Mountain Home Youth Ranch Prepares Program for Summer

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In preparation for the busy summer season, Mountain Home Youth Ranch has prepared their highly recognized and award winning program and facilities for the best experiences possible. Mountain Home Youth Ranch specializes in teaching youth independence as well as social interaction through three stages designed to help the youths interact with their family, friends, teachers, and society at large.

In preparation for the busy summer season, Mountain Home Youth Ranch has prepared their highly recognized and award winning program and facilities for the best experiences possible. Mountain Home Youth Ranch is a successful troubled teen camp located on the Utah and Colorado border. Mountain Home Youth Ranch specializes in teaching youth independence as well as social interaction through three stages designed to help the youths interact with their family, friends, teachers, and society at large.

Mountain Home Youth Ranch has developed a three phase program to help troubled and at risk youths to integrate back into families and society. The program is taught and supported by an experienced staff of licensed professionals. By interweaving therapy with nature and teaching independence through awareness of the connectivity society shares with one another, Mountain Home Youth Ranch is able to make a lasting impression upon the at-risk youths and have experienced years of successes in bringing families back together and helping teenagers.

One of the major sources of success for Mountain Home Youth Ranch is that it is not in any way run like a boot camp. Many at risk youth camps are operated on a boot camp society where discipline is taught similarly to military training. The philosophy is that this exposes at risk and troubled youth to not only consequences of their actions and attitudes if and when they rebel against their camp coordinators, but also aimed at teaching respect for order and authority. The youth that attend these camps tend to break down afterward, though, as their personal lives lack the rigidity of the camp and the clear line of authority.

Mountain Home Youth Ranch’s program is instead taught on teaching independent skills, relying on the land to support them, as they learn survival skills and nature awareness. The Beginning stage focuses on teaching personal skills and knowledge as well as cooperation. The Advanced phase focuses on community, moving away for the largely independent Beginning stage, compounding upon earlier skills while challenging the at-risk teens’ views and assumptions about family and society. The Ranch phase focuses on the family and developing skills necessary to succeed in school and, later in life, employment.

This year promises to be a great year for Mountain Home Youth Ranch and the staff is ready to help where they are able.

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