Youth treatment in Columbia, South Carolina

Welcome to

Camp Aspen

Camp Aspen is a community-based residential program that provides services to juvenile offenders that have been identified as needing substance use education and services. With a capacity for 36 boys ages 12-21 that are referred from the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, Camp Aspen provides a curriculum of therapeutic modules, treatment, education and activities with a focus on substance use.

Camp Aspen provides a healthy, drug-free, safe and secure environment within which we provide treatment and educational services that focus on changing addictive and criminal behaviors. We provide our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead a productive lifestyle prior to reintegration into their communities.

At Camp Aspen we believe that when we

‘treat the whole person,’
the risk for recidivism can be significantly reduced.

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Camp Aspen

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Facility Overview

Treatment Services

  • Assessment, Evaluations & Treatment Team Reviews
  • Individual & Group Counseling
  • Substance Use
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Interpersonal Skills
    ❙ Anger Management ❙ Coping Skills ❙ Family Relationships ❙ Grief Counseling
  • Family Sessions
  • Sessions with Collateral Agencies (PO, DSS, Vocational Rehab, etc.)
  • Psycho-educational Group Sessions
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Behavioral Management
  • Community Service
  • Restorative Justice Projects
  • Discharge Planning
  • Aftercare Program

Educational Services

Students at Camp Aspen are provided with educational training which is geared towards middle school and high school level classes. Attention is drawn to GED preparation and guidance through the testing process. Certified teachers and non-certified instructors conduct classes and educational activities. Teachers assist students with their school progress and also assist in developing career interests, assuring guidance in choosing and achieving professional goals. Special Education services are available.

Community Partnerships

The students and staff at Camp Aspen are deeply committed to the process of restorative justice. Community service projects are emphasized and the importance of giving back to the community is acknowledged. Recent work in the community includes the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, Project Warm, Chapin Community Theatre Group, and Keeping It Real Ministry


  • Empowered to Win
  • ASVAB Testing
  • Healing Species Violence Prevention Program
  • Pathways to Healing Violence Prevention Program
  • Bible Study
  • Off-Campus Field Trips (Baseball Games, Movies, Bowling, etc.)

Accreditations & Certifications

PREA Facility

Camp Aspen is a certified PREA Facility