*The follow is a list of programs that have been reported to Spare the Rod as being abusive and/or dangerous to teens and young adults. Please be advised that Spare the Rod relies on the word of whistle blowers, survivors, and does not independently verify abuse claims. If you are concerned or have questions please contact us and we will do our very best to respond as quickly as possible. a

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  Alabama Teen Challenge

 (Pathway Inc.) formerly known as (fka) Baldwin County’s Girls Residential Wilderness Center (aka Camp Horizon)  

  Lyman Ward Military Academy  

  New Beginnings (aka Three Springs aka Sequel)

  New Directions Boys (aka Three Springs aka Sequel)  

  The Pinnacle Schools  

  Three Springs of Courtland (aka Sequel)   

  Youth Reach  

  Anasazi Foundation  

  Arivaca Boys Ranch  

  Canyon Crossing Recovery   

  Canyon State Academy (aka Rite of Passage aka Arizona Boys Ranch)   

  Clean Adventures  

  Copper Canyon Academy (aka Sedona Sky Academy)  

  Cottonwood Sweetwater Program (aka Cottonwood de Tucson and Cottonwood Tucson) 

  John Volken Academy aka Welcome Home Ranch  

  In Balance Ranch  

  The Meadows 

  Parc Place (aka Southwestern Children’s Health Services, Inc.)   

  Pathway Drug Abuse Program    

  Re-Creation Retreat   

  Red Hawk Academy  

  Remuda Ranch  

  Rosewood Ranch  

  Rosewood Treatment Center   

  Sierra Tucson  

  Spring Ridge Academy  

  Teen Challenge  


  Benchmark Young Adult School aka Benchmark Transitions 

  Sacred Breath Academy (CA, NC, NY, USA, and International/Wilderness Retreats)  

  Clarity Breathwork in Bay Area  Recommended by Sacred Breath Academy  

  California Teen Challenge 

Growth Extended in Los Angeles, CA    

  Hanna Boys Center 

 Homeward Bound  

 Impact House  

 Julian Youth Academy  

 Landmark Forum  in Headquartered in CA   

 New Directions for Young Adults in Pleasant Hill, CA 

 Oak Grove Institute and Center  

 Optimum Performance Institute 

 Phoenix House    

 Southwestern Academy  

 Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers  



 Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS)  in CO/UT  

 Cornerstone Program  

 Eating Recovery Center 

 Griffith Centers for Children    

 Evergreen Psychotherapy Center  

 Institute for Attachment and Child Development   

Open Sky Wilderness Therapy  

 Teen Challenge  

 Third Way Center  



 Blue Sky Behavioral Health, LLC  

 Devereux Foundation/Devereux Glenholme  / Devereux PDF 

 Family Support Services in CT and Nationwide    

 Grove School  

 The Hyde School  

 Teen Challenge  



 The Hyde School

 Pressley Ridge Ohiopyle Therapeutic Wilderness with programs in DE, KY, MD, OH, PA, TX, VA, DC, Hungary and Portugal  



AMIKids, Inc. with Programs in FL, GA, LA, PA, SC, TX, and VA  

 Calvary Academy (aka Calvary Academy Ministries) 

 Children’s Home Society of Florida    

 Devereux Foundation/Devereux Glenholme  / Devereux PDF

 E-Kel-Etu (aka Eckerd Youth Alternatives)   

 La Amistad Behavioral Health Services     

 New Beginnings Rabekah Home (aka New Beginnings Girls Academy aka Marvelous Grace Girls Academy)

 New Directions   

 PACE Center for Girls  

 Palm Beach Institute 

 River Oaks (aka American Addiction Centers)   

 Safe Harbor Boys Home (aka Safe Harbor Maritime Academy) 

 Sandy Pines  

 Teen Challenge (aka Christian Military Schools, Gateway Military Schools, Gateway Christian Military Academy, Lakeland Girls, Women’s Center, West Florida Teen Challenge Boys’ Ranch, Treasure Coast Academy)   

  Victory Forge Military Academy (aka Southeastern Military Academy aka Camp Victory Wilderness Challenge, Treasure Coast Academy)   



 Broken Shackle Ranch  

 Coastal Harbor Treatment Center   

 Eckerd Academy (aka Eckerd Youth Alternatives)   

 Outward Bound with locations in GA, MD, MA, NY and PA  

 Second Nature Wilderness aka Blue Ridge Wilderness in Clayton GA  

 Shepherd’s Hill Farm  

 Teen Challenge  (aka Columbus Girls’ Academy) 



 Pacific Quest   



 BlueFire Wilderness Therapy  

Boulder Creek Academy  

Cherry Gulch  

 Clear View (aka Clear View Horizons)  

 Daybreak Canyon   

 Elk Mountain Academy   / Article

 Inner Pathworks  


 Intermountain Hospital   


 Northwoods of Idaho 

 Teen Challenge  

 Teton Peaks 

Turning Winds in Idaho and Montana (aka Turning Winds Academic Institute aka Turning Winds Educational Institute)  

Wisdom Ranch School  



Allendale Association  

Maryville Academy  

Ranch at Salem Children’s Home (aka Salem Ranch aka Salem Children’s Home) 

Teen Challenge  



Campagna Academy   

Crosswinds in IN and Dominican Republic (aka Lifeline Youth and Family Services aka Caribe Mountain Academy, Pierceton Woods Academy, fka New Horizons Youth Ministries aka Escuela Caribe)   

 Gibault Inc.  

