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Summer Academic Camp | Boys Academic Boarding School | Grand River Academy | Austinburg OH


The GRA Teen Success Camp provides a hands-on solution for teenage boys struggling with anxiety, depression, social isolation, high functioning autism, and ADHD. Our counselors teach successful life and social skills, mindfulness techniques, emotional health, and physical health through hands-on, real-life experience.

Emphasizing the importance of social, emotional, and recreational growth, participants will engage in various hands-on endeavors, including woodcraft in a state of the art all-hand tool workshop, cooking (the health of the body and the soul), and adventure therapy, which includes canoeing, hiking, and biking. This program was created by Thomas Polak L.P.C.C., the Clinical Director of the Productive Growth Center at Grand River Academy. Mr. Polak has worked with adolescents for over a decade and has broken the bonds of traditional talk therapy, by integrating hands-on techniques in the counseling process. His one-of-a-kind hand tool workshop has become a space that allows young people to gain self-efficacy in a new and creative way.

The GRA Teenage Success Camp engages students in many fun activities! Participants will enjoy the beaches of Lake Erie, recreational activities, and a nightly campfire. Campers will also receive individual and group therapy, social experiences, and discovering and countering the underlying causes of their academic, emotional, or social challenges. It will be a time of camaraderie, emotional growth, and personal development!


JULY 20 - AUGUST 3, 2024

CAMP COST: $2500 per week, $5000 for both weeks