Sunday, July 14

Innovative Teen Summer Retreats Propel Growth at Bright Path Behavioral Health

Wake Forest, North Carolina Bright Path Behavioral Health, a leading teen mental health treatment facility, is proud to announce the launch of its innovative summer retreat programs designed to foster personal growth and development in adolescents.
The summer retreats, carefully curated by Bright Path’s team of experts, offer teenagers a unique opportunity to engage in transformative experiences while developing essential social, emotional, and life skills in a supportive environment.
“Our summer retreats aim to provide adolescents with a safe and nurturing space where they can explore, learn, and grow,” said Shantell Sullivan Ed.D., LCSW, CEO at Bright Path Behavioral Health. “Each retreat is tailored to address the specific needs and interests of teenagers, empowering them to navigate the complexities of adolescence with confidence and resilience.”

Discover the Range of Retreats Offered

June 24th – June 29th: SEL Summer Camp (Ages 13-16)

This week-long retreat focuses on fostering self-awareness, building coping skills, and enhancing resilience. Participants engage in a variety of activities including team-building games, mindfulness exercises, journaling, and workshops on effective communication.

July 1st – July 3rd: Unplugged Oasis: Digital Downtime Camp (Ages 12-14)

Focusing on the importance of disconnecting from digital devices, this retreat encourages outdoor activities and offline experiences. Participants enjoy nature hikes, outdoor games, art workshops, and mindfulness practices to promote mental well-being.

July 8th – July 12th: Middle School SEL Camp (Ages 11-13)

Designed specifically for middle schoolers, this retreat addresses friendship dynamics, boundaries, and social media safety. Activities include icebreakers, empathy-building exercises, assertiveness workshops, and peer feedback sessions.

July 15th – July 19th: High School Friendship-Focused Camp (Ages 14-17)

Tailored for high school students, this camp emphasizes empathy, communication skills, and conflict resolution within friendships. Participants participate in group discussions, trust-building exercises, sharing circles, and workshops exploring personal identity.

July 22nd – July 26th: Mindful Retreat for Stress Management (Ages 13-16)

This retreat offers participants practical tools for managing stress, promoting resilience, and cultivating healthy coping strategies. Activities include identifying stressors, relaxation techniques, nature walks, and creative expression workshops.

July 29th – August 2nd: High School Adulting 101 Camp (Ages 15-17)

Geared towards preparing teenagers for the transition into adulthood, this intensive program covers goal-setting, budgeting, nutrition, and career readiness. Workshops include goal-setting exercises, budgeting basics, time management sessions, and job-seeking skills training.

August 5th – 9th: Artistic Odyssey: Creative Expression Week (Ages 12-16)

An immersive program designed to unleash participants’ creativity through various artistic mediums. Activities include painting sessions, clay-making workshops, photography excursions, and creative writing exercises, fostering self-expression and confidence.

Cost and Enrollment

  • Rapid Enrollment (April 15th – April 21st): Half Day $250, Full Day $350
  • Early Bird Enrollment (April 22nd – May 15th): Half Day $299, Full Day $399
  • Regular Price (Enrollment after May 15th as space allows): Half Day $449, Full Day $549
  • Week of July 4th Discount (July 1st – 3rd): Half Day $99, Full Day $199
  • 10% Discount for former Bright Path Behavioral Health Families


  • Half Day: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Full Day: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Early Drop-off: 8:30 am (Additional $20 per day)
    “We believe that our summer retreats will empower teenagers to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally,” added Sullivan. “At Bright Path Behavioral Health, we are committed to supporting the holistic well-being of adolescents and helping them build a brighter future.”

Get Involved with Bright Path’s Summer Retreats

For more information or to enroll your teenager in one of their transformative summer retreats, please contact Abigail Krieck at or call (919) 276-4005 ext. 700.

About Bright Path Behavioral Health:

Bright Path Behavioral Health is a leading teen mental health treatment facility dedicated to providing compassionate care and innovative solutions for adolescents struggling with mental health challenges. With a team of experienced professionals and a commitment to evidence-based practices, Bright Path aims to empower teenagers to overcome obstacles, build resilience, and achieve their full potential.

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Bright Path
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203 Capcom Ave
Wake Forest
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