Frequently Asked Questions about Skyterra Young Adult
Skyterra Young Adult is an individualized wellness program to help young adults find tools to help them reach their goals. Under the caring, informed guidance of professionals, guests learn to manage stress, cultivate resilience, and prepare to take on all of life’s responsibilities.
Through finding a balanced routine in outdoor activities, movement, mindfulness, meditation, breathwork, and opportunities to learn, guests connect to themselves and nature. Students participate in private therapy, group therapy and discussion, structured classes, community service, and hands-on integration of healthy life skills. In addition, guests are offered weekly private fitness and nutrition sessions to ensure that they have a clear plan of how to take care of themselves at home.
The mission of Skyterra Young Adult is to empower young adults, ages 18-29, to live healthy and valued lives through active and committed transformation.
Skyterra Young Adult's campus is separated from social pressures and distractions. Nestled in the beauty of western North Carolina, our students find peace and serenity. Guests attend because they want to grow. Along with an inviting campus, we offer an environment full of support. Whether through morning and evening community discussions and events or the ability to navigate tricky group dynamics alongside your therapist, we maintain a healthy environment for our guests to focus on themselves. The program does not allow disrespect. The Skyterra Young Adult culture and environment is highlighted by respect, integrity, compassion, and personal growth through interpersonal relationship support.
The 12-acre campus consists of untouched forests, walking trails, a kitchen, dining area, bedrooms and living spaces, apartments, a sun deck, balconies with expansive mountain views, a community room, yoga yurt, and a gym space. We limit the amount of guests to keep the program small and to allow for individual attention.
The location is separated from social pressures and distractions. Here in the mountains, we enjoy the favorable weather for much of the year. For that reason, several of our classes and activities are designed to create a choice for outdoor experience.
We are lucky to be located in the land of waterfalls. Living in a temperate rainforest means that the summers are much cooler and less humid than what you may expect. Don’t let the word rainforest scare you, the rain is predictable and our schedules are designed to accommodate weather changes. We do see low temperatures and occasional snow during the winter, but the season is relatively short. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 83°F and is rarely below 15°F or above 89°F.
Skyterra Young Adult is located at 925 Pine Shore Drive, Brevard, NC 28712, one hour from Asheville, on a serene campus. Our unique location enables a full array of breathtaking outdoor activities nearly year-round.
The expert team at Skyterra Young Adult has more than 30 years of therapeutic program experience specializing in the transition to adulthood.
Yes, we are open year round, even through the major holidays. We incorporate special seasonal, festive programming.
Personal toiletries, sun block/sunglasses, insect repellant, athletic shoes for indoor workouts, outdoor shoes (hiking shoes, boots, or sandals) that can get wet/muddy, plenty of comfortable/activewear, rain jacket, hat and gloves during the winter, and a mid-weight jacket. We provide housing, meals/snacks, and laundry facilities. For a printable packing list, click here.
A wide variety of young adults have benefited from the Skyterra Young Adult program. We are gender inclusive, and guests of different fitness levels, mental, and emotional health have attended. We have helped everyone from students living at home, single parents in between employment, students living independently that are taking a gap year from school and more.
Guests who are struggling with depression and anxiety, looking to gain life skills and healthy habits, trying to find purpose, exhibiting low self-confidence, lacking direction, etc. are welcome. This is a safe, secure, and welcome environment where staff members provide personalized attention and guidance for the areas where guests need help.
The Skyterra Young Adult program is designed to jump-start new habits and help guests launch into a healthy, fulfilling life. Guests come to Skyterra Young Adult seeking help for many issues including, but not limited to:
- Academic underachievement
- Adjustment problems
- Difficulty managing emotions
- Family conflict/discord
- Failure To Launch
- Grief and loss
- Identity issues
- Lack of confidence
- Lack of motivation
- Learning differences
- Poor self-image
- Poor social skills
- Relationship issues
- Substance experimentation/abuse
- Technology addiction.
- Unhealthy relationship with food and/or fitness
If you’re experiencing any of these issues, you are not alone! Attending Skyterra Young Adult can help you see new possibilities for yourself and your circumstances. We are not a rehabilitation or medical facility. Guest needs are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Due to the physicality of our programing, our recommendation is that you can walk on your own, even if it’s not long distances, you will be able to participate, learn and experience results. All fitness levels are welcome at Skyterra Young Adult. We meet you where you are and help you improve from there. A desire to learn, and a willingness to try new things is all we ask. If you have any concerns you can consult your primary care physician for their recommendations
At Skyterra Young Adult we offer a wide range of curriculum that was designed by our licensed clinical and wellness team. The schedule is focused on wellness: an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.
