Boot Camps for Troubled Teens in Arizona
If you are a parent in Arizona
that is currently dealing with the hardships of raising a troubled teen, you may have thought about sending your child to a boot camp
for troubled teens
. It is important for you to know that there are many other, more effective options for you as a parent. WinGate Wilderness
is such an option, with a professional therapeutic staff with decades of combined experience in providing therapeutic guidance to troubled teen boys & girls. For more information about our one of a kind therapeutic wilderness program, call our Admissions Director at 1 800 560 1599
When parents choose boot camps, they are making the dangerous assumption that boot camps for troubled teens will be the answer for changing their child's negative and unproductive behavior. Parents usually choose boot camps because of the perception that boot camps created in their own minds: "My child will learn discipline and learn how to respect authority." This however, could not be further from the truth.
The reason why boot camps are successful in teaching discipline and instilling leadership qualities in our troops, is that the troops WANT to be there. These brave men and women CHOSE to go to these horrendously difficult and challenging boot camps because they want to be shaped into the best soldier they can be. This type of thinking is not applicable to troubled teens. When you force the hand of a troubled teen they usually rebel. When you force a troubled teen to go to a boot camp where they will literally be screamed and barked orders at all day, this will enhance their negative and rebellious behavior upon their graduation. Whatever improvements your child may make after graduating boot camp is almost always completely temporary.
If you are a parent of a troubled teen boy or girl and you would like to see permanent change in their behavior and emotional maturity, please call WinGate's Admissions Director at 1 800 560 1599. Remember, change can only come from within. At WinGate Wilderness we believe in providing therapeutic services to troubled teens without causing resistance. It is only after this that change can truly come from within
WinGate currentlys serves families from the following cities in Arizona
Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert, Peoria, Yuma, Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, Flagstaff, Lake Havasu City, Sun City, Sierra Vista, Avondale, Prescott, Bullhead City, Apache Junction, Surprise, Oro Valley, Sun City West, Casa Grande, Drexel Heights