 Hephzibah House  

Midwest Center for Youth and Families (aka South Shore Academy)



Teen Challenge




 Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky    

 Cleveland Home, The aka Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass 

 Hope Hills  

NorthKey fka Children’s Psychiatric Hospital of Northern Kentucky   

 Pressley Ridge Ohiopyle Therapeutic Wilderness  

 Rivendell Behavioral Health Services  

 Spectrum Care Academy

 Teen Challenge

 Transitions, Inc 



Evangeline Christian Home for Girls aka EvangelHouse aka EvangelHouse Christian Academy    

Teen Challenge  



The Hyde School     


 Spurwink Services  

 Summit Achievement in New England   



 Outward Bound 

Pressley Ridge Ohiopyle Therapeutic Wilderness 

 Teen Challenge

 Victor Cullen Youth Center  / Article



 Chamberlain International School aka F.L. Chamberlain 

 John Dewey Academy 

Judge Rotenberg Educational Center aka Judge Rotenberg Center  

NoSpank Article

Outward Bound  


 Teen Challenge   

 Valley View School  

 Walker School  




 Havenwyck Hospital  

Teen Challenge 



Still Waters Christian Boarding School fka Happiness Hills  

 Lighthouse Children’s Home

 Teen Challenge  



 ABM Family Preparatory aka Lighthouse Christian Academy 

 AGAPE Boarding School 

 Anchor Academy  

Circle of Hope Girl’s Ranch and Boarding School

Crossroads Program

Heartland Christian Academy   

Masters Ranch aka Masters Ranch and Academy

New Beginnings Girls Academy 


Teen Challenge  

Wings of Faith Academy (fka Refuge of Grace Academy) in Stockton, MO   



Chrysalis Academy  


Galena Ridge Wilderness Programs   

 Gateway Freedom Ranch  

 Montana Academy  

 Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch    

Reflections Academy    

Summit Preparatory School   

Turning D Ranch aka Wood Creek Academy  

 Turning Winds in Idaho and Montana (aka Turning Winds Academic Institute aka Turning Winds Educational Institute)  

 Twenty Peaks Ranch aka 20 Peak Ranch aka Mountain Meadow Youth Ranch 

 Wilderness Treatment Center     

 Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch  



 Teen Challenge  


 Coral Reef Academy in NV and Samoa

 JJS Health Family Limited Partnership -Program Appears to be affiliated with Blue Sky Behavioral Health LLC in CT fka SLS Health)  

   Rite of Passage  


   Teen Challenge   

  Willow Springs RTC   




Breath Ventures, Inc aka Transformational Breath/Transformational Breath Foundation aka Synergistic Foundation  

 Easter Seals Residential

 Mount Prospect Academy 

 Shortridge Academy

 Teen Challenge



 Bancroft Neurohealth, Inc.  

 Bancroft PDF 

 Teen Challenge aka Take Charge  

 Tierra Blanca Ranch  



 Sacred Breath Academy (CA, NC, NY, USA, and International/Wilderness Retreats)  

Camp Huntington  

 DePaul Community Services  

 Four Winds Hospital  

 Hillside Children’s Center     

 The Hyde School      

 Leake and Watts RTC  

 Outward Bound   

 Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center    

 St. Joseph’s Villa   

 Teen Challenge  




 Auldern Academy aka Three Springs aka Sequel   

 Sacred Breath Academy (CA, NC, NY, USA, and International/Wilderness Retreats)  

 Candor fka E-Ku-Sumee aka Eckerd Youth Alternatives aka Eckerd Connects

 Harbor Oaks Boarding School aka Wolf Creek Academy  

 Insight Program Assoc. w/ Cornerstone Program  

 King Family Ministries  (aka Second Chance Ranch) 

 (Founded by Olen King, who abused children at New Bethany) 

  Lake House Academy  

North Carolina Boys aka Three Springs aka Sequel

 Phoenix Outdoor  

 Solstice East   

 SUWS of the Carolinas  

 Teen Challenge    

 Trails Carolina  

 Venus Rising Inc aka Venus Rising University Inc aka Shamanic Breathwork.org Recommended by Sacred Breath Academy  



Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau aka Monarch Boarding Academy aka Monarch School 

Cincinnati Restoration Church aka United Restoration Ministries 

Foundations for Living 

Pressley Ridge Ohiopyle Therapeutic Wilderness    

Teen Challenge of Ohio aka Teen Challenge for Girls  

Cookson Hills Christian Ministries (Residential Teen/Children’s Program)  Note: When previously actively operating (it hopes to re-open and is fundraising for that) our mission received complaints of labor trafficking and verbal abuse as well as holding youth incommunicado denying contact between parents and youth enrolled.)  

