There are several hundred boot camps for troubled youths in the United States, including WinGate Wilderness Therapy, Turning Winds Academic Institute and Caribou Ridge Intervention. While some programs are suitable for children as young as 8, most are geared toward teenage youths.Continue Reading
Situated in Utah, WinGates Wilderness Therapy is rooted in alliance-based therapy, which relies on a therapeutic connection between youths and therapists. Participants join the program to help with mental health issues, lack of confidence, substance abuse and anger challenges.
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute is a therapeutic boarding school for adolescents. Located on 150 acres, it provides therapy and schooling for at-risk teens who face a variety of challenges, including low self-esteem and learning difficulties.Learn more about Teenagers