Therapeutic Wilderness Programs in Missouri

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New Hope Wilderness Camp:
New Hope Wilderness Camp, located in Ava (38 miles south east of Springfield), South Central Missouri, in the Midwestern United States, is a 21-day co-ed wilderness program, working with troubled teens (ages 11-20) who are experiencing conduct and behavior problems such as: Lack of Respect; Hostility Toward Loved Ones; Defiance Toward Authority; Truancy; Drugs; Violence; Depression and Unpredictable Behavior.

Photo of Therapeutic Wilderness Programs in Missouri21-Day Co-ed Wilderness Program for Troubled Teens (Ages 11-20)
Students are introduced to safety aspects of being around animals during your initial sessions. Attention to safety issues by all involved will be a regular part of each session.

If you are the parent/guardian of a program participant, your interest in the process and activities is important. Please notify the therapist of any significant behavioral/emotional or physical changes, which may impact activities.

Program participants should wear clothing suitable to being in a barn and animal oriented environment. We will assist you to meet this standard in any way we can.

The therapist will discuss the particulars of this with you prior to your first session. A session will not proceed if the participant's clothing is unsuitable.

At New Hope, the values that are important to us include:
- The safety of all participants, human and animal;
- Respect for all;
- The courage to try new things without judging the outcome;
- Cooperation and negotiation with others;
- Personal growth and learning;
- Balancing consistency and flexibility; and
- Responsibility

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Address: Ava, 65608, Douglas County, Missouri , USA
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Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
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Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Iowa and acrossthe United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
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- Credit Recovery
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- SAT/ACT Testing Center
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We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Thomas Jefferson School, St. Louis
Courses / Programs
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We offer a core classical rigorous curriculum with all advanced placement courses and college prep SAT and ACT to students from St. Louis to Shanghai, Little Rock to Nowy Sacz.

At Thomas Jefferson (TJ), boarding students come from all over the U.S. and the world and form lasting friendships. Likewise, day students share space in the dorms and learn how to manage living with others – great practice for college.

If you are an American student, perhaps a classmate will invite you abroad, or if you are an international student, maybe you’ll be invited to spend part of a school vacation here in the heart of the United States. The rooms at TJ, situated in cottages with their own outside doors and private baths promote structured independence.
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Wentworth Military Academy and College
Courses / Programs
Located in Lexington, 40 miles east of Kansas City, Missouri, Wentworth Military Academy is a private, co-educational, full board military high school offering Grades 9-12.

Founded in 1880, we are the oldest military academy west of the Mississippi River. The unique learning environment of our military structure encourages our students to develop the life principles of self-discipline, self-respect, respect for others, integrity, and personal responsibility both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Courses / Programs
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THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
With our headquarters in New York City, THINK Global School is the world’s first global, traveling high school! There is no other school like TGS on the planet.

Designed for 10-12th Grade students from Illinois, the U.S. and around the globe, our school year consists of 3 terms, each held in a different country. Our students have the unique opportunity to delve into the history and culture of these fantastic international locations.

Authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, our mission is to provide a challenging academic experience for multinational students in a multicultural learning environment, with a specific focus on engaging with the local culture in each of our host cities.

During the academic year 2014-15, we are in New Zealand, Costa Rica & Greece, while in previous years we have been situated in Australia, Sweden, Japan, China, Germany, Argentina, and the U.S. among others.

TGS students are competitively selected from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature United Nations, representing more than 20 different countries of citizenship and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

THINK Global School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.

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- Rich program of curriculum-linked field research, guest lectures, and workshops in each city

- Classroom instruction is student-driven, with emphasis on investigative inquiry and deliberative dialogue