Teen Wilderness Programs
Teen Wilderness Programs rely on outdoors adventure-based activities as a therapeutic option to help teenagers with emotional and/or behavioral problems.
Wilderness Programs combine mental health strategies with outdoors activities in a rugged environment.
Benefits of Teen Wilderness Programs
Is a Wilderness Program Right for Your Child?
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History of Wilderness Therapy Programs
Teen Wilderness Therapy Effectiveness
Types of Wilderness Treatment Programs
Cost of a Wilderness Therapy Program for Teens
Frequently Asked Questions
It is unlikely to find a reputable boot camp for youth near your home. Most youth boot camps are intense and short and located in the Southern or Western states. Boot camps are regulated by states.
Troubled teen boot camps are usually short term programs that are intense. The term varies but on average these are less than 90 days, some are just a few weeks.
Youth boot camps cost ranges between $2000 and $10000. The majority of boot camps today are privately owned.
Most boot camps work with teenagers 12-18 years old. In recent years we have seen new offerings for pre-teens or tweens, 10-12 year olds.
Boot camps are short term programs with varying effectiveness. Studies have shown that the results are mostly short term, and that troubled teenagers who attended a boot camp offer regress after a few months at home.