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Cherry Gulch Therapeutic Boarding School


Cherry Gulch is a small private owner operated, high-end ranch style therapeutic boarding school designed specifically for 10 to 14-year-old boys.

Our goal is to provide early intervention and prevention to help these boys reach their full potential and to become well-rounded prosocial young men. Cherry Gulch offers the wide-open space of country living and the benefit of a metropolitan area.

We are located near Boise, Idaho, on 220 acres of pristine ranch land with beautiful views of mountains and valleys. Students have easy access to natural wonders but are also close to many museums and the cosmopolitan activities of Boise. A unique therapeutic environment is provided where every experience is educational and therapeutic in a fun purposeful environment.

We are dedicated to providing outstanding services to students and their families in the context of a safe, supportive environment. Cherry Gulch staff are committed to providing a premium environment and level of care for each of our students.

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Arivaca Boys Ranch


The Arivaca Boys Ranch serves 40-50 boys, age 14 to 18, on a 23,000 acre, 140-year-old ranch. The ranch is specifically designed to therapeutically help teenage boys from throughout the Southwest and especially California, learn how to make better decisions and become more mature in their thinking, while learning life skills right along with the “book learning” they’ll receive in our accredited on-campus school. Arivaca Boys Ranch is unique in that it uses three powerful therapeutic tools to help teen boys get on a right path in life. First, a specialized form of equine therapy. Equine therapy is commonly used to help teens who are struggling, but we take it one step further, we teach the boys to become “horse whisperers.” Known as the “Arivaca Way,” our therapeutic model teaches boys to understand how their behavior or mood affects their horse, and that helps them become more aware and responsible of their actions and how they affect others.

Secondly, we use Arbinger Principles to help provide a foundation for moving behavior from anger to positive motivational action.

The principles were developed by the Arbinger Institute, which is a worldwide leader in training on anger management. And third, we use the working ranch setting for training, responsibility and positive peer influence as a means of helping the teen grow in maturity.

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