Skip to content

How Do Teen Boot Camps Differ From Military Boot Camp?

teens at boot camp

teens on boot camps

Military boot camps also referred to as juvenile boot camps, are residential intervention programs designed as a treatment for troubled teenagers. These camps adopt the same code of rules and regulations of the U.S. military recruit training

camps and feature a short-term, high-intensity instruction designed to develop the campers’ physical, mental and emotional strength.

Military boot camp programs are systems that have existed since the 1980s and which have helped hundreds of families. Lately, these programs are gaining appreciation not only as a corrective facility for problem teenagers but also as a life-enriching experience wherein teenagers, with or without problems, can also enroll and learn valuable lessons. In fact, as focus began to broaden, many of these camps began declining applications of children with severe problems that can put other campers at risk—usually problems that involve drugs or the law.


Learn more about Boot Camps Vs. Military Schools for Troubled Teenagers


You may also be interested in:

The Facts About Military Boot Camps For  Teens

Boot Camps for Troubled Teens: A Failed Approach

Share This Article With Others!

Do you believe your child needs help, does he or she need "a lesson" or "to get some discipline"?
Boot Camps for Troubled Teens Are Not the Answer.
We DO NOT endorse teen boot camps because they were proven ineffective and dangerous. Learn More!

Customer Services
We Are Here For You

We understand this is a difficult time for you.   Sadly we do not know of any free programs.  

Step 1 of 3