Outdoor Teen & Adolescent Wilderness Treatment Programs

We remain open and are continuing to accept new admissions.

SUWS of the Carolinas remains committed to providing clinically superior services within a safe and supportive environment while taking all appropriate precautions to protect the well-being of our students and staff.


For admissions information, or to learn more about the heightened preventive measures we have put in place, please click the link at the top of this page or call us at (828) 489-3198.

At SUWS of the Carolinas, we understand that you and your family experience different needs at different times in your lives. When you call, our admissions staff will help to determine which program is the right fit for your child.

SUWS of the Carolinas: Developmental & Behavioral Disorders (10-17)

SUWS of the Carolinas is a therapeutic wilderness program in Old Fort, NC. It is an integrated strengths-based program that addresses the biological, psychological, and social needs of adolescents with mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral challenges. Learn more. 

Seasons Program: Behavioral Disorders (10-13)

The Seasons Program attends to children and teenagers between the ages of 10 and 13 who are struggling with developmental disorders and common behavioral issues, such as poor social skills, entitlement, defiant behavior, ADHD, depression and much more. Learn More.

Phoenix Outdoor: Teen Addiction & Substance Abuse (14-17)

Phoenix focuses on addressing issues in teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17. Phoenix Outdoor is a program that works on developing positive growth in teens who battle with school failure, anger issues, substance abuse, and low self-esteem. Learn more.

We are dedicated to helping you find your child’s best fit in one of our four programs. Please contact our admissions office right now to obtain more information about these programs.

I went into this program scared out of my mind. At SUWS, I learned the tools I needed to work through my issues and I'm forever grateful.

– Anonymous Patient
Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • Cognia
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Forest Service Department of Agriculture
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council
  • Safe Zone
  • Sky's The Limit Fund
  • The Jason Foundation

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