Summer Camp For Troubled Boys
Many parents seek help for their sons on their own, or look for a summer camp for troubled boys that will address the many issues and concerns they have. More often than not, these facilities may not treat underlying causes in an effective manner. Equinox RTC is a leading alternative to summer camps that produces results for families in need of hope.
Over the summer, your son will experience a holistic journey that includes mental and physical exercises to strengthen his mind and value systems. We work with all students independently and in small groups, so they benefit from individualized attention tailored to their specific situations. During your son’s stay at Equinox RTC you can expect a comprehensive effort to bring out the best in your teen. Here are some of the highlights of the program.
- Classroom work and specialized tutoring for a wide range of learning difficulties
- Physical activity in the form of HIIT training, hiking, bike riding, and more
- Clinically-trained therapists and experienced mentors available around the clock
- Service work at local shelters, food banks and nature preserves in the local community
- Beautiful location in North Carolina offering a relaxing backdrop
- Our proven “people not programs” philosophy
- Hero’s Journey that guides young men 14-18 into a new life of responsibility and fulfillment
- Family-inclusive therapy to build stronger familial relations
Our staff is ready to tackle any challenge your son is facing. If you are searching for a summer camp for troubled boys, consider Equinox RTC. Time away at a residential facility can do wonders for young men struggling with grief, academic problems, behavioral issues or forms of mental illness.
Alternative to summer camp for troubled boys
Although a summer camp for troubled boys can provide families relief and help young men get their lives on the right track, residential treatment centers can provide a more sophisticated level of therapy. The key is finding a center that is prepared to handle the many challenges and nuances of each case. Not every student who walks into Equinox RTC is the same, and we treat them accordingly with the utmost care and concern. Our therapeutic approach and psychiatric services make us a leader in residential treatment for troubled boys.
Equinox RTC treats wide-ranging issues in adolescents aged 14-18 using techniques such as :
- Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Somatic Experiencing
- Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Neurosequential Therapeutics
- Family Systems Theory
Our primary mission with all students is to treat the whole person, inside and out. Our philosophy is dynamic, allowing us to achieve great results whether over the course of a summer, or for longer periods. Our treatment is relationship-based, principle-driven, and experientally-applied. We prioritize the importance of relationships, instill principles for behavior and personal expectations, and allow students to apply these teachings in a way that drives home the ideas despite their initial resistance to change.
Families come from all over the country to experience this life-changing center in North Carolina. Oftentimes, students are on–or qualify for–medication when they arrive at Equinox RTC. We are conservative about the use of medication and consult with our psychiatric team for any student who may be in need of those services. In the past, after rigorous therapy, some students have reduced or eliminated their current dosages. We are committed to healing every student without the use of medication and include families in these discussions at all times if psychiatric help is needed.
Family Focused Programming
For families with troubled teens home life can be very challenging, in some cases unbearable. Summer camps for troubled boys aim to solve some of the issues an adolescent male could be facing, but once he returns home there’s little to aid the transition back to normal life. Equinox RTC believes family relationships are the heart of our program. To restore broken familial relations, we do the following:
- Family Therapy Session – We have families participate in therapy together over the phone or via Skype. Most student come from around the country to begin their journey in a new, inviting space. These weekly sessions with family help students connect to the important people in their life and work on divisive experiences or relationships that have caused angst.
- Weekend Visits – Therapy is also conducted in-person when families visit on the weekend. These visits may be as frequent or infrequent as is necessary and appropriate in the healing process. We highly encourage this participation.
- Family Seminars – Four times a year we have family days with all the families of students in our program. This event is intensive and therapeutic, often marking a turning point in the relationships of student and their families.
- Hero’s Journey – Just like their students, families have their own journey to complete with assignments and exercises to make them better equipped to support the journey their son is on. When one member of a family changes, even for the better, it calls for adjustments to ensure the progress is maintained.