Director of Admissions
Rachel Vandevoort
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
363 Graphite Road
Old Fort, NC
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SUWS of the Carolinas is a strengths focused and evidenced based wilderness treatment program serving students ages 10-17, and their families through the Family Program, transitional coaching and alumni services. SEASONS is co-ed for students ages 10-13, who demonstrate immature social skills, lack of self-awareness, anger, anxiety, depression, attachment issues and negative peer relationships. 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 14-17 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. Phoenix OUTDOOR is a program designed to help treat teens between the ages of 14-17 struggling with substance experimentation, use, and dependency, as well as, co-occurring psychological and behavioral 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
1:4
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
Canine Therapy, Neurofeedback, VRT

Medical / Wellness

Contracted psychiatrist as needed
< 50%
Nurse
EMT
Physician / MD
Psychiatrist / MD
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Need for Detox?
Pregnancy
Call For more information

Psychological Evaluations

< 50%

Academic Offering

Yes
Yes
Cognia
www.cognia,org

Program Licensing and/or Accreditation

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
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.