Trails Carolina Continues to Develop Programming Focused on Life After Wilderness
Trails Carolina’s transitional programming has helped meet families and students where they are to create lasting change. In continuing with this tradition Trails Carolina has further developed their “Home Simulator” experience at their Winding Gap campus.
Traditionally students at Trails Carolina rotate between three distinctive campuses and wilderness expeditions. Each experience is tailored to test the work students are doing while in the program. This month the main campus continues to be further delineated from the wilderness component, where students now will be making their beds, become more responsible for their daily schedule and experience, and have even more hands-on participation in the preparation and planning for their coming expedition. In this environment, students will manage their own time with clocks in common areas and cabins, take care of their personal areas that more closely resemble a “dorm room”, and operate within a day that even further parallels life at home or in a residential setting.
“This creates an opportunity not just to test the work we do at Trails, but to prepare students for life after Trails.” Luke Johnson, Youth Field Director, shares. “It strengthens our transition from wilderness to home or the next stage. While providing even more of the staples of home this also allows them to become more responsible for themselves.”
This next step will continue to prepare students at Trails Carolina for life after wilderness. To learn more about these transitions please visit trailscarolina.com or call 800-975-7303.
About Trails Carolina
Trails Carolina is a wilderness therapy for pre-teens and adolescents ages 10-17. The clinically sophisticated and time-tested program engages students through wilderness therapy, mindfulness and yoga, equine-assisted therapy, intentional transitions, and academic engagement. Recent outcome research demonstrates efficacy. Trails Carolina was created to help families reconnect and heal. For additional information about Trails Carolina, located just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, please call 800-975-7303.