Life-Changing Location and Focus
Hidden deep in the hills of Southern Missouri on a beautiful 750-acre ranch surrounded by thousands of acres of the Mark Twain national forest, Ozark Trails Academy residential treatment center has the luxury of being in an environment that lets youth disconnect entirely from the outside vices of the world.
The natural setting allows students to commit their full attention to themselves, their individualized treatment, the peer dynamics at Ozark Trails, and their families, all intentional components of the clinical therapy.
This is made possible with unlimited access to spring rivers, caves, climbing, hiking, equine, and biking trails that provide the perfect balance of nature with a safe home-type environment.
All the environmental components at Ozark Trails allow for an intensive clinical experience while methodically, comprehensively, and thoroughly addressing each student’s treatment needs.
Research demonstrates better post-treatment outcomes when youth participate in wilderness therapy and residential treatment. This addition of adventure therapy here at Ozark Trails is consistent with that research and helps your teen reconnect with himself, herself, you, and others.
This is part of the beauty of our unique location. There is so much to do here; the experiences themselves end up doing the teaching for us. These experiences and reflection time alone and as a group help your teen process emotions, examine personal behavior, interact socially, develop relationships and improve self-esteem.
We believe that the unique environment here at Ozark Trails Academy, home for troubled teens, offers a one-of-a-kind space for a teen like yours to learn, grow and develop life skills that will help them succeed in lifelong after they’ve graduated.
Work, Learn, Play, Grow
- Beautiful 750-acre ranch
- Experiential learning
- Emotional processing
- Wilderness therapy
- Residential Treatment
- Safe, home-type environment
- Cohesive/thorough approach