Phoenix Outdoor is a behavior modification program marketed as a wilderness program. The main office is located on 363 Graphite Road, Old Fort, North Carolina <Ref>The area around the main campus on google maps</Ref>.
The address is shared with SUWS of North Carolina and a coaching firm founded by Taylor Wood, who was a former detainee from the program. He is now offering coaching to the teens <Ref>SUWS Graduates Return to Work and Act as Mentors to Teens in Wilderness Therapy, Alternative summer Camps</Ref>
It was founded in 2005 <Ref>Phoenix Outdoor Opens Base Camp and Operations Center Near Asheville, North Carolina, Press release published on Globe Newswire</Ref>.
The targetgroup is youth between 13 and 17.
The length of the program is 21 days minimum.
The program starts at the base camp and then the teenagers are sent on wilderness treks on pre-approved rutes <Ref>The Phoenix Outdoor Program, homepage of the program</Ref>.
While at the base camp the detained teenagers sleep at tent platforms. If the weather is bad they can sleep in a student lodge where bathrooms also are used when they return from wilderness treks. All the rooms have alarms, so the teenagers can be "contained" <Ref>Base Camp Facilities, homepage of the program</Ref>.
One of the founders moved on and founded yet another program <Ref>Ashville House, a thread on Fornits webforum</Ref>
July 2009 three of the detained teenagers in the program managed to run away. Two where captured <Ref>One teen runaway found, two missing, By Richelle Bailey, Mcdowell News, June 9 2009
Runaway from Phoenix Outdoor Wilderness, a thread on Fornits webforum</Ref>.
- Info: Homepage of the program
- Forum: More Aspen consolidations; Lone Star Expeditions to close, a thread on Fornits webforum
- Forum: phoenix outdoor, a post in thread named "Phoenix- New Wilderness employs ex CEDU" on Fornits webforum