Guests participate in private therapy, fitness and nutrition sessions. We provide group therapy and discussion, structured classes, community service, and hands-on integration of healthy life skills.
The pillars of Skyterra Young Adult are incorporated throughout the schedule and are:
- Self Care and Stress Management
- Fitness and Mobility
- Culinary and Nutrition Education
- Recreation and Adventure
- Mindfulness and Yoga
To help ground guests in their their wellness journey we incorporate community and individual projects:
- Individual Legacy Project
- Community Service and Giving Back
Other weekly programming includes:
- Guided nature walks
- Daily breath work and meditation sessions
- Fitness classes
- Nutrition education and meal preparation
- Stress management skill building
- Guidance on establishing sustainable positive habits
- Development of interpersonal relationship and communication skills
The Skyterra Young Adult program encourages a two-month stay. Guests are able to stay as long as they would like. The schedule is built to accommodate the need for further investment into the guest and their future.
The Skyterra Young Adult rate includes everything a guest needs for success: all meals, accommodations, airport transportation, weekly private therapy sessions, and our full structured schedule of classes, lectures and experiences all designed to give guests the confidence they deserve. The program rate covers individualized wellness programming as well as experiential activities and hands-on learning.
See our rates page HERE.
Skyterra Young Adult is a private pay program, and does not receive insurance reimbursement. Our team is prepared to provide you with a superbill, which you may submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.
To find out more about the program, call 828-800-9584 or complete the interest form at the bottom of this page.
Guests commonly fly to/from a nearby airport (AVL/GSP). Airport shuttles are included in the program rate at specific scheduled times only. If you prefer not to fly, you may arrange for private transport to the program through a commercial transport company.
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is the closest airport to Skyterra Young Adult, about 45 minutes away. The Greenville/Spartanburg Regional Airport (GSP) in South Carolina is about 90 minutes away.
Skyterra Young Adult provides a private airport shuttle to and from the Asheville (AVL) or Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) airports. However, airfare and alternative airport transportation prices are not included in the program cost.
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) is about 2.5 hours away, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is about 3 hours away, depending on traffic. We do not offer shuttle service from Charlotte or Atlanta.
While we provide structure and support to guests, we believe it is valuable to provide parents with Skyterra support through updates on the progress of their young adult in the program. Our clinical team works with families to address family dynamics during weekly parent coaching calls. Parents learn skills and strategies for parenting a young adult with social, emotional, or behavioral health challenges. Skyterra Young Adult therapists facilitate family therapy during the parent program, where families come together to build credibility within their relationships and solidify strategies to support the therapeutic gains the student makes during their stay.
Yes. The Residential Coordinator resides on campus with the guests. The team at Skyterra Young Adult accompany guests during all activities, providing encouragement and support.
Guests remain on the campus unless there is a scheduled off-campus excursion. Guests are not permitted to leave campus alone. If a guest wants to leave the program, they can, but we will do our best to challenge the guest to complete the program to which they have committed.
We take pride in our diverse group of guests because much like life, this allows for unique connections with each community member that supports the belief that we are all on our own journey. Some guests struggle with anxiety and depression, some have started college but have not been able to complete their coursework for various reasons. Some never started college, and others have graduated but have not been able to launch into a career path. No matter the situation, guests and Skyterra Young Adult team members work together in a nurturing environment to build healthy relationships and support one another.
Guests attend Skyterra Young Adult because they want to grow. Our program empowers guests to use their voice to advocate for wants and needs, whether those interactions take place at Skyterra Young Adult or in the future. We take pride in our community as we have curated a unique, non-judgmental space, where guests feel safe to do their work. Guests learn and practice skills such as assertive communication, giving and receiving feedback, and addressing and resolving conflict to support relationships.
Skyterra Young Adult is not a boot camp, nor is it detention or punishment. The program is safe and supportive. If you are at Skyterra Young Adult, it is because you want to be here.
Autonomy is all about choice. At Skyterra Young Adult it is always your choice to show up ready to learn and experience the program. You’ll learn how to properly care for and nourish your whole self- body, mind, and soul. You’ll explore nutrition, fitness, life skills, and mental health that will allow you to feel more confident.
If you are unsure if Skyterra Young Adult is right for you, feel free to speak to a member of our team. Schedule a consultation today here.
Yes! Skyterra Young Adult maintains a commitment to building an inclusive program welcoming to people of all backgrounds.
Skyterra Young Adult promotes an environment of respect and appreciation for race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, physical and mental ability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, and socioeconomic status of all persons.
We are committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere of openness, trust and safety where all attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors can be freely explored and discussed. We believe in a therapeutic environment and community that promotes dignity, respect, integrity, safety, equity and inclusion.