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White River Academy is a behavior modification facility located near Delta in Utah. The postal adress are stated to be 275 W 100 S, Delta, UT 84624 [1].
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White River Academy is a behavior modification facility located near Delta in Utah. The postal adress are stated to be 275 W 100 S, Delta, UT 84624 <Ref>[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=275+W+100+S,+Delta,+UT+84624&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=33.572881,59.238281&ie=UTF8&ll=39.350585,-112.580718&spn=0.001999,0.003616&t=h&z=18&om=1 The facility on Google Maps]</Ref>.
  
The facility was established in Costa Rica in July 2002 under the name: "White River Adventure" [2]. Among the founders was Randall Hinton, who later was convicted in relationship with his role at [[Royal Gorge Academy]] [2]. Another person in the management is [[Justin Nielson]].
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The facility was established in Costa Rica in July 2002 under the name: "White River Adventure" <Ref name="strugg">[http://www.strugglingteens.com/archives/2004/11/whiteriveradv0411np.html WHITE RIVER ADVENTURE] - New Perspectives 11/04 - strugglingteens.com - industry marketing firm.</Ref>. Among the founders was Randall Hinton, who later was convicted in relationship with his role at [[Royal Gorge Academy]] <Ref name=strugg/>. Another person in the management is [[Justin Nielson]].
  
 
The facility moved to Utah in November 2006.
 
The facility moved to Utah in November 2006.
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== Program structure ==
 
== Program structure ==
 
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They sell three types of program marketed as boot camps programs <Ref>[http://www.teenhelponline.com/boot-camp-troubled-teen.html Boot Camp for Troubled Teens]</Ref>.
They sell three types of program marketed as boot camps programs [3].
 
  
 
* 60 day wake up call program
 
* 60 day wake up call program
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They use a level system.  
 
They use a level system.  
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===Daily schedule===
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On a typical weekday the daily schedule looks like this:
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*07:00 - 07:30: Breakfast
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*07:30 - 08:30: Clean up
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*08:30 - 08:45: Inspections
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*08:45 - 12:30: Classes
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*12:30 - 13:00: Lunch
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*13:00 - 14:30: Classes
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*14:30 - 16:00: Physical Ed.
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*16:00 - 16:30: Showers
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*16:30 - 17:00: Audio
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*17:00 - 17:30: Reading/Spelling
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*17:30 - 18:00: Dinner
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*18:00 - 19:30: PPC Meeting
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*19:30 - 20:00: Journal
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*20:00 - 21:00: Ed video
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*21:00 - 21:30: Personal Time / Quiet Time
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*21:30: Shutdown
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|}
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===Living standards===
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There are 3 to 4 teenagers in each room depending on size.
  
 
=== Communication ===
 
=== Communication ===
 
 
According to their website the detained teenager can speak to his parents twice per month minimum.
 
According to their website the detained teenager can speak to his parents twice per month minimum.
  
 
=== Consequences ===
 
=== Consequences ===
 
 
A special "High Impact program" will be forced upon teenagers, who tries to run.
 
A special "High Impact program" will be forced upon teenagers, who tries to run.
  
 
== In the News ==
 
== In the News ==
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In December 2006 two of the detained boys managed to escape. Despite lack of court order regarding their status as detainees, they were returned to the facility for further confinement <Ref>[http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20061204/ai_n16889205 2 teen escapees from Delta facility are caught], Deseret News, December 4 2006</Ref>.
  
In December 2006 two of the detained boys managed to escape. Despite lack of court order regarding their status as detainees, they were returned to the facility for further confinement [5].
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In January 2007 a stabbing took place at the facility. A 17 year old boy was stabbed by a 16 year old. The wound was 4 inches deep and the victim ended up at the Delta Community Hospital <Ref>[http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20070115/ai_n17129265 Millard teen arrested in stabbing at school], Deseret News, January 15 - 2007.</Ref>
 
 
In January 2007 a stabbing took place at the facility. A 17 year old boy was stabbed by a 16 year old. The wound was 4 inches deep and the victim ended up at the Delta Community Hospital [4].
 
