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At Brush Creek, we offer an animal therapy through a partnership with Oasis Animal Adventures (//www.oasisanimals.com/) a unique equine therapy program. Oasis offers an equine therapy program that utilizes unique, exotic animals as well as standard horses and mini horses.

Many studies and research topics have provided proof of the benefits of animal therapy programs for troubled teens. It’s all about creating and cultivating a bond between the boy and the animal. The real power in animal therapy is how the animal reflects back the disposition and moods it sees emanating from the boy. It is a startlingly accurate method of daily feedback for the boy, where if his heart and attitude is not right, the animal will also not respond well. Only calm leadership from the boy will cause the animal to trust him and happily comply.

A day at the Oasis barn includes spending time with and caring for camels, zebras, kangaroos, lemur, horses and yaks. Your son will have the opportunity to learn responsibility, trust, leadership skills and accountability through care for the animals in the therapy program.

Weekly Sessions Include:
  • Horse Information and Care
  • The Barn, Tack and Tack Room
  • Building a Trust Relationship with your Animal
  • Exercise, Training and Game Playing with your Animal

Oasis animals love the boys and are experts at getting them to smile. Omar, the resident lemur, is sure to bring a smile to the face of even the most reserved boy. Oasis Animal Adventures is a certified EAL (Equine Assisted Learning) program by EAGALA Founder Greg Kersten through the O.K. Corral Series.

We can also help you in your search for Christian boarding schools, troubled teen schools, or schools for troubled teens. Brush Creek Academy is a Christian therapeutic boarding school for troubled teenage boys offering teen counseling for boys with adoption issues (reactive attachment disorders), self-harm (self-mutilation) or cutting, or defiance, depression, post traumatic stress, abuse, and general anxiety. If you have an out of control boy, please think about Brush Creek Academy. If you are searching for residential treatment centers for boys, troubled youth homes, troubled teen schools or troubled teen boarding schools, you have found one. Homes for troubled teens and boarding schools for teens don’t typically offer teen counseling and therapy, but we do. A top therapeutic school, Brush Creek Academy may also be referred to as a “school for troubled teens”. Troubled teen schools and residential treatment programs for teens are often quite costly, but this one of few residential treatment centers and residential schools for teens that is affordable. Brush Creek Academy is an all-boy school that provides troubled pre-teen and teenage boys with counseling and adolescent therapy. It is more relational and helpful long-term than boot camps and military schools. The Christian therapeutic residential school and home for troubled boys serves at-risk teen boys.

Animal Therapy