Eagle Summit is a therapeutic residential treatment center for struggling male teens ages 13-18. It is a place where young men are challenged to grow and thrive intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, and behaviorally… “A Place Where Young Men’s Futures Take Flight!”
The Program at Eagle Summit is based on a Cognitive and Behavioral restructuring, family/group process model. Through the use of a Positive Peer Culture and the application of Natural and Logical consequences, we foster an environment in which students grow to understand the thoughts and feelings that influence their behaviors and develop skills and strategies to more appropriately and productivly deal with these thoughts and feelings now and in the future. Ultimately, students learn to consistently accept responsibility for their actions and become conscious of how their actions affect others.
At Eagle Summit, students confront concrete, immediate challenges through reality-based counseling. Our experiential, outdoor component engages our students in events that place them in unfamiliar settings, where things happen unexpectedly. These situations challenge students to not only work together as a collective team, but to also embrace and accept one another’s strengths and limitations as they look to solve problems and overcome obstacles as a group.
Using the outdoors and the Native American culture as motif, we teach young men to adapt to ever-changing situations with confidence and self-assurance, employing the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, achievement motivation training, applied social learning theory, group process, and experiential learning. Through the development of positive relationships with our strong, competent, and caring staff, young men learn new ways to think, feel, and behave.
The program includes a strong emphasis on parent support and training, both instructive and experiential. We involve parents as our “partners” in the students’ treatment process through monthly visits on campus, weekly phone calls, and weekly family therapy.
Our typical length of stay is 7-9 months.