The Summit Blog

Worried about growing anxiety and depression in your teen?

Anxiety is challenging for young people and their families and Summit Achievement is here to help. We know that many productive, engaged, and happy children can become withdrawn and sullen to the point of not being able to leave their house or their rooms by the time they reach their teens due to anxiety and […]

COVID-19 Precautions & Protocols

Here is a resource outlining how we are handling program operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ever-evolving situation here at Summit Achievement. While our campus is quite isolated up here in Maine, we are very aware of the risk of COVID-19 finding its way onto our campus. While we cannot eliminate all risk of […]

Boston 25 Feature

Summit Achievement was recently highlighted in a news feature on Boston Channel 25. Watch the full video here.

Summit Achievement in the Winter!

Summit Achievement has been continuously operating in the White Mountains of Maine and New Hampshire since 1996. The program has a long history of helping troubled teens and their families find success in every season. It can be seen as a challenge to have a young person attend a wilderness treatment program in winter, but […]

How do you make troubled teens change at Summit Achievement?

Summit Achievement finds the Stages of Change Model as a beneficial way to look at the change process for troubled teens and young adults.   The Stages of Change Model, technically referred to as the Transtheoretical Model of Change, was first developed in 1977 by Dr. James Prochoska at the University of Rhode Island.  The premise […]

Does Summit Achievement work with troubled teens by using a “scared straight” model of intervention?

Summit Achievement has achieved being one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious accredited programs for struggling teens by providing our students and their families with high quality treatment, challenging academics and outdoor experiences. At times we are asked if we “scare straight troubled teens.”  We use the term “struggling teens“ versus “troubled teens” as […]

Why Summit Achievement Recommends parents hire a Therapeutic Educational Consultant

Therapeutic Educational Consultants are professionals who assist parents in finding the right therapeutic and/or academic setting for their adolescent or young adults before, and after, Summit Achievement.  Summit recommends parents hire a Therapeutic Educational Consultant in order to help ensure that a parent has access to the most up to date information about schools and […]

Is Summit Achievement Like Outward Bound?

On a regular bases the Summit admissions team is asked, “Are you like Outward Bound?” Our response is “Yes and no”. How Summit Achievement And Outward Bound Are Similar We respond “Yes” as Outward Bound and Summit Achievement combine experiential education and outdoor education programs to help young people create change in their lives. Both organizations […]

How To Receive Insurance Reimbursement For Summit Achievement Services

We receive insurance type questions quite often at Summit Achievement. While Summit does not have direct contracts with any insurance companies, some parents have been able to get reimbursed for part, or all of their child’s stay in the program. It is best to call your insurance company first before enrolling into the program if […]