 
 
== References ==
 
 
 
*1) [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=275+W+100+S,+Delta,+UT+84624&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=33.572881,59.238281&ie=UTF8&ll=39.350585,-112.580718&spn=0.001999,0.003616&t=h&z=18&om=1 The facility on Google Maps]
 
*2) [http://www.strugglingteens.com/archives/2004/11/whiteriveradv0411np.html WHITE RIVER ADVENTURE] - New Perspectives 11/04 - strugglingteens.com - industry marketing firm.
 
*3) [http://www.teenhelponline.com/boot-camp-troubled-teen.html Boot Camp for Troubled Teens]
 
*4) [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20070115/ai_n17129265 Millard teen arrested in stabbing at school], Deseret News, January 15 - 2007.
 
*5) [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20061204/ai_n16889205 2 teen escapees from Delta facility are caught], Deseret News, December 4 2006
 
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
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===Info pages===
 
*Info: [http://www.teenhelponline.com Program homepage]
 
*Info: [http://www.teenhelponline.com Program homepage]
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===Message boards===
 
*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=24406 White River Academy], a thread on Fornits Webforum
 
*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=24406 White River Academy], a thread on Fornits Webforum
 
*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?p=258423&sid=fd45bed58beefad35d3f768f579d7bdd SUE SCHEFF AND RANDALL HINTON], a thread on Fornits Webforum
 
*Forum: [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?p=258423&sid=fd45bed58beefad35d3f768f579d7bdd SUE SCHEFF AND RANDALL HINTON], a thread on Fornits Webforum
 
*Forum: [http://wwf.fornits.com/viewtopic.php?t=5425 WHO OWNS THIS PROGRAM?], a thread on Fornits Webforum
 
*Forum: [http://wwf.fornits.com/viewtopic.php?t=5425 WHO OWNS THIS PROGRAM?], a thread on Fornits Webforum
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== References ==
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<References />
  
 
[[Category:Therapeutic Boarding School]]
 
[[Category:Therapeutic Boarding School]]
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[[Category:Therapeutic Boarding School in Utah]]
 
[[Category:Utah]]
 
[[Category:Utah]]

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White River Academy is a behavior modification facility located near Delta in Utah. The postal adress are stated to be 275 W 100 S, Delta, UT 84624 [1].

The facility was established in Costa Rica in July 2002 under the name: "White River Adventure" [2]. Among the founders was Randall Hinton, who later was convicted in relationship with his role at Royal Gorge Academy [2]. Another person in the management is Justin Nielson.

The facility moved to Utah in November 2006.

It is for boys only aged 13 to 17.

Program structure

They sell three types of program marketed as boot camps programs [3].

  • 60 day wake up call program
  • 90 day wake up call program
  • Long Term program

They use a level system.

Daily schedule

On a typical weekday the daily schedule looks like this:

  • 07:00 - 07:30: Breakfast
  • 07:30 - 08:30: Clean up
  • 08:30 - 08:45: Inspections
  • 08:45 - 12:30: Classes
  • 12:30 - 13:00: Lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:30: Classes
  • 14:30 - 16:00: Physical Ed.
  • 16:00 - 16:30: Showers
  • 16:30 - 17:00: Audio
  • 17:00 - 17:30: Reading/Spelling
  • 17:30 - 18:00: Dinner
  • 18:00 - 19:30: PPC Meeting
  • 19:30 - 20:00: Journal
  • 20:00 - 21:00: Ed video
  • 21:00 - 21:30: Personal Time / Quiet Time
  • 21:30: Shutdown

Living standards

There are 3 to 4 teenagers in each room depending on size.

Communication

According to their website the detained teenager can speak to his parents twice per month minimum.

Consequences

A special "High Impact program" will be forced upon teenagers, who tries to run.

In the News

In December 2006 two of the detained boys managed to escape. Despite lack of court order regarding their status as detainees, they were returned to the facility for further confinement [4].

In January 2007 a stabbing took place at the facility. A 17 year old boy was stabbed by a 16 year old. The wound was 4 inches deep and the victim ended up at the Delta Community Hospital [5]

External Links

Info pages

Message boards

References

  1. The facility on Google Maps
  2. 2,0 2,1 WHITE RIVER ADVENTURE - New Perspectives 11/04 - strugglingteens.com - industry marketing firm.
  3. Boot Camp for Troubled Teens
  4. 2 teen escapees from Delta facility are caught, Deseret News, December 4 2006
  5. Millard teen arrested in stabbing at school, Deseret News, January 15 - 2007.