Year-Round Boarding School Where Struggling Boys Excel 

Pine Mountain Academy is a year-round boarding school that transforms and mentors adolescent boys (ages 12-17) struggling with life-impacting behaviors, rebellion, academic failure, or careless attitudes. We help every boy excel in every bit of the talent and potential that God gave him. The year-round, adventure-learning program features 24/7 care, coaching, and counseling, with the overall goal of helping each boy prepare in all areas of his life for a productive and fulfilling future. We use such activities as wilderness adventure, mission trips, recreation and sports, agriculture training, and other methods to impact young men’s lives. It’s our vision to develop self-awareness in those we serve. Through education and modeling, we teach how vital community and authentic relationships are to us all! Pine Mountain Academy is an excellent way to make an impact on your son for the better for a lifetime based on the time-tested Teen Challenge approach, which has helped teens and families for over a half-century. 

How We Help Struggling Boys 

  • Academic Excellence“Preparation for Success in a Career”
  • Appropriate Fun“Learning New Hobbies and Life Skills”
  • Outdoor Adventure“A Place to Mentor and Speak the Truth”
  • Spiritual Growth“Allowing God to Change the Heart”
  • Honesty & Respect

    Teaching that truth and respect are core values for every relationship and interaction in life.

  • Life & Vocational Skills

    Helping boys become self-reliant and prepared for every aspect of life.

  • Community & Service

    Serving others and treating them as we would like to be treated ourselves.

Adventure, Discovery, Exploration
& Preparation for the Future

We firmly believe that adventure provides the ideal foundation for embracing fresh and more positive thoughts and endeavors. Additionally, fostering wholesome hobbies, nurturing animals, and prioritizing life skills and education can bring about a profound life transformation. Our young residents relish the wilderness, actively engage in animal care, and dedicate themselves daily to their education.  Our exciting program for boys offers:

  • Wilderness Adventure
  • Lifeskills Training
  • Mission Trips
  • Leadership Training
  • Recreation and Sports
  • Spiritual Guidance/Mentoring
  • Agricultural Training
  • Accredited Education
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Don’t Put Your Boy in a Therapeutic Boarding School Until You’ve Talked to Us.

  • Steve H. Former Student

    “God directed my steps and changed me one step at a time. He healed all the anger and everything else that was in my life before. I figured out that I couldn’t do things on my own, but that God was the only one who could direct my life.”

What Others Say About Pine Mountain Boys Academy

“I’ve been a volunteer at Teen Challenge Pine Mountain Boys Academy for the past four years. While working with the boys in the kitchen I have come to understand that these are not bad boys, just boys that have made bad decisions. I have seen boys arrive with hardened hearts, broken spirits, and messed up lives. I have had the privilege of watching these same boys let God soften their hearts, heal their spirits, and give purpose to their lives. What a blessing they have been to me.”

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Teen Challenge Endorsers

  • John Ashcroft

    Former Attorney General


    John Ashcroft

    “I have been a long time support of the work Teen Challenge has accomplished and the help they have provided over the years.”

  • Ronald Reagan

    Former President


    Ronald Reagan

    “Teen Challenge is effective; it is literally changing the lives of young Americans from every walk of life. The work and dedication of Teen Challenge deserves the commendation of every citizen.”

  • James Dobson

    Founder Focus on the Family


    Dr. James C. Dobson

    “Organizations like Teen Challenge…have a far better record of dealing with social issues and people in difficulty than do the bureaucrats.”

  • Dan Cathy

    CEO Chick-fil-A


    Dan T. Cathy

    “I truly admire Teen Challenge because of its loving, life-giving ministry to individuals who are bound by life controlling addictions.”

  • George Bush

    President George


    W. Bush

    “Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”

  • John C. Maxwell

    Bestselling Leadership Author


    John C. Maxwell

    “Teen Challenge offers hope and restoration to individuals by exchanging their distorted views on life with God’s perspectives.”

  • Jim Blanchard

    Past Director AT&T


    Jim Blanchard

    “I have not seen a more effective ministry in leading hurting people to a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.”

  • Kevin Leman

    Psychologist and Author


    Dr. Kevin Leman

    “I wholeheartedly support the efforts of Teen Challenge…they really make a difference in lives and each of us can be proud that they are part of our community.”

  • John Walters

    Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy


    John P. Walters

    “Teen Challenge is doing the job that others only talk about. Teen Challenge is a reputable institution that needs to be highlighted.”

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Boarding School for Struggling Boys | Pine Mountain Academy

Boarding school for struggling boys, ages 12-17, who are struggling with self-destructive choices, anger, or disrespect for authority.