SUWS of the Carolinas
363 Graphite Rd,
Old Fort 28762
Tel: 668-7590 | WEBSITE
SUWS of the Carolinas is a therapeutic wilderness program located in the woods of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. Blending traditional therapeutic methods with a challenging outdoor environment, SUWS of the Carolinas focuses on assessment and clinical excellence.
With an exceptional student-to-staff ratio, individualized treatment plans, and a positive peer culture, our wilderness therapy program is designed to address self-defeating behaviors as well as the underlying causes of those behaviors. The SUWS of the Carolinas clinical treatment team consists of licensed master's or doctoral level therapists who are passionate about working with struggling youth. They oversee student development and assist students and families in progressing toward their individualized treatment goals.
In the wilderness, life is simple. Once freed from modern distractions and negative peer influences, the necessities of life become clear. By developing healthy relationships, teamwork, self-confidence, and a sense of personal responsibility, students redefine their hopes for the future and their roles within the family. At the same time, they discover their desire and ability to grow into the people they want to be. Since 1981, SUWS programs have provided essential guidance and support to thousands of misdirected and at-risk youth and their families.