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Boot Camps for Boys in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Boot Camps in Spartanburg, South Carolina Can Help Troubled Teens, if They Are Like Gateway Boys Academy

Are you looking for boot camps near Spartanburg, South Carolina to deal with a out-of-control teen? See how boot camps can help troubled teens and consider how Gateway’s program may prove even more beneficial for your teen.

boot camps with caring staffIf your teen exhibits blatant disregard for authority, constantly displays defiant behavior, gets into regular and escalating disturbances with the law, and shows no motivation in school, perhaps a boot camp will help bring him back to his senses. 

Boot Camps in Spartanburg, South Carolina Can Help Troubled Teens Learn to Respect Authority

Popular belief gives military academies, especially boot camps, a reputation for making out-of-control teens into respectable young citizens. In fact, in several positive ways, boot camps can help troubled teens. Boot camps provide a crash course in discipline, personal integrity and regard for authority. Programs like these can be a means of rescuing a teen who is moving toward a life of crime. For those who are shaped by it, boot camps can give them a new understanding of the consequences of their actions. For certain people, boot camps can initially help them move from destructive habits, to more manageable behavior. But those bad attitudes often return.

boot camp alternativeBoot Camps Can Help Troubled Adolescents Change their Behavior, But Many Teen Issues Go Beyond the Behavior

Even though boot camps can help troubled teens in some cases, most teenage issues are much more complex than they seem on the surface and are only the symptoms of other issues. Boot camps rely entirely on forcing compliance; they do not provide the counseling or therapeutic input to help teens deal with the true root issues. For teens with anxiety, depression, drug or alcohol use, poor self-esteem, emotional disorders, and in fact most forms of rebellious behavior, the strict discipline of the boot camp environment may prove counterproductive instead, if it isn’t set up in a way that the discipline is coupled with Christian love and support.

Most boot camps in Spartanburg, South Carolina on their own will not address family problems but simply return a somewhat more obedient teen to the same home environment in which he was struggling. Boys who attend boot camps are more likely to return to old habits.  In fact, boot camps in Spartanburg, South Carolina may be a short-term solution at best, and may be harmful to the teen at worst. Sadly, teens often revert to past behavior after returning home from short-term boot camps, because the length of the program doesn’t instill the attitude changes as a habit in their life.

Gateway’s Boot Camp-Like Program, Plus It’s Ongoing Behavioral Support are Designed to Turn Around Troubled Boys

boarding school with boot campIf you find that a traditional short-term boot camp is not the best choice for your teen, but you still like the idea of what a boot camp teaches, Gateway an alternative that combines the strengths of the military style with the therapeutic input of a therapeutic boarding school. Gateway, located in the Panhandle of Florida, is a Christian program that has served – and brought restoration to- struggling teenage boys and their families from locations all across the country for more than 20 years. Troubled teenage boys from Spartanburg, South Carolina and other places benefit from an accredited education, counseling and instruction, instruction in military drill and history, and the discipline for which boot camps are renowned. Gateway offers staff that care deeply about each student. Gateway is a military-style school that includes a number of critical components that are typically absent from boot camps. Those include: 

  • Caring staff and mentors who provide positive role models and individual mentorship, not simply breaking teens down.
  • Biblical instruction and spiritual focus, to help teens find the true source of lasting heart change.
  • Mentoring, to help teens address struggles and replace harmful patterns with healthy new habits.
  • Family restoration through Biblical instruction and seminars for parents and families.

Boot camps can help troubled teens if they are coupled with a longer term mentoring program like what Gateway offers. We invite you to look beyond Spartanburg, South Carolina, for what may be the best situation your boy…a program with a boot camp element, but also ongoing instruction and mentoring for a longer period of  time.

Gateway is Located in the Panhandle of Florida. Boys Come to Gateway from Around the Country. Call Us!

More about boot camps for boys in or near Spartanburg, South Carolina:
Spartanburg is the largest city in and the county seat of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United StatesGR and is the fourth largest city in the state of South Carolina. Spartanburg had a municipal population of 37,013 and an urban population of 145,058 at the 2010 census. The Spartanburg Metropolitan Statistical Area, corresponding to Spartanburg County, had a population of 284,307 as of the 2010 census.
Spartanburg is the second-largest city in the greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Combined Statistical Area which had a population of 1,266,995 at the 2010 census. It is part of a 10-county region of northwestern South Carolina known as “The Upstate,” and is located Convert northwest of Columbia, Convert west of Charlotte, and about Convert northeast of Atlanta.

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