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Looking for Military Schools or Boot Camps for Troubled Boys in Lebanon, Tennessee?

While you look for military schools or boot camps in Lebanon, Tennessee, perhaps you will look at a boarding school for boys that offers better results, absent the drill sergeant and harshness 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, on the Gold Coast of Florida, is a residential program and school specifically designed for at-risk boys.  It is part of Teen Challenge, a highly-endorsed ministry that has been helping teenagers for 60 years. 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, removing distractions and detaching from problematic situations is what helps to open the door to break harmful patterns of behavior. Unlike military schools and boot camps you may find near Lebanon, TN, we believe that relationships are what make a long-term difference in a boy, not more anger, yelling and force.

Families register their sons at Treasure Coast Boys Academy from across the nation, including from Lebanon, Tennessee, both to let them experience a new environment and because of the loving and fun environment they find here. Enrollment is year-round.

You are Searcing for Military Schools or Boot Camps in Lebanon, Tennessee Because You Likely See these Warning Signs that Something is Wrong with Your Boy’s Behavior

  • Dramatic changes in his style of clothes, hair, and music
  • Hanging out 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
  • Dark changes in attitude and personality
  • Changes in sleep patterns (up all hours of 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!
  • Major 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 located on 30 acres surrounded by ranch and orchard country. During our program, we emphasize character, integrity, hard work, and respect. We cultivate an environment of positive peer pressure. We give boys ownership in work projects and chapel services on campus to keep them involved in what is their home away from home. We desire to see boys mature in their faith in Christ, and we provide worship, chapel services, bible studies, discipleship, retreats and mission trip opportunities toward that end. Boys also stretch and encourage 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 Lebanon, TN

At Treasure Coast Boys Academy, boys stay 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. The culmination of the program is an incredible wilderness experience in the mountains of North Carolina during the last month of the boys’ residency. Whitewater rafting, hiking, camping, and other adventures prove that life can be both adventuresome and positive.

comparison to military schoolsWhile we offer 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 chores or activities. We put a strong emphasis on mentorship, providing the boys with positive male role models during their enrollment with us.

Our on-campus academy is in session year-round to give students the opportunity to fulfill any missed credits. We have on-campus teachers who facilitate the boy’s education and tutor individual students. Boys from Lebanon, Tennessee quickly catch up on missed coursework or work ahead.

It is our conviction that the most important change is a heart change — understanding   Treasure Coast Boys Academy gives a once “at-risk”  teenage boy a second chance at a bright 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 exactly what he needed to get back on track in life. Treasure Coast Boys Academy 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 resident express heartfelt gratitude for the transformation they saw in their son.

To hear more of what families and students are saying, and to find out more about how our boys ranch can offer 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 Lebanon, Tennessee (Lebanon, TN):
Lebanon is a city in Wilson County, Tennessee, in the United States. The population was 20,235 at the 2000 census. It serves as the county seat of Wilson CountyGR. Lebanon is located in middle Tennessee, approximately 25 miles east of downtown Nashville. Local residents have also called it “Cedar-City”, mostly a reference to the abundance of cedar trees in the area. Lebanon is part of the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Lebanon is home to Cumberland University, a small, private, 4-year liberal arts institution.

Excerpt about military schools and boot camps in Lebanon, Tennessee, used with permission from Wikipedia.

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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 boys homes or Christian rehabs or military 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 Boot Camps near Lebanon, Tennessee

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