Trails Carolina Students Explore New Locations During Fall Expeditions
Students at Trails Carolina, a wilderness therapy program for teens 10-17, are enjoying expedition trips to Panthertown. Trails Carolina obtained a special use permit to responsibly enjoy this part of the Nantahala National Forest. Panthertown is rich with waterfalls, beaches, gorgeous campsites, and rivers. With this transition from summer to fall comes new experiences for students at Trails Carolina.
Field Director Brandon Berthrong expands on the adoration of Panthertown saying, “Students love going to Panthertown for expeditions. They love the sights, and the changing colors make it especially beautiful this time of year.”
Expeditions are instrumental for students’ growth at Trails Carolina. Students gain confidence while participating in activities like creating their own fire, hiking, and camping. “All of the activities on expedition are key to building confidence. Through these activities, students start to discover their own self-reliance,” adds Berthrong.
One of the highlights of Panthertown is Devil’s Elbow trail. This hike is one of the more challenging trails and leaves students feeling accomplished once completed. While on this trail, students encourage each other, learn how to work together, and collaborate as a group.
To learn more about adventure programming at Trails Carolina, please visit https://trailscarolina.com/why-trails/adventure-program/ or call 800-975-7303.
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.