 Crossroads Christian Boys Academy  

 Teen Challenge 



  Academy at Sisters, The aka J Bar J Youth Services aka J Bar J Boys Ranch   

  Evoke Therapy Programs    

(A re-branding of Second Nature Wilderness Programs) 

 Jasper Mountain Center    

 New Leaf Academy  

 Teen Challenge  




Outward Bound   

Pressley Ridge Ohiopyle Therapeutic Wilderness   

 Summit Academy, The aka The Academy in South Hills 

 Teen Challenge   

 Wordsworth Academy aka Hope Spring  



 Cherokee Creek Boys School

 Teen Challenge 

 Victorious Valley Homes   

 Whetstone Academy   



 Teen Challenge   



 Bethel Bible Village Children’s Home  

 CHAD Youth Enhancement Center aka Oak Plains Academy 

Crossville Mission Bible Training Center (In Progress–Appears to be associated with Teen Challenge) 

Restoration Path (fka Love In Action)  

 Restoration Path (fka Love In Action)  

Memphis Recovery Centers aka Memphis House, Inc.  

 Peninsula Village aka Acadia Village aka Acadia 

 Shenandoah Ranch Academy for Young Men aka Shenandoah Baptist Academy aka Shenandoah Haven Academy for Girls aka SBC Ministries   

 Teen Challenge  



 Burning Tree Ranch   

 Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch (In Progress)  


 Fulshear Ranch Academy   

 Heartlight Ministries   

 Meridell Achievement Center  

 Pressley Ridge Ohiopyle Therapeutic Wilderness   

 Resolution Ranch  

 San Marcos Treatment Center   

  Strong Tower Ministries  (In Progress-One e-mail complaint from 2016 with multiple allegations and statement it is affiliated with Teen Challenge)  

 Teen Challenge  



Academy at Cedar Mountain aka Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy  

Alpine Academy aka Utah Youth Village aka Cottonwood Grove aka Oakridge aka Smith Home aka Willow Creek aka The Gary and Ann Crocker Education Center aka Pine Canyon Home    

 Ashcreek Ranch Academy   

 Aspiro Wilderness Program aka Vantage Point aka Kairos Young Adult Wilderness Program 

 Avalon Hills Residential Eating Disorder Treatment   

 Kaizen Academy (formerly known as: Birdseye Boys Ranch  aka Heritage Youth Services aka Stara)

 Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS)  in CO/UT   

Catalyst Residential Treatment Center   

 Cedar Ridge Academy  

 Cinnamon Hills Youth Crisis Center  

 Copper Hills Youth Center  

 Crossroads Academy  

 Diamond Ranch Academy    

 Discovery Academy    

 Discovery Ranch   

 Eagle Ranch Academy  

 Elements Wilderness Program   

 Evoke Therapy Programs   (A re-branding of Second Nature Wilderness Programs)  

 Extended Family, Inc.  aka Ventura Girls’ Home aka Endeavor Boys’ Home aka  Child Placing Program

 Falcon Ridge Ranch  

 Fieldstone Academy   

 Froerer Counseling and Assessments  


 Gateway Academy   

Heritage House aka The Heritage Schools   

 High Top Ranch  

 Island View RTC aka Elevations RTC   

Kolob Canyon Residential Treatment Center  

La Europa  

 Liahona Academy  

 Life-Line, Inc  

 Logan River Academy  

 Majestic Ranch aka Old West Academy aka Old West Ranch Academy  

 Maple Lake Academy  

 Moonridge Academy     

  New Haven RTC     

 Oakley School    

 Olympus Academy    

 Outback Therapeutic Expeditions     

 Oxbow Academy 

 Pathway Academy aka Solstice RTC aka Solstice West  

Pine Ridge Academy aka YouthCare  

Provo Canyon School aka Provo Valley School aka UHS of Provo Canyon aka Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital aka Inner Changes at Provo Canyon aka Sommerset Program aka Academy at Canyon Creek aka Somerset http://www.heal-online.org/somerset.htm  http://www.heal-online.org/pcsstaff.htm  http://www.heal-online.org/healsuit.htm  


Red Cliffs Ascent Wilderness Program aka Red Cliff Ascent aka RedCliff Ascent 

 Red Rock Canyon School  

 Renewed Hope Academy   

 River View  

 Second Chances aka Northwest Academy aka Three Points Center aka Youth Foundations, Inc. aka WWASPS aka WWASP aka Premier Education Seminars fka Horizon Academy fka Cross Creek Programs fka Youth Foundation Success Academy, Inc.  

