Troubled Teen Outdoor Therapy Program
Shepherds Hill Academy is unique because it has a year-round wilderness aspect which helps troubled teens get back to the basics of life by living in an unplugged environment. By unplugged, we mean, no electronic devices outside of the classroom for a year. This outdoor component to the Shepherds Hill Academy adventure allows troubled teens to consider and evaluate the poor choices they have been making. The unplugged environment frees students from cultural distractions and restores their attention and cognitive development, along with an enhanced desire to discover the true meaning of life. We have found this to be the one most critical aspect of changing the behaviors of troubled teens and removing the entitled feelings and attitudes that many bring with them to the therapeutic program.
Other outdoor therapeutic programs tend to be short-term. Short-term options usually are not long enough to make lasting changes or impressions with your teen. Many therapeutic boarding schools do not include a wilderness-like atmosphere or an unplugged environment; thus, leaving out a key factor in eliminating selfishness and entitlement.
If your teen is angry, defiant, selfish, manipulative and destructive of himself, or herself and your family, please consider Shepherds Hill Academy. We have an increasing number of grateful parents whom you can talk to who have enrolled their teenager in our unplugged outdoor therapeutic program. You may ask our Admissions Team to get connected with them.
Boys Outdoor Therapeutic Program
The Boys Outdoor Wilderness-like Therapeutic Program provides troubled teenage boys with the challenges of rustic living. Such challenges include their living quarters, construction projects, team building and an unplugged environment conducive for learning; promoting growth and creativity. Read More About Our Boys Outdoor Wilderness-like Therapeutic Program »
Girls Outdoor Therapeutic Program
The Girls Outdoor Wilderness-like Therapeutic Program provides troubled teenage girls with the challenges of rustic living as well. These challenges include their living quarters, homesteading, gardening, team building and an unplugged environment conducive for learning, growth, and creativity. Read More About Our Girls Outdoor Wilderness-like Therapeutic Program »