A boot camp for boys uses scare tactics and negative reinforcement in a structured military-like setting to reform the negative behaviors boys may be expressing. Most boot camps for boys focus on instilling a sense of discipline and structure in the young men who attend. The idea most boot camps for boys are based around is that this sense of discipline will reduce negative behaviors overall. However, often this does not work. A boot camp for boys does not offer the same caring, nurturing environment as a therapeutic boarding school, residential treatment center, or wilderness therapy does.
Here are some alternatives to sending your child to a boot camp for boys: