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Wilderness Therapy Programs
If you know your child has been engaging in risky or troubling behaviors or you have been unsuccessful in your efforts to help your child overcome these issues during the school year, it might be time to consider a therapeutic wilderness program. Unlike a general summer camp, wilderness therapy programs use outdoor experiences like camping and orienteering to help troubled teens confront and work through issues ranging from substance abuse to more severe behavioral problems. If you've spent most of the school year waiting for your teen to turn things around (or hoping that he/she will), it's worth investigating wilderness therapy programs with qualified, experienced counselors and staff.
Summer Camps for Teens
If your child enjoyed a relatively successful academic year but you're concerned about the freedom and lack of routine summer vacation affords, a summer camp designed especially for teens might just be the answer. More and more parents are enrolling their teens in day and residential camps because of the consistent daily structure, guidance and supervision they afford. What's more, the camps are becoming more and more popular among teens because most provide experiences and opportunities not available at home or during the school year. From kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking and other outdoor experiences to music, cooking and fine arts, teens have the opportunity to discover or build on their interests and skills in an environment that helps them focus their energies in positive and constructive ways.