Boot camps are military-style institutions for defiant and disrespectful teens who have a problem with authority. At boot camp, teens learn discipline and structure through military exercises and rigorous physical training.
Boot camps are typically thought of as a few short months of intensive emotional, physical, and academic life changing events that can some how change a person’s life. While boot camps work extremely well to get a teenagers attention, they work the best when followed up by a residential program or boarding school. If you would like more information about how to enroll your defiant teenager into a boot camp call Parent Help today at 1-800-917-3959 or request more information online now.
There are many types of boot camps. Some are state-run boot camps which are substitutes for juvenile jail or prison boot camps. Others are privately run, each facility being different in many ways. Typically privately owned boot camps have a greater success rate and affect on teenagers. Privately owned boot camps and troubled teen schools will typically range in price from $2,000 to $9,000 per month. Some offer different types of financial aid such as student loans. Monthly payments can be as low as $200 per month.
Overall, boot camps usually have a definite impact on a teen, especially the defiant and disrespectful ones. However, for a lasting change to take place, a boot camp usually needs to be followed by a longer term program such as a boarding school. For more information on what type of program would be best for your troubled teenager, please call the Parent Help Center at 1-800-917-3959 or fill out our contact form.