All Kinds of News for November 06, 2019
Trails Carolina, a wilderness therapy program located in North Carolina, has recently expanded their pre-teen programming for middle schoolers ages 10-13.
Previously, pre-teen students spent two weeks backpacking on expedition and two weeks at base camps. Now, they are spending one week backpacking on expedition and three weeks transitioning to three separate base camp experiences. In the new pre-teen programming, students will be spending one week at Trails Carolina’s Shuttleworth base camp where they will be participating in adventure therapy activities such as climbing and canoeing and preparing for their week of backpacking on expedition. Additionally, they will be taking day hikes.
“We are always evaluating our programming to ensure our students are receiving the best experience possible. We believe the addition of a third base camp opportunity for pre-teen students allows them to practice transitioning the skills and success they’ve built throughout their time at Trails to more environments, and more frequently,” says Julia Andrick, Director of Admissions and Outreach.
After spending time at Shuttleworth Base camp, students will go off on an expedition for one week where they will be backpacking and learning a variety of outdoor skills, such as how to make a fire using a bow drill. Following their week on expedition, students transition to the Sky Valley Base Camp. There, they take part in Trails Carolina’s health and wellness programming, Trails to Wellness.
In Trails to Wellness, students participate in mindfulness and yoga practices and build wellness skills. In addition to Trails to Wellness programming, students attend art assisted therapy and environmental science classes.
Finally, students transition to the Winding Gap base camp where they take part in academic programming in a traditional classroom setting and equine assisted therapy. On average, students transition through the cycle of expeditions and base camps 2.5 times throughout their journey at Trails.
Trails Carolina offers rolling admissions throughout the year with single gender groups that are divided based on age and the challenges students face. Learn more about programming at Trails Carolina by visiting https://trailscarolina.com/ or by calling 800-975-7303.
Trails Carolina is a wilderness therapy program based just outside of Asheville, North Carolina that offers a multi-dimensional wilderness therapy model to troubled adolescents, ages 10-17. Trails capitalizes upon the profound effects of a student’s wilderness experience, and then combines that experience with strong clinical assessments and therapy. For additional information about Trails Carolina, please call 800-975-7303.