Military Schools in Utah for Troubled Teenage Boys

If your best efforts to help your troubled teen have failed to yield any results, it may be time for more intensive intervention. Sundance Canyon Academy is a full time residential treatment center that provides a supportive and immersive therapeutic environment for boys from Utah that struggle with behavior issues. Our strength based, holistic program is designed to teach your son the tools he needs in order to take responsibility for his actions and make better decisions in the future. If you are looking for a facility that is safe, experienced and dedicated to helping your teen succeed, Sundance Canyon Academy is the ideal choice.  

While you may think that a military school or teen boot camp program is a better way to teach your son respect and obedience, there are several reasons why these solutions may not be the best match for your boy and his needs. For instance:     

  • Military schools are not prepared to help troubled boys that need therapy in order to get to the root of their misbehavior. While they do place great emphasis on structure and rules, they will not help your son heal from the inside out like he needs for long term results.    
  • Boot camps were once considered the most effective options for at risk teens, but recent findings have determined that many of them only offered short term solutions, at best. Intimidation and deprivation will not help your son understand his triggers and learn how to manage daily temptations, even if it does produce some short term results.    

For questions and information on the ways our program may be more effective for your son than a military school in Utah, contact us today at 866-678-2425 for a consultation.  

Why Choose Us?

We have many years of experience helping troubled boys overcome issues like defiance, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and mental disorders. We have created a unique program that caters to the needs and learning style of adolescent boys. Our method incorporates several types of therapy modalities in order to keep our students engaged and learning how to become the agents of their own change. While many programs simply use behavior modification therapy to address the symptoms of the greater problem, we feel that real healing only occurs when boys have identified the core of the issues. Some of the specific factors that set us apart from military schools in Utah are:  

  • Regular interaction with parents, so the family can learn to communicate as a healthier unit.  
  • A nationally accredited academic program where your son can move forward educationally with the help of licensed instructors.
  • Experiential therapy options like recreation, culinary and music in addition to the more traditional group, individual and family therapy. We also incorporate life skills and service activities into our curriculum.      
  • Utah is home to more teen help programs than anywhere in the country because the laws and regulations governing safety and accreditation are so strict. Parents throughout the U.S. rely on facilities in Utah to provide the best help for their troubled sons and peace of mind for themselves.
  • Parents and teens have the opportunity to get some supervised distance from each other and the daily cycles of discipline and power struggles. This time apart allows each party to receive guidance on the skills they need to gain for better communication and a healthier relationship.   
  • Full time therapy offers respite for parents who are exhausted by the toll of raising a defiant and troubled teens. While they recover, their teen is securely guided toward making better decisions and improving his important relationships.
  • An Aftercare program that supports boys and their parents as they make the transition back into daily life.     

Common Challenges Teens In Utah Face

Some of the common issues that teens today must navigate can lead to long term or permanent issues if they get out of hand.

For Utah teens:

  • 4% experiment with illicit drugs.
  • 11% report abusing alcohol and 5% binge drink.
  • 5th in the nation for teen suicide.
  • In 2016, 1,839 babies were born to women under 20.
  • 8.3% of children are diagnosed with ADHD each year.
  • The U.S. Department of Justice reported in 2017 that there were 49 teen arrests for aggravated assault, 680 teen arrests for robbery and 482 teen arrests for drug abuse.
  • 84.8% high school graduation rate.

We are confident that struggling boys can overcome their issues as long as they have the right kind of environment and support. Your best efforts at home may not be effective because your son is still at the mercy of his daily temptations and distractions. We offer surroundings that are supportive and specifically designed to help your son discover his confident and gain the tools he needs to self-regulate and make better choices. The skills that teen boys develop at Sundance Canyon Academy can benefit them throughout their lives.   

Why Should You Choose Sundance Canyon Academy Over A Military School In Utah?

We know that selecting the right facility can be intimidating because you want to make sure that your time apart is beneficial. We’d like to assure you that we are here to help you navigate the process and help you place your son in the facility that is right for him. We encourage you to remember that finding the best fit is ultimately more important than simply selecting the option closest to home.

We share your goal to see your son become happy and healthy. Contact us today to get your troubled boy on the path to healing and peace 866-678-2425.

Sundance Canyon Academy Helps Families Throughout Utah, Including:

Salt Lake City, West Jordan, Orem, West Valley City, Ogden, St. George, Provo, Sandy,  Layton, South Jordan, Logan, Millcreek, Taylorsville, Lehi, Murray, Roy, Kearns, Bountiful, Draper, Cottonwood Heights, Riverton, and Spanish Fork.