Programs For Struggling Young Adults
Trails Momentum, one of the East Coast’s leading programs for struggling young adults, helps young men and women ages 18-25 find a healthier, happier path in life. If your child is feeling like they lack direction and motivation in their life, Trails Momentum can help them find a way forward.
Our program helps young men and women who seek:
- A healthier relationship with friends and family
- Confidence, self esteem and motivation
- Skills needed to continue their education
- Healthier ways to cope with issues like anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders
- A way to break out destructive behavioral patterns such as substance experimentation
During their time at Trails Momentum, students gain new skills that can help them achieve success at school, in their relationships with others, and in their daily lives. We provide the support and resources to help students begin to set goals for themselves and build confidence in their abilities to pursue goals.
As students progress through the program, they transition between base camp and wilderness expeditions. While on campus, students participate in daily classes where they learn interpersonal communication and leadership skills. They then apply what they’ve learned in outdoor adventures during the weekend.
Tucked into the picturesque mountains of western Carolina, our 500 acre base camp features its own mountain lake and is near thriving Asheville. The Blue Ridge Mountains offer plenty to explore, from hundreds of waterfalls to beautiful seasons, hiking, paddling, climbing, and more.
What Does Our School For Struggling Young Adults Have to Offer?
At Trails Momentum, we understand that for many young adults seeking growth, part of that growth will be gained by pursuing an education. While attending our program, students have the chance to complete high school, get their GED or earn college credit depending on their individualized track.
As one of the leading programs for struggling young adults, all classes at our program are facilitated by highly experienced educators who have specifically designed academic programming to fit the needs of each individual student.
The lessons and skills students learn about during their classroom hours are applied on weekend adventure experiences off campus. For example, if students learn about using compasses during class they will spend the weekend navigating their way to the top of a mountain. By applying the lessons students learn during the week to real life experiences, students get to accomplish things they never imagined they could achieve and build confidence in their abilities to take on goals.
Our academic program is fully accredited by AdvancEd, NC DNPE, and NCES. This accreditation means that our credits are transferable to other educational institutions once students graduate from Trails Momentum.
How do we help young adults build confidence and gain independence?
Guided by licensed, experienced therapists, young adults begin a transformative journey towards growth and healing during their time at Trails Momentum. Our program focuses on the strengths of students. We help students build off of their natural abilities and focus goals based on their personal interests.
Along the healing journey, we include the family throughout the process. For the duration of the Trails Momentum program, each family member is provided with the appropriate communication and clinical tools necessary to contribute to the process of become a healthy functioning family system.
At Trails Momentum, students grow through:
- Individual therapy
- Family seminars and sessions
- Peer Support
- Focus on self-regulation
- Emotional Intelligence skill building
- Educational support groups
- Psychological support groups
- Communication tools
Adventure Therapy For Young Adults
At Trails Momentum, we utilize adventure-based wilderness therapy to help young adults build important life skills and develop self-confidence. For each adventure activity students engage in, they are taught from the “ground up” the fundamental skill set associated with each activity. These skills help increase their efficacy in the outdoors and allow them to continue to engage in healthy outdoor pursuits after they transition from the program.
Our base camp is located in a 500 acre mountaintop property with an expanse of trails, a trout-stocked lake, and other facilities which are utilized for a variety of recreational activities including:
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
Trails Momentum helps students from: