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Trying to Find Military Schools or Boot Camps for Troubled Boys near Gatlinburg, Tennessee?

While you search for military schools or boot camps in or near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, perhaps you will look at a residential program for boys that offers better results, without the drill sergeant and trauma of a boot camp or military school. In fact, he will really like it here while he gets back on track in life.

Treasure Coast Boys Academy, located near Vero Beach, Florida, is a residential program and school specifically designed for at-risk boys.  It is part of the highly celebrated Teen Challenge program. Rather than the harsh environment of military schools and boot camps, Treasure Coast Boys Academy shows boys the right way to live through example, lessons, counsel, mentoring and team exercises. Also, eliminating distractions and getting away from troublesome situations is what helps to begin the process of break damaging patterns of behavior. Unlike military schools and boot camps you may find near Gatlinburg, TN, we believe that relationships are what make a long-term difference in a boy, not more anger, yelling and force.

Parents enroll their sons at Treasure Coast Boys Academy from around the country, including from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, both to let them grow in a new environment and to experience the loving and fun environment they find here. Enrollment is year-round.

You are Seeking for Military Schools or Boot Camps in Gatlinburg, Tennessee Because You Likely See these Warning Signs that Something is Wrong with Your Teenage Boy

  • Profound changes in his style of clothes, hair, and music
  • Friendship with a bad crowd (a different crowd than they used to)
  • Dropping grades and disinterst in things he was once interested in
  • Isolating from family and clinging to new friends
  • Negative changes in attitude and personality
  • Changes in sleep patterns (up well into the night, sleeping during the day)
  • Consuming way too much food, or way too little, or binging at night
  • Fear – thinks everyone in authority is out to get him
  • Dilated, red or glazed eyes
  • Outbursts of anger
  • Lies and cover-ups!
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Excessive money spending or money from the home disappearing.

troubled teen boys ranchTreasure Coast Boys Academy enrolls 50 teenage boys at our residential boarding school on a 30-acre parcel in working ranches and orchards. During the program, we emphasize character, integrity, hard work, and respect. We create an environment of positive peer pressure. We give boys ownership in work projects and chapel services on campus to keep them engaged in what is their home away from home. We want to see residents grow in their faith in Christ, and we provide worship, chapel services, bible studies, discipleship, retreats and mission trip opportunities toward that end. Students also stretch and support each other in their faith. Would any of that happen in a military school or boot camp? That’s unlikely.

A Great Alternative to Military Schools and Boot Camps for Boys from Gatlinburg, TN

At Treasure Coast Boys Academy, we keep boys physically active and challenged. Our recreational and sports facilities include a well-equipped gym and a professional array of weight machines, soccer field, baseball diamond, basketball court, pool, game room, fishing ponds, and horses. We often go fishing on the Florida waterways and out in the ocean. Whitewater rafting, hiking, camping, and other adventures prove that life can be both adventuresome and positive.

comparison to military schoolsWhile we hold individual, group, and family counseling in traditional settings, we know that most life-changing encounters tend to happen during outdoor activities and in the course of daily life. Counseling is offered frequently during the day, in all settings, through conversations with mentors during work or activities. We put a strong emphasis on mentorship, providing the boys with positive male role models during their residence with us.

Our on-campus academy operates year-round to give boys the occasion to catch up on missed credits. We have on-campus teachers who support the boy’s education and tutor individual students. Boys from Gatlinburg, Tennessee quickly catch up on missed coursework or move ahead.

We believe that the most crucial change is a heart change — understanding  that Jesus Christ has a purpose and a plan for each individual’s life. Through biblical discipleship, engaging chapel services, the daily discipline of chores, and regular attendance in our private school, Treasure Coast Boys Academy offers a once struggling  teenage boy a second chance at a hopeful future.  Again, unlike military schools and boot camps, our emphasis and main tool is a change of heart, not fear or breaking of the spirit.

“At Treasure Coast Boys Academy…our son received love, discipline, forgiveness, and persistent mentoring from dedicated staff members. This was a God-send for our broken family…restoring our relationship with our son. It is a place of hope, a place of love, and a place of renewal.”  — Families of a Treasure Coast Boys Academy students convey heartfelt thanks for the transformation they saw in their son.

To hear more of what families and students are saying, and to learn more about how our boys ranch can bring restoration in your family, we invite you to read our website, then use our inquiry form or call us today.

More about military schools and boot camps in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (Gatlinburg, TN):
Gatlinburg is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, Gatlinburg had a population of 3,828. The city is a popular vacation resort, as it rests on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along U.S. Highway 441, which connects Gatlinburg to Cherokee, North Carolina through the national park.

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Teen Challenge Endorsers

  • John Ashcroft
    Former Attorney General
    John Ashcroft

    “I have been a long time support of the work Teen Challenge has accomplished and the help they have provided over the years.”

  • Ronald Reagan
    Former President
    Ronald Reagan

    “Teen Challenge is effective; it is literally changing the lives of young Americans from every walk of life. The work and dedication of Teen Challenge deserves the commendation of every citizen.”

  • James Dobson
    Founder Focus on the Family
    Dr. James C. Dobson

    “Organizations like Teen Challenge…have a far better record of dealing with social issues and people in difficulty than do the bureaucrats.”

  • Dan Cathy
    CEO Chick-fil-A
    Dan T. Cathy

    “I truly admire Teen Challenge because of its loving, life-giving ministry to individuals who are bound by life controlling addictions.”

  • George Bush
    President George
    W. Bush

    “Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”

  • John C. Maxwell
    Bestselling Leadership Author
    John C. Maxwell

    “Teen Challenge offers hope and restoration to individuals by exchanging their distorted views on life with God’s perspectives.”

  • Jim Blanchard
    Past Director AT&T
    Jim Blanchard

    “I have not seen a more effective ministry in leading hurting people to a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.”

  • Kevin Leman
    Psychologist and Author
    Dr. Kevin Leman

    “I wholeheartedly support the efforts of Teen Challenge…they really make a difference in lives and each of us can be proud that they are part of our community.”

  • John Walters
    Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
    John P. Walters

    “Teen Challenge is doing the job that others only talk about. Teen Challenge is a reputable institution that needs to be highlighted.”

Should you need help finding teenage boarding schools or alternative schools or therapeutic boarding schools or Christian boarding schools, please let us know. This Teen Challenge boys ranch helps at-risk teenage boys who are exhibiting oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), drug or substance abuse or addictions.

Military Schools and Boot Camps Near Gatlinburg, TN

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