Ashcreek Ranch Academy is a Residential Treatment Center where boys become young men. Our unique outdoor adventure, experiential therapy, and ranch environment teach the value of hard work, respect, and accountability, while our residential setting feels like home—warm, friendly, and inviting. Every part of our program and environment is designed specifically for young men. From our approach in therapy to the classroom to the daily schedule – everything we do was developed to meet the emotional and behavioral needs of struggling teen boys.
We’ve created a clean, modern, home-like ranch designed specifically to make boys feel welcome and at home.
Here young men learn the value of doing difficult things and find confidence as they learn to trust others and trust themselves through experiential therapy.
Whether underperforming or struggling to achieve academically, our young men receive personal attention from experienced, credentialed teachers in real classroom setting. Students learn valuable learning skills often neglected at traditional public schools.
We’re located in the heart of Southern Utah’s color country – the gateway to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell and minutes from 3 State Parks. We use our unique environment to engage the body and the mind with experiential therapy & purposeful outdoor adventure.
Many residential treatment centers for teens are designed for both adolescent boys and girls. We find this design problematic. Honestly, there is a vast difference between the emotional and physical needs of young men when compared to those of young women.
Our unique focus on young men and the exceptional setting of our outdoor environment and experiential therapy offer better outcomes. Students return healthier, happier, and ready to thrive and succeed.
At Ashcreek Ranch Academy we know how to make a difference in the lives of struggling young men. Our approach starts with the understanding that the reversal of destructive lifestyle choices is possible with the right tools and knowledge.
We believe that each student can learn to make new choices and find a happy, healthy and meaningful life.
Some of life’s most important lessons can’t be learned solely through talk-therapy, or in an office setting. That’s why we engage the boys in experiential therapy, which is simply purposeful outdoor activities and adventure guided by experienced therapists.
Exciting activities such as mountain biking, hiking, river rafting, rock climbing, boating, horseback trail rides, and even fishing are used to teach valuable life lessons in a way that connect with the boys and translate to insights which help them overcome personal issues and improve family relationships.
The students of Ashcreek Ranch Academy are presented with a college prep academic experience which prepares them to succeed when they return home.
Small classroom sizes and an individual customized approach to maximize each student’s ability to learn. Classroom learning environment is designed to maximize learning especially for students with ADD/ADHD.
Our typical students are boys 14-18 who are unable to function in the home environment and have issues with one or more of the following:
ADD/ADHD, Depression, Anger Management, Substance Use or Abuse, Academic Problems, Parent/Child Conflicts, Low Self-esteem, School failure, Stealing, Lying, Avoidance Behavior, Oppositionality or Addictive issues – Drugs, alcohol, pornography, virtual social networking, gaming, and other self-destructive behavior.
Our goal is to provide our young men the opportunity to grow in all aspects—strengthen values, improve motivation, enhance academic performance, and build healthier, happier relationships.
We have built a Day at Ashcreek Ranch Academy that provides structure while balancing the needs of our students for variety. Some of our students are more tactile, many require more experiential, and all need movement to keep the mind and body fresh and engaged.
Some boys don’t do well in a typical school environment. Behavioral issues lead to bad grades; low self-esteem means more acting out. It’s a vicious cycle.
We stop the cycle. Here, boys relearn how to function at home and school. Through evidence-based therapy, we get boys to see how their misbehavior is hurting them and those around them. At the same time, we instill a lifelong love of learning in our boys. This combination of emotional and academic self-sufficiency sets boys up for a lifetime of success.
Ashcreek offers a comprehensive set of activities and sports that meet the specific needs of our students. Our individualized attention doesn’t end with therapy… we continually seek to add and improve our activity and sport offerings based on the interest of our students.
Our activity and sports programs are built to help students advance athletically, get in shape, compete against themselves and others, create team camaraderie, and build confidence. Plus, it’s fun and often a great way to get off-campus and enjoy the surrounding area.
One of the many things that make Ashcreek Ranch Academy unique is our dedication to measuring the ongoing progress of our students.
Ashcreek Ranch is leading the industry in continuous outcome studies and testing from the day a student starts through the first year they leave us.