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Behavior camps for teens

Parents of troubled teenagers are often in dire need of a solution. Behaviour camps provide parents of troubled teens with an outlet that has the potential of improving their teen's behaviour. Camps range from Christian camps that use religion to improve the lives of teens to boot camps that use structure and discipline to instil respect and positive attitudes in teens.

Midcourse Correction

Midcourse Correction offers weekend challenge camps for troubled teens. During the 46-hour camp, teens participate in high ropes courses, callisthenics and seminars that educate teens about the consequences of their choices as well as ways to make positive choices. A two-hour session for parents is also offered on the last day of the camp. The program is open to teens 11 to 17 years old and costs £276. Camps are offered year-round, with some activities being modified in the winter.

Midcourse Correction

7015 Fieldcrest, Suite 150

Brighton, MI 48116

810-227-0243

midcoursecorrection.org

New Hope Wilderness Camp

New Hope Wilderness Camp is a 21-day camp for troubled teens offered year-round. The goal of the camp is to help teens develop accountability, learn self-discipline and begin to appreciate others. Teens work with horses during the camp and learn how to ride and take care of the horses as a form of therapy. The cost of the camp is £4,550 and includes 24-hour supervision with a counsellor ratio of one counsellor for every two students, all meals and the cost of feeding and caring for the camp's horses.

New Hope Wilderness Camp

Route 1, Box 416

Ava, MO 65608

417-683-9793

thegriffisfamily.com/wilderness.html

Trinity Teen Solutions

Girls ages 12 to 17 can attend Trinity Teen Solution's summer program for troubled teens. Teens spend the duration of the summer camp learning how to work the ranch where the camp is held and taking care of the animals. Campers also engage in therapy sessions and complete Christian-centred personal growth lessons. The cost of the program is £227 per day with 45- and 90-day programs available. Financial assistance is available. Camp tuition includes sessions with licensed counsellors, 24-hour supervision, high-protein meals and nutritional supplements, along with an option for family therapy.

Trinity Teen Solutions

89 Road 8 RA

Powell, WY 82435

307-645-3384

trinityteensolutions.com

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Stacy Zeiger began writing in 2000 for "Suburban News Publication" in Ohio and has expanded to teaching writing as an eighth grade English teacher. Zeiger completed creative writing course work at Miami University and holds a B.A. in English and a M.Ed. in secondary education from Ohio State.