New Perspectives - Apr,
1996 Issue #39
SUMMIT ACHIEVEMENT, INC.
Deer Hill Road Box 520
Stow, Maine 04039
Candi Mays, Co-owner
The Summit Achievement program is a new, adventure based residential program
for troubled teenagers. Located in the Western Mountains of Maine, Summit provides individualized treatment programs for teens aged
13-17 who are experiencing problems at home, at school, or with peers. Building on the model practiced so successfully at Outward
Bound, the Summit program combines experiential activities designed to build self esteem and personal responsibility, with a traditional
treatment program supervised by a cadre of Clinical Professionals. Individualized treatment and educational programs are offered for
30 to 90 days. Additionally, a 6 week summer adventure program is offered that focuses on building successes that can be applied in
the coming school year.
The campus located at the Cold River Lodge is set on 54 acres along the Eastern
boundary of the White Mountain National Forest, a 780,000 acre preserve which encompasses the whole of the White Mountains. The rolling
fields give way to rich pine forests bordered by the Cold River from which the lodge derives its name. Classic log cabin dormitories
are just a short walk from the lodge, providing students with dramatic views of the mountains.
Individualized counseling, and flexibility according to the child's needs
are the goal of the Summit program. Although a new program, Summits founders have years of experience in experiential and alternative
education methods. Fully licensed by the State of Maine as a Residential Facility with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment
Certifications, Summit combines adventure elements, proven to make an impact on difficult teens, with a committed group of psychological
professionals. The Summit program enrolls teens year round.
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