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Looking for Military Schools or Boot Camps for Troubled Boys in New Bern, North Carolina?

While you look for military schools or boot camps in New Bern, North Carolina, perhaps you will look at a therapeutic 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 ranch 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, avoiding distractions and getting away from problematic situations is what helps to begin the process of break destructive patterns of behavior. Unlike military schools and boot camps you may find near New Bern, NC, we believe that relationships are what make a long-term difference in a boy, not more anger, yelling and force.

Parents register their sons at Treasure Coast Boys Academy from around the country, including from New Bern, North Carolina, both to let them experience a new environment and to benefit from the loving and fun environment they find here. Enrollment is year-round.

You are Seeking for Military Schools or Boot Camps in New Bern, North Carolina Because You Likely See these Troublesome 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 all hours of the night, tired during the day)
  • Eating way too much food, or way too little, or binging at night
  • Paranoia – thinks everyone in authority is out to get him
  • Dilated, red or glazed eyes
  • Sudden bursts of anger
  • Deception and cover-ups!
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Excessive money spending or money from the home disappearing.

troubled teen boys ranchTreasure Coast Boys Academy enrolls 50 boys ages 13 to 18 at our residential boarding school on a 30-acre parcel in working ranches and orchards. In the course of our program, we focus on character, integrity, hard work, and respect. We create an atmosphere 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 want to see teens mature in their faith in Christ, and we provide worship, chapel services, bible studies, discipleship, retreats and mission trip opportunities to support that growth. 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 Better Option than Military Schools and Boot Camps for Boys from New Bern, NC

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 highlight 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 at the same time adventuresome and constructive.

comparison to military schoolsWhile we hold individual, group, and family counseling in traditional settings, we find that most life-changing experiences tend to occur during outdoor activities and during ordinary situations. Counseling takes place frequently during the day, in all settings, through conversations with mentors during work or recreation. 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 take care of missed credits. We have on-campus teachers who facilitate the boy’s education and tutor individual boys. Boys from New Bern, North Carolina quickly catch up on missed coursework or move ahead.

We believe that the most important change is a heart change — understanding  that Jesus Christ has a purpose and a plan for each individual’s life. Through biblical studies, engaging chapel services, the daily discipline of chores, and regular attendance in our private school, Treasure Coast Boys Academy offers a once “out-of-control”  teenage boy a second chance at a successful 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. 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 students convey heartfelt thanks for the transformation they witnessed in their son.

To read 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 fill out our inquiry form or call us today.

More about military schools and boot camps in New Bern, North Carolina (New Bern, NC):
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina with a population of 29,524 as of the 2010 census.
. It is located at the confluence of the Trent and the Neuse rivers. The city is 112 miles (180 km) east of Raleigh and 87 miles (140 km) northeast of Wilmington.
Formerly an Indian town named Chattoka, New Bern was settled in 1710 as a Swiss immigrant settlement, the city is named after Bern, Switzerland, which is its capital. Bern is bear in the German language and it has a similar flag as the Swiss. The Swiss connection (just as the Dutch in New Amsterdam, and German immigrants in Pennsylvania Dutch) with England was established by Marian exiles and marriages of the Royal House of Stuart, notable people in the history of Calvinism.
New Bern is the second oldest town in North Carolina. It served as the capital of the North Carolina colonial government and then briefly as the state capital. After the American Revolution, New Bern became wealthy and quickly developed a rich cultural life. In fact, at one time New Bern was called “the Athens of the South.”
Renowned in the South were the Masonic Temple and the Athens Theater, both still very active today.
New Bern is the county seat of Craven County and the principal city of the New Bern Micropolitan Statistical Area.
New Bern is the birthplace of the international drink, Pepsi Cola. It is also the setting of the Nicholas Sparks’ book, The Notebook. A segment on NBC’s The Today Show which aired March 16, 2005, mentioned that New Bern was one of the best places in the United States to retire which has been a haven for retirees from the northern states.
New Bern has four historic districts with homes, stores and churches dating back to the early eighteenth century. Within easy walking distance of the waterfront are more than 164 homes and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also nearby are several bed and breakfast inns, hotels, restaurants, banks, antiques stores and specialty shops. The historic districts also are home to many of the town’s 2,000 crape myrtles New Berns official flower and glorious gardens.
At Union Point park, located downtown borders both the Neuse and Trent Rivers, the citys major celebration spot for events such as Neuse River Days and the Fourth of July. In 1979 local government gave Swiss Bear Downtown Revitalization Corp a nonprofit corporation of civic leaders the authority and responsibility to capitalize on the potential of the failing downtown area. Today, art galleries, specialty shops, antiques stores, restaurants and inns have resurrected downtown and the waterfront into a social hub. Improvements are continuously underway. Built and dedicated in 1995 through the efforts of Swiss Bear, James Reed Lane is a downtown mini-park and pedestrian walk-through on Pollock Street across from historic Christ Church. Private restoration efforts return many of the downtown buildings to their turn-of-the-last-century elegance.

Excerpt about military schools and boot camps in New Bern, North Carolina, 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 emotional growth schools or affordable boarding schools or teen boarding schools or residential treatment centers, 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.

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