Outdoor Teen & Adolescent Wilderness Treatment Programs

At SUWS of the Carolinas, we believe that many young people aren’t equipped with the necessary developmental skills to thrive. Through our wilderness therapy services, we help instill in our students life skills such as problem-solving methods and time management techniques.

Each child has unique needs, which is why we offer a variety of programming options. Our admissions staff will help you determine which program is the right fit for your child.

Bravo & Luna Programs: Developmental & Behavioral Health Disorders (14-17)

Bravo (boys) and Luna (girls) are therapeutic wilderness programs for young people ages 14-17 who are struggling with developmental and behavioral health concerns. They are integrated, strengths-based programs that address the biological, psychological, and social needs of adolescents. Students are placed in groups based on age, gender, and clinical concern. Learn more.

Seasons Program: Developmental & Behavioral Health Disorders (10-13)

The Seasons program is for children and teenagers ages 10-13 who are struggling with developmental disorders and common behavioral health concerns, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and anger management. Learn more.

Phoenix Outdoor: Dual Diagnosis (14-17)

Phoenix Outdoor focuses on helping boys and girls ages 14-17 in gender-specific groups. Phoenix Outdoor is a program that works on developing growth in teens who have a dual diagnosis of a mental health concern and a substance use disorder. Learn more.

Life Skills Focus

All programs at SUWS focus on providing our students with the necessary life skills to help them thrive during adolescence and beyond. We center our activities on the 10 essential life skills outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO). They are:

  • Self-awareness
  • Empathy
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Problem-solving
  • Effective communication
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Coping with stress
  • Coping with emotions

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