Seasons, a wilderness program for younger children
For 24 years SUWS wilderness programs have been helping families with at-risk children and adolescents.
SUWS Seasons is a licensed, clinically focused treatment program designed to identify the limiting beliefs and unhealthy behaviors that can often prevent the pursuit of constructive goals and personal achievement.
Research and developmental psychology indicates that children ages 10 to 13 have very specific needs - primarily, safety, security, and predictability. Pre-adolescent children and younger teens think in concrete terms, and require tangible experiences from which to build.
The goal of the Seasons wilderness program is to create reference points that each child may tap into later for positive self-reinforcement. The staff and daily curriculum give students the tools they will need to chart a course for future growth and success and begin making progress in their lives.
As they complete our goal-based system, Seasons students are continually presented with opportunities to learn and practice skills that increase their understanding of personal responsibility and improve self-esteem. As the program progresses, students ascend through a network of levels designed to challenge, test, and encourage emotional and physical growth.
In December 04 SUWS of the Carolinas was featured on the Dr. Phil Show. In recommending the program Dr. Phil told a young man, "I want to send you to a program called SUWS of the Carolinas. It's a very therapeutic program. It's designed to help you...clear your head and start thinking right about who you are and what you deserve in this life.