SUWS of the Carolinas

363 Graphite Road 
Old Fort, NC 28762


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Flexible length of stay from 4 to 7 weeks

Using a goal-based system, students are continually presented with opportunities to learn and practice skills that increase their understanding of personal responsibility and improve self-esteem

Offers flexible enrollment options for a family's convenience

Mood Disorders- Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Anxiety Disorder- ADD/ADHD - Specific Development Disorders or Learning Differences

Students receive a curriculum manual on the first day that contains philosophy, practical skill instruction, stories, journal assignments, and history and science lessons. Adolescents are often able to receive transferable credit for completing the SUWS curriculum.

Learning first aid, to basic orienteering and primitive living skills

Groups spend five days per week on the trail followed by two days of intensive therapy in campsites. While on the trail, students participate in outdoor activities and take part in daily group processing sessions, and staff / peer counseling. During intensive therapy or "layover", students participate in individual and group therapy sessions while completing program curricula and therapy assignments.

Carolinas Base includes an office complex, instructor residences, training facilities, and commissary. Groups in the field remain in contact with Base personnel via phone / radio 24-hours per day, and are readily accessible in the event of an emergency

We recognize the importance of the family in the growth process. Our family component includes a 16 tape parenting series, weekly treatment planning sessions, and a three day parenting workshop upon program completion

Moves children from their "emotional comfort zone" by shifting them to a new and challenging environment.

Sallie Mae offers low interest loans that may pay part or all of your child's tuition

Treatment team that includes one Field Supervisor and two Field Instructors.

SUWS maintains memberships in wilderness program associations, including the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Industry Council (OBHIC), the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), the National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camps (NATWC) and the Association for Experiential Education. Education Credit SUWS of the Carolinas is licensed in the state of North Carolina

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