Troubled Teens Boys Boarding School Program

 Our Program For Troubled Teen Boys is  Different

Wood Creek Academy is a troubled teen boarding school for boys located in beautiful, rural, Western Montana. Our facility is approximately 12 miles outside of the town of Thompson Falls, a small community located on the Clark Fork River. The 60-acre ranch adjoins National Forest land on three sides.

The U.S. Forest Service permits us access and use of the Kootenai and Lolo National Forests. Our self-sustaining off-grid facility consists of a bunkhouse, main house, classroom and a multi-purpose building.

We use this quiet, pristine setting to help young men, reflect and re-prioritize their lives. Through our consistent schedule and positive atmosphere, we are able to focus on each boy and track their progress.

Our daily routine includes focused year-round school, wholesome food, hard work, evening discussions as well as group and individual counseling.

On average our resident student boys are able to complete this therapeutic program in 10–12 months. In order to give each of our residents the attention they deserve, we limit our troubled teen program to a maximum of 18 residents.

Wood Creek Academy is NOT a typical residential treatment center or traditional troubled teen therapeutic school or teen boot camp. Other troubled teen therapeutic boarding schools for boys tend to be short term, like a boot camp, most focus on detoxification or mental disorders.

Wood Creek Academy utilizes an LAC (Licensed Addiction Counselor) and a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) and a mentorship component to assist our teenage residents in achieving their personal goals and potential.

Wood Creek Academy is NOT a boot camp or military school.  We do consider ourselves as a more effective alternative teen program because we approach our teenage residents / students as individuals with kindness and caring.  We take a holistic approach to helping each boy improve their own lives. We help our teens by providing needed direction and purpose through dedication and consistency.

Over the last fifteen years we have optimized our troubled teen boys program to be most effective in helping teenage boys struggling with specific behavioral issues.

Scroll down to learn more about our treatment philosophy.

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Our Program Can Help Your Struggling Teen Boy With A Wide Range of Issues

We offer effective programs for troubled youth facing a wide range of issues. Our unique troubled youth program is designed to help boys struggling with one or more of the following problems in their lives:

In addition to working with your teenage son, we also work together with your family. Family participation is vital to your child’s success. Our Student Family Program is set up so your family can participate in groups and attend various programs with your teen. This is a safe environment for your family to honestly deal with problems you have with your teenager and rebuild your relationship.

Group Time

Daily group participation will give struggling teens the opportunity to express their beliefs, concerns, and goals. This process will challenge negative beliefs and logic and allow a venue for discussing barriers students may be experiencing in successful decision-making. By listening to positive and constructive feedback from peers and staff, teens learn a new self-awareness, which allows them to identify negative patterns and attitudes. The topics covered in these discussions will lay a foundation of new skills including effective communication, listening, identifying and coping with emotions, trust building, and planning a transition back into their home and society.

Individual Therapy

We utilize local agencies for individual therapy/counseling. Counseling provides an additional opportunity to address unresolved mental and emotional issues that could be disrupting the healing and learning process. We offer face-to-face or phone conference sessions with the family.

Please explore our website or call an admissions counselor at 844.354.1425 for additional information about how Wood Creek Academy can help your family.

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It is an honor to be considered as a potential resource to help your family at this important time. Please contact us today for more information about our program and specifics about the customized solution we can offer your teen.

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Wood Creek Academy PO Box 2092 Thompson Falls, MT  59873 Toll Free: 866.694.8882 Fax: 406.258.0544 Email:
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