Director of Admissions
Josh Gunalda
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
363 Graphite Road
Old fort, NC
suwscarolinas.com
SUWS of the Carolinas is a strengths focused and evidenced based wilderness treatment program serving students 10-17 in five specific niche programs, and families through the Family Program, transitional coaching and alumni services. BRAVO is for boys 14-17 with Mood Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ADHD), Impulse Control and Disruptive Behavior Disorders, and Learning Disabilities. Symptoms include anxiety and depression, self-defeating thoughts, substance abuse, and negative peer relationships. LUNA is for girls 13-17 who present with Mood Disorders, Trauma Related Disorders, and Disruptive Behavior Disorders. Symptoms include low self-esteem, difficulty maintaining peer relationships, self-harm, disordered eating, substance abuse and sexual promiscuity. SEASONS is co-ed for students 10-13 who demonstrate immature social skills, lack of self-awareness, anger, anxiety, depression, attachment issues and negative peer relationships. APPROACH is for ages 14-17 in single gender groups. A social learning and skills development program, core diagnoses are Autism Spectrum, Non Verbal Learning Disorders, and ADHD. Symptoms include lack of personal responsibility, poor self awareness, executive dysfunction and poor self-efficacy. PHOENIX OUTDOOR is for 13-17 year olds in single gender groups. Substance abuse is of primary concern, with co-occurring mood disorders, ADHD, defiant behavior, negative peer relationships, school failure, and anger issues.

General Information

Corporate Or Public Company
Public Land
National Forest Service

Wilderness Therapy Model

Base Camp | Backpacking
≥ 5
No
< 50%
8 Weeks

Group

10 - 17.9
Yes
Co-ed Group(s)
Female Only Program
Male Only Program
Single Gender Group(s)

Family Participation

Required by Program
-
Recommended by Program
-
Required by Program
Required by Program
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Secure parent portal for progress reports, pictures, updates etc. Audio CD series to compliment parent workshop, 2-3 day graduation and family program

Family Workshop / Visits

Recommended by Program
-
-
-
Required by Program

Staff Information

Yes
1:0
8 Hours
< 10
> 10
No

Clinician Information

< 8
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
2 Days
Call for more information
Art
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga
Equine Therapy, Dog Therapy, Neurofeedback

Medical / Wellness

Contracted psychiatrist as needed
> 50%
Nurse
EMT
Physician / MD
Psychiatrist / MD
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Pregnancy
Call For more information

Psychological Evaluations

< 50%

Academic Offering

Yes
Yes
AdvancEd
www.advanc-ed.org/

Program Licensing and/or Accreditation

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
$450.00 - $499.00
Call for more information
No
No
No
Yes
> 50%
Asheville [AVL]
1 Hours
Mission Statement
Through the wilderness, we empower families to discover their strengths by creating a safe and consistent environment to restore hope and foster growth.