Teen Boot Camps

Teen Boot Camps in the United States were initially an alternative to juvenile detention centers for non-violent youth offenders. In the 1980s and 90s, boot camps became a popular option for desperate parents of out of control teens. Boot camps use military-style, shock treatment, and behavior modification techniques that have been proven to cause more harm than good.

Teen Wilderness Programs

Wilderness  Programs for Teens struggling with behavioral issues, emotional or mental health disorders are a better alternative to juvenile boot camps. Wilderness therapy programs for adolescents offer intervention, various therapeutic options and removes the child from the negative environment offering opportunity for personal growth. Wilderness programs are more effective than boot camps.

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Our Story: Troubled Teen Boot Camps

In 2003, we launched the original Teen Boot Camps website.  Our purpose was to help parents seeking information about boot camps for troubled teens. Our mission then and now is to help you understand the options available to you. Many parents struggling with their teenager, start their Google search with terms related to teen boot camps. We want to provide you with the most accurate information about boot camp programs: what they are and how they work.  We also want you to know what are the most effective and proven therapies available today to help your troubled teen.  Learn more about us.

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Our Mission: Help Troubled Teens
16 Years Helping Families
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We Help YOU Find the Therapeutic Program that Works for YOUR Family

Is Your child a Troubled Teen? Is he ignoring curfews, is angry, defiant, and resentful? Is he failing school or addicted to video games or social media? Whether your child is struggling with behavioral issues or has a medical condition like ADHD, Anxiety or Depression, we can help you narrow down your options and create a plan to help your child. Contact us today and see what we can do for you.
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Wilderness Program Effectiveness Statistics

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A major study on the effectiveness of wilderness therapy for teens was published by Doctor Keith Russell from the University of Idaho.  Two years later, a follow-up study  to his original research was published after contacting a sample of the wilderness therapy participants two years after completing treatment. This animated infographic details the key findings.  Wildernes Programs and Wilderness Therapy have replaced Troubled Teen Boot Camps and have been found to be much more effective. 

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