The Intrepid Path

Why choose Short Term Residential Treatment at The Forge School?

It has become clear that teen boys cannot thrive in today’s environment that is dominated by technology, neurotoxic food, and an often sedentary lifestyle. Ensuring the short-term safety of your son, while gaining traction for his long-term health, is the goal of our Intrepid program. Our program uses the healing power of the outdoors to create room for your son to reconnect with his body and emotions, while fueling him with nutrition that reduces inflammation and helps his brain integrate the therapeutic work he will do. Daily functional fitness and adventure therapy engage the hands on, tactile nature of your son so that he internalizes training which builds confidence and self-esteem. In-depth clinical assessment helps us create an environment for your son and family to stabilize, reset, and confidently move forward on his treatment journey with a clear understanding of the strengths and challenges at play.


The need for sophisticated mental health treatment is disproportionate to the access for many families, so the Forge School, supported by Embark Behavioral Health, is working with insurance companies to provide 4-8 weeks of residential treatment and assessment measures such as substance abuse screening, psychological/educational evaluation, family systems assessment, and a psychiatric medication review that will be handed off to your local providers for continued attuned treatment. Utilizing the CASA model in individual and family sessions, we will work alongside your family to clearly identify the roots of whatever drives his unhealthy behavior.

Intrepid Path

Insurance funded

Room with other Intrepid students

5 hours of group therapy weekly

1 hr individual/ 1 hr family therapy weekly

Academic assessment and credit recovery

Daily Functional Fitness

Adventure Therapy activities weekly