A growing majority of families have begun to see boot camps as a valuable institution where a child can learn a thing or two about life. And not only the parents of troubled teenagers; with the recent deluge of success stories that talk about how troubled teens with the help of boot camps are redirected onto a better path, its only a matter of time before other parents would speculate if boot camps could be worthwhile experience to an average teenager.

Unfortunately, finding a suitable boot camp in Alabama may be hard—if there is any at all. There are alternatives; various government agencies in Alabama may provide you with similar help, such as the local juvenile counseling or corrections center. Military schools are also an option; in Camp Hill there is Lyman Ward Military Academy and Marion Military Institute in Marion, both an excellent choice if you want a private military education for your children. But neither of these are boot camps.

The best option you have is to send your teenagers to an off-state boot camp. Boot camps are residential programs where teenagers will stay as long as three weeks to a month or up to three months depending on the package. These camps are voluntary and abide with the charter of rights and freedom of most countries.

Take note, there are different types of boot camp, and the term do not exclusively refer to “military” boot camps which rely on rigorous military style training, structure, and discipline to enact behavior modification. “Therapeutic residential program” boot camps instead rely on positive experience brought about by discipline, daily schedule, routine household chores, and all kinds of community activities and sports and recreation that are geared specifically on the positive well being of every teenage camper.

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