 Second Nature Wilderness Camp Operating in UT, GA, and OR 

 Silverado Boys Ranch (reportedly closed in 2011) 

  Skyline Journey Program aka Eagle Quest Outdoor Youth Development Program  

 Sorenson’s Ranch School  

 STAR Guides Wilderness aka Therapy Associates (Shares staff with White River Academy  

 Stillwater Academy aka Turnabout Stillwater Academy   

Storm Ridge Ranch aka Stormridge Ranch School aka SRS Education, Inc.   

 Sunrise RTC and Boarding School   

 Tavasi School aka Logan River Academy  

 Teen Challenge   

 Timpview Residential Treatment Center  

 Turn About Ranch   

 Uinta Academy   

 Utah Boys Ranch aka West Ridge Academy aka Girls Town   

 Vista Adolescent Treatment Center aka Vista Counseling Services aka Vista at Dimple Dell Canyon aka Vista Private School   

 Waterfall Canyon Academy  

 WayPoint Academy   

 White River Academy   

 Wilderness Quest  

WinGate Wilderness  



 E-Wen-Akee aka Eckerd Youth Alternatives  

The Fold  



 Abundant Life Academy

 Blue Ridge School 

 Christian Acres Youth Home aka Christian Acres Academy  

 Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents     

Discovery School, The aka Wolf Creek     

 Hallmark Youthcare in Richmond  

Harbor Point Behavioral Health Center aka The Pines Treatment Center 

 Linton Hall Military School     

 Mountain Mission School   

North Spring 

Court Doc 1 / Court Doc 2

 New Life for Youth Men’s Ranch  

North Spring Behavioral Healthcare     

 Poplar Springs  

 Pressley Ridge Ohiopyle Therapeutic Wilderness  

 Rebirthing Breathwork International Recommended by Sacred Breath Academy 

 Remuda Ranch   

 Teen Challenge   

 Timber Ridge School    

 True North Wilderness Program  

 Victory Home Recovery   



 Breakthrough, Inc.  

 Cocoon House

 Excelsior Youth Center

 Flying H Youth Ranch 

Gray Wolf Ranch

Heavensfield Retreat Center aka ReStart Internet Addiction Recovery Program   

 John Volken Academy aka Welcome Home Ranch 

 Morning Star Boys Ranch 

 Odyssey Wilderness Program 

 Penrith Farms  

 Project Patch   

 SeaMar aka SeaMar Visions  

 Shamrock Educational Alternative aka Shamrock Acres aka Shamrock Educational Academy 

 Straight Arrow Apex aka Bald Eagle Creek Boys Academy aka Crossings NW 

 Teen Challenge 

 Two Rivers Landing aka Comprehensive Mental Health     

 Youth Dynamics in WA (ID, & OR)    



 Blue Creek Academy  

 Greenbrier Academy for Girls  

 Teen Challenge  

  Q & A Associates   

 Yore Academy aka Youth Academy aka Academy Programs  



 ChalleNGe Academy, The  

 Oconomowoc RTC  

 Rawhide Boys Ranch aka Starr Academy  

 Teen Challenge   



  Mount Carmel Youth Ranch aka Triangle Cross Ranch aka Bear Tooth Mountain Ascent

  St. Joseph’s Children’s Home  

  Trinity Teen Solutions

  Wyoming Behavioral Institute  


   Alberta Adolescent Recovery Center (AARC) in Canada  

   Sacred Breath Academy (CA, NC, NY, USA, and International/Wilderness Retreats)  

   Caribbean Mountain School aka Crosswinds aka Lifeline in Dominican Republic (& Indiana

   Foundation Center of Addington House aka Ted Earl Clinic  in Canada    

   New Summit Academy in Costa Rica  

   Pacific Life Program in Mexico    

   Pillars of Hope in Costa Rica (aka WWASPS)  

   Pressley Ridge Ohiopyle Therapeutic Wilderness with programs in DE, KY, MD, OH, PA, TX, VA, DC, Hungary and Portugal     

  Project DARE Canada aka Wendigo Lake Expeditions in Canada  http://www.heal-online.org/wendigo.htm  

  Robert Land Academy in Canada  

  Sunset Bay Academy aka WWASPS in Mexico  

 My Choice in Samoa   

  Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa 

  California Leadership Academy in Mexico  

   John Volken Academy in Canada  

   Breath of Bliss Academy (In Progress) Recommended by: Sacred Breath Academy    Alchemy of Breath in Indonesia/Bali/Global (In Progress)  Recommended by: Sacred Breath Academy 

   Click HERE for an alternative state-by-state breakdown of programs on the r/TroubledT

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