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Trails Carolina:
Trails Carolina provides therapeutic wilderness programs to troubled boys and girls ages 10-17. Our residential program features clinically proven methods that work exceptionally well with children suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Substance abuse, Learning differences, ADHD, and other difficulties. Our Youth course covers ages 10-13, while our Adolescent program covers ages 14-17.

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Individualized Therapeutic Wilderness Program:
Our clinically proven methods work exceptionally well with:

- Adoption
- Anxiety
- Attachment issues
- Defiant behavior
- Depression
- Family conflict
- Gaming and technology obsession
- Learning differences
- Low self-esteem
- Manipulative behavior
- Poor academic achievement
- Self harm
- School refusal
- Social isolation
- Substance abuse
- Trauma

Youth Program (Ages 10-13)
We have designed our Youth Program to support specific developmental needs of 10-13 year old youth, breaking the cycle of troubling behaviors and replacing them with more positive and mature decisions and relationships. Course features include:

- Age appropriate peer groups
- Individual therapy with Primary Therapist
- Equine Therapy where emotions and actions are matched
- Realistic wilderness camp challenges to break the cycle of behaviors
- Group Therapy and Family Therapy involvement
- Residential base campus for safety and a break from wilderness camp

Adolescent Program (Ages 14-17)
Parents contact us worried that their teenage child has veered off course and is out of control. We understand these concerns and have designed the Adolescent Program to specifically address these issues.  A few short months at Trails wilderness school can start a path for a lifetime of change. Course features include:

- A Powerful Program for Your Child
- Targeted to Adolescent Needs
- Growth in the Wilderness
- Benefits of Exercise
- Repairing the Family
- Academic Benefits

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Arthur Morgan School
Courses / Programs
Located in Burnsville, North Carolina, The Arthur Morgan School (AMS) is a private, alternative, day and boarding school for middle school students in Grades 7, 8 and 9.

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Subjects / features include:
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Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Virginia and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

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Parent Testimonial:
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For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
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TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
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Courses / Programs
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Lake House Academy
Courses / Programs
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