Director of Admissions
Shannon Higgins
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
69 Deer Hill Road
Stow, ME
summitachievement.com
Summit Achievement, an innovative 6-10 week wilderness therapy program, uniquely offers an adventure-based expedition model with a residential campus where students attend classes, in a boarding school type environment, 3 days per week. Located in the beautiful White Mountains Region of Maine, Summit Achievement is also licensed as a Residential Treatment Center (RTC) and a non-traditional private school. Guided by positive reinforcement and the power of choice, our unique hybrid design seamlessly integrates five key components: 1. Adventure-based wilderness expeditions - 4 days/3 nights per week 2. Accredited academic classes tailored to each student’s individual needs 3. Residential Community typical of a small therapeutic boarding school 4. Client Centered therapy – incorporating individual, group and family 5. Family inclusion via therapy, phone calls and visits Through this process of combining the best features of a wilderness therapy program with the best features of a special needs boarding school, students experience the therapeutic benefits of exciting outdoor adventures while learning to manage the demands of a more traditional environment. As an intentionally small, owner-operated program, we serve adolescent boys and girls, ages 13-20, from around the world.

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Privately Owned
By the owners of Summit Achievement
Public Land
National Forest Service
State Lands

Wilderness Therapy Model

Base Camp | Adventure Therapy
≥ 5
Yes
> 50%
8 Weeks

Group

13 - 20
No
Call For More Information

Family Participation

-
-
Required by Program
-
Required by Program
Recommended by Program
-
-
Weekly family therapy via phone or video

Family Workshop / Visits

-
-
-
-
-
3 face to face family sessions/visits: intake, mid-stay, discharge

Staff Information

Yes
1:2
12 Hours
> 10
> 10
Yes

Clinician Information

Max 8 Students
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
3 Days
1
Art
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work

Medical / Wellness

Contracted psychiatrist as needed
< 50%
Nurse
EMT
Physician / MD
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Fire Starter
Need for Detox?
No Definitive Guardianship
Pregnancy

Psychological Evaluations

< 50%

Academic Offering

Yes
Yes
Blueprint Education
https://www.blueprinteducation.org/

Program Licensing and/or Accreditation

http://www.obhcenter.org/#!projects/c1vw1
Yes

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
$450.00 - $499.00
Call for more information
No
No
No
No
> 50%
Portland [PWM]
1.5 Hours

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Privately Owned
By the owners of Summit Achievement
Public Land
National Forest Service
State Lands

Wilderness Therapy Model

Base Camp | Adventure Therapy
Not Applicable
Yes
> 50%
8 Weeks
No

Group

Can be 17 to Enroll
18-20
Call For More Information

Family Participation

-
-
Required by Program
-
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
-
-
Weekly family therapy via phone or video.

Family Workshop / Visits

3 family visits: intake, mid-program, discharge

Staff Information

Yes
1:2
1:2
12 Hours
> 10
< 10

Clinician Information

Max 8 Students
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
3 Days
1
Art
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work

Medical / Wellness

Contracted psychiatrist as needed
< 50%
Nurse
EMT
Physician / MD
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Fire Starter
Need for Detox?
No Definitive Guardianship
Pregnancy
|

Psychological Evaluations

< 50%

Academic Options

Yes
Yes
Call Admission Director for more details.
Call Admissions Director for more details.
http://www.obhcenter.org/#!projects/c1vw1
Yes

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
$450.00 - $499.00
Call for more information
No
No
Call For More Information
> 50%
Portland [PWM]
1.5 Hours
Mission Statement
Our Mission: To foster lasting change for students and families using residential treatment, classroom academics, and outdoor adventures in an evidence-based and clinically-driven community.