Options for Young Men at Risk

By Wood Creek Academy

If you have a teenage son, it’s perfectly natural that they may test your limits at times and even act out in ways you’d probably prefer they didn’t. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to take any extreme measures. It’s when they start breaking the law, harming themselves or others or making other potentially life-altering decisions that you need to start thinking about what’s necessary to keep them on the right path.

One option is to send them to a boys boarding school. Far away from their normal surroundings, they’ll have a much more difficult time getting into trouble. Their entire schedule will be regimented to the degree that they will have very little time for anything but learning and maturing. Plus, they’ll be in a remote area where potentially dangerous activities aren’t available to them.

Another option are wilderness therapy programs. These function as boarding schools but out in nature and with a focus on therapy. This option is especially helpful for young men who are acting out due to some kind of emotional, mental or spiritual pain in their past or present.

Wood Creek Academy is an all boys, boys boarding school and boot camp located in the remote mountainside of rural Montana. Therapeutic boarding schools like theirs work with young men in their teenage years who are headed down the wrong path and help instill in them the necessary values it takes to bring them back to a better place.