Wilderness Programs in North Carolina

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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:

- ADHD
- 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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Prayer Mountain Boys Academy, Pike County
Courses / Programs
Located in Pike County GA, 50 miles south of Atlanta, Prayer Mountain Boys Academy is a year-round, 15-month faith-based program for struggling / at-risk teen boys ages 13-17.

Our Christian boarding school is specifically designed to help teen boys who are struggling with anger, defiance, minor substance abuse, and other destructive choices.

Our Christian boarding school for boys feels like a home. The beautiful 36-acre campus gives boys a peaceful and spacious setting in which to make lasting life change.

Our committed staff understand the situations facing these young men, many from personal experience, and they love the boys like family. We help them to grow in their relationships with themselves and with each other and, in time, to heal broken relationships with their parents and families.
15-month Christ-centered Boarding Program for at-risk individuals (ages 13-17)

Students who enter our program exhibit issues and behaviors such as:

- Low self-esteem
- Rebellion/Anger/Defiance
- Depression
- Suicidal thoughts
- Deceitfulness/Theft
- Manipulation
- Promiscuity/Gender confusion
- Drug experimentation
- Alcohol or prescription drug abuse
- Self-harm
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 North Carolina 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.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Lake House Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Flat Rock (near Asheville), North Carolina, Lake House Academy is a private, therapeutic boarding school for girls ages 10 through 14.

A Lake House girl is typically struggling at home and academically with a number of behaviors, such as: Immaturity, Impulsivity, Disorganization, Inability to Control Anger, Defiance Toward Parents, Difficulty Maintaining Grade Level Performance at School, Tantrums, Lack of Respect, Inability to Adhere to Rules or Limits etc.

Programs are tailored to the developmental, social, emotional and academic needs of pre-adolescent and young adolescent girls with a focus on helping girls gain the skills they need to be successful in the home, at school and with friends.

Lake House Academy understands this complex family dynamic. We provide an intimate family-like environment where each girl in the Academy is honored for her skills, strengths and individual personality as we help her find her voice.

At LHA she will become confident, resilient, and prepared to walk into adolescence once again the daughter you have always had; but just lost for a time.
Residential Therapeutic Programs for Girls Ages 10-14:

- Behavior/Coping Skills
- Relationship Skills
- Art Therapy
- Family, Leadership and Team Building
- Community and Culture
- Daily structured schedule
- Academic and therapeutic challenges
- Seasonal Team Sports
- Outdoor Recreation
- Performing Arts
- Yoga
THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
With our headquarters in New York City, THINK Global School is the world’s first global, traveling high school! There is no other school like TGS on the planet.

Designed for 10-12th Grade students from Virginia, the U.S. and around the globe, our school year consists of 3 terms, each held in a different country. Our students have the unique opportunity to delve into the history and culture of these fantastic international locations.

Authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, our mission is to provide a challenging academic experience for multinational students in a multicultural learning environment, with a specific focus on engaging with the local culture in each of our host cities.

During the academic year 2014-15, we are in New Zealand, Costa Rica & Greece, while in previous years we have been situated in Australia, Sweden, Japan, China, Germany, Argentina, and the U.S. among others.

TGS students are competitively selected from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature United Nations, representing more than 20 different countries of citizenship and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

THINK Global School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.

Expert Testimonial:
"The collective energy that the students at TGS possess is remarkable. Somehow, the more places they go and things they do, the more energy they have!… It is such an inspiration!"
- TGS Residential Advisor
International Traveling High School Program for Students in Grades 10-12:

- Pre-IB Program (Grade 10)
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

- Taught in small classes by experienced & dedicated teachers

- All subjects are inspired by the location & designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.

- Rich program of curriculum-linked field research, guest lectures, and workshops in each city

- Classroom instruction is student-driven, with emphasis on investigative inquiry and deliberative dialogue
The King's Academy, Knoxville
Courses / Programs
The King’s Academy (TKA) is a Christ-centered college preparatory day and boarding school. Located on 67 acres of gentle rolling foothills in East Tennessee, TKA is committed to empowering students to reach their greatest potential and equipping them for a life of service in the cause of Christ.

The King’s Academy is pleased to offer a quality education to students in Grades K4 through 12 with boarding options for Grades 7-12.

The academy's 67-acre campus is located in Seymour (13 miles from Knoxville), Sevier County, near the Great Smoky Mountains of scenic East Tennessee. The diverse student body includes representatives from an average of 17 foreign countries every year.

We offer superior academics, competitive athletics and exceptional arts programs in a nurturing Christian environment. The academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools a division of Advanced ED.
Co-Educational Day (Preschool to Grade 12) and Boarding (Grades 7-12) Programs:

- Rigorous College Preparatory Curriculum with English, math, science, social studies, foreign languages, fine arts, computer science, and wellness

Additional Courses include:
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT and ACT
- Afterschool Program
- English as a Second Language Program