Programs & Services

An oasis for troubled youth, Mountain Lake offers boys ages 12 to 21 the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential by stressing 4 areas of growth. Mountain Lake Academy focuses on the student achieving: intellectual, physical, emotional and social growth.

Our holistic, family-oriented approach combines an experiential based program with an outstanding educational curriculum to deliver proven results. Professional educators, clinicians, and residential counselors work as a team to assist young men in taking control of their lives. A multi-disciplinary approach seamlessly integrates academics, sports, recreation, clinical services, and residential life, delivered in a highly structured, yet nurturing environment.

A healthy lifestyle is integral to our program, with students receiving wholesome and nutritional meals, as well as a wide variety of sports and recreational activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, and team sports. There is also a full-sized indoor gym and a high and