Our Program Overview

Summit Achievement is a licensed residential treatment center located in the beautiful White Mountains region of Maine.  It is a unique program that combines the power of wilderness therapy, the clinical complexity of a residential treatment center and the course work of a non-traditional private school.

Alumni Reunion former studentsHistory

For over 21 years, Summit Achievement has offered an established residential treatment, academic and wilderness therapy program that embraces far more than the positive impact of the wilderness. Founders Chris Mays, Adam Tsapis, and Will White instituted a model where parent involvement and mental health professionals, paired with  the transformative power of the wilderness, are key in ensuring long lasting and meaningful change for youth.

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The mission of Summit Achievement is “to foster lasting change for students and families using residential treatment, classroom academics, and outdoor adventures in an evidence-based and clinically-driven community.”  We try to live and breathe this mission everyday in the work we do with youth and families.  Please click on the link below to learn more about how fulfill our mission.

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Our Team

When sending your child to a residential program, it’s important to feel comfortable and confident in the staff your child is coming into contact with. Our team brings over 125 years of professional mental health, academic, and wilderness experience to Summit Achievement.  Our program is only as good as our people.  Please click on the link below to learn about the community of providers that will work with your child.

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