The mission of the WOODS program is to provide at-risk youth long term residential care through a non-traditional educational environment.
Our Wilderness Outdoor Opportunity Discovery School (WOODS) cares for up to 15 boys who need more structure and discipline than our Residential Care program provides.
Located at Bickers Camp on Craig in Craig County, WOODS enables each resident to find stability and make healthier life choices through education, counseling, regular chores, and wilderness experiences. Once they have completed the program, WOODS residents graduate to Residential Care, Treatment Foster Care, or return home when appropriate.
Education is a key ingredient of the WOODS program. A year-round educational facility, WOODS prides itself in helping many graduates improve their academic abilities by two grade levels in an average of 15 months.
WOODS is interdepartmentally licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and accredited through Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Educational Facilities (VAISEF).