Why is White River Academy Different from Other Camps?
White River Academy is a therapeutic camp which has a small environment of around 16-30 students, depending on the time of year. Students are in groups of no more than 12 students which provides for more individual involvement and assists our team of professionals to work on each students needs in a more effective manner. Service Plans are reviewed weekly by those working directly with the student and updates are made depending on how the student is progressing.
The camp utilizes an independent teen study curriculum that covers courses six thru twelve as well as college and GED preparation.
Family involvement is key and important to the child’s progress. We work with families to assist them in making lasting changes in their home while the child is away at school. Parents and students are brought together every 90 days in which relationships can be worked on and parents can learn how to improve the quality of their home environment.
We lead by example not by force. White River Academy has an environment which is based on helping and caring along with responsibility and accountability. Consequences are natural not created. Positive moral family values are modeled not just required. High academic performance is mandatory and individual assistance is available when needed.