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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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Why Choose Trails Carolina?


- Trails Values
We have an underlying set of core values to help create the highest quality standards for a safe and supportive experience.

- Decades of Experience
Our talented team is passionate and experienced in building relationships and trust.

- Blend of Wilderness and Base Campus
Students practice transitions to new situations, settings, and staff to improve student confidence in better handling all that life throws at us whether in the wilderness or in the classroom.

- Therapeutic Environment
We provide a safe, supportive, research based therapeutic approach focused on success at Trails and continued success after our wilderness therapy ends.

Our Innovative Model:

The Trails team devised an innovative model focused on three beliefs that have driven our programming decisions:

- We believe that practicing and applying the lessons learned in wilderness to everyday situations promotes lasting change.
- We believe that families benefit from being involved in their child’s process.
- We believe that a wilderness setting enhances the benefits of therapy.

Individualized Therapeutic Wilderness Program:
For troubled adolescents (ages 10-13), and struggling teens (ages 14-17) 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

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Parent Testimonial:
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Expert Testimonial:
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The Webb School
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Co-Ed Day & Boarding School Programs:

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- Middle School
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Courses / Programs
Founded in 1916, Virginia Episcopal School (VES) is a college preparatory, coeducational, independent boarding and day school for students in Grades 9-12 located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg, Virginia and consisting of an intimate academic community of 200 students.

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