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Looking for Military Schools or Boot Camps for Troubled Boys in Tampa, Florida?

While you seek out military schools or boot camps in Tampa, Florida, perhaps you will consider 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. Instead of 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 getting away from problematic situations is what helps to open the door to break destructive patterns of behavior. Unlike military schools and boot camps you may find near Tampa, FL, 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 across the country, including from Tampa, Florida, both to let them grow in a new environment and to benefit from the caring and fun environment they find here. Enrollment is year-round.

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

  • Profound 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
  • Negative changes in attitude and personality
  • Changes in sleep patterns (up well into 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
  • Outbursts of anger
  • Lies and cover-ups!
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Uncontrolled 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 ranch and orchard country. In the course of our program, we emphasize character, integrity, hard work, and respect. We create an atmosphere of positive peer pressure. We give boys responsibility for work projects and special events on campus to keep them involved in what is their home away from home. We want to see residents mature in their faith in Christ, and we provide worship, chapel services, bible studies, discipleship, retreats and mission trip opportunities to support that growth. Students also challenge 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 Tampa, FL

In our program, boys remain physically and mentally active and challenged throughout their stay. 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 a breathtaking wilderness experience in the mountains of North Carolina during the last month of the boys’ stay. Whitewater rafting, hiking, camping, and other adventures illustrate that life can be at the same time adventuresome and constructive.

comparison to military schoolsWhile we conduct individual, group, and family counseling in traditional settings, we find that most life-changing experiences tend to occur during outdoor activities and in the course of daily life. Counseling takes place frequently during the day, in all settings, through conversations with mentors during chores or recreation. We put a strong emphasis on mentorship, providing the boys with positive male role models during their time with us.

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

— accepting  that Jesus Christ has a purpose and a plan for each individual’s life. Through biblical studies, exciting chapel services, the daily discipline of chores, and regular attendance in our private school, Treasure Coast Boys Academy gives a once “at-risk”  teenage boy a second chance at a promising 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. 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.”  — Parents of a Treasure Coast Boys Academy resident share heartfelt gratitude for the transformation they saw in their son.

To read 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 explore our website, then complete our inquiry form or call us today.

More about military schools and boot camps in Tampa, Florida (Tampa, FL):
Tampa is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. It serves as the county seat for Hillsborough County.GR Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida. The population of Tampa in 2010 was 335,709.
The current location of Tampa was once inhabited by various indigenous cultures, most recently the Tocobaga. It was spotted by Spanish explorers in the early 16th century, but there were no permanent American or European settlements in the area until 1824, when the US Army established a frontier outpost called Fort Brooke at the site of today’s Tampa Convention Center. The village of Tampa began as a small group of pioneers who settled near the fort for protection from the Seminole population in the area.
Today, Tampa is a part of the metropolitan area most commonly referred to as the Tampa Bay Area. For U.S. Census purposes, Tampa is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida MSA. The four-county area is composed of roughly 2.7 million residents, making it the second largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the state, and the fourth largest in the Southeastern United States, behind Miami, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. The Greater Tampa Bay area has just over 4 million residents and generally includes the Tampa and Sarasota metro areas. The Tampa Bay Partnership and U.S. Census data showed an average annual growth of 2.47 percent, or a gain of approximately 97,000 residents per year. Between 2000 and 2006, the Greater Tampa Bay Market experienced a combined growth rate of 14.8 percent, growing from 3.4 million to 3.9 million and hitting the 4 million people mark on April 1, 2007.
Tampa has a number of sports teams, such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League, the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League and the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League. The Tampa Bay Rays in Major League Baseball, are actually based in neighboring St. Petersburg, Florida.
In 2008, Tampa was ranked as the 5th best outdoor city by Forbes. A 2004 survey by the NYU newspaper Washington Square News ranked Tampa as a top city for “twenty-somethings.” Tampa is now ranked as a “Gamma” world city by Loughborough University. According to Loughborough, Tampa ranks alongside other world cities such as Phoenix, Santo Domingo, and Osaka. In recent years Tampa has seen a notable upsurge in high-market demand from consumers, signaling more wealth concentrated in the area. Tampa has been tapped to host the 2012 Republican National Convention.

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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 religious boarding schools or homes for troubled kids or boarding high schools or 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.

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