Is your family life in chaos due to the behavior of your child? Is your child displaying any of the following self-destructive behaviors?

  • family conflict
  • blatant disregard of rules
  • withdrawn from family
  • abrupt change in personality
  • never at fault
  • uncontrollable anger
  • poor emotional control
  • manipulative
  • lying – stealing
  • lack of motivation
  • “I hate you,” attitude
  • “You can’t make me,” attitude
  • skips school
  • school suspensions
  • grades have fallen
  • can’t keep friends
  • legal problems
  • fighting/violence
  • bullies/bullied
  • runs away
  • conduct disorder
  • hanging with the wrong crowd
  • oppositional defiant disorder
  • bipolar disorder
  • low self-esteem
  • attention deficit disorder – adhd
  • depression
  • attempted or threats of suicide
  • drug use
  • alcohol use
  • smoking
  • sexually active
  • cutting
  • adoption issues
  • reactive attachment disorder
  • eating disorder

Utah Brat Camps – What are they and how can they help your child?

Brat Camps, more commonly known as wilderness programs, are Utah State Licensed intervention programs for troubled teens between the ages of 13 and 17 who may be experiencing emotional, academic, and/or behavioral problems.

Instead of wreaking havoc on themselves and their families teens will spend their days in brat camp hiking 10 miles with 40-pound backpacks in the wilds and learning grueling survival skills for a period of more than 30 days.

For their part, many kids find success at Brat Camps in Utah by learning more about themselves and what drives their destructive behaviors.

Brat Camps in Utah provide the forum for teens to evaluate their behaviors.

It’s their parents’ desperate hope that, once it’s over, they’ll get back the children they once knew.

Utah Brat Camps are different to military-style boot camps, which rely on humiliation and barked orders. The hiking, fire-making, cooking and using a map and compass are not much different to a scout camp. But, of course, there are differences. For a start, wilderness therapy generally involves daily sessions of group counselling. The teens are asked to specifically look at what’s going on in their lives and what kind of decisions they’ve been making. Hundreds of miles from the nearest city and cut off from their normal lives, each child is given, quite literally, time to think.

Not all Utah Brat Camp therapy programmes are created equal.

The Family Compass will help you to make an informed decision when you choose to intervene on behalf of your teenager. We have compiled a database of Utah State Licensed Brat Camps. This is so you can find the proper treatment for your situation.

For any questions – call 1-866-490-3666 toll free. We have consultants waiting to take your call 24 hours a day/7 days a week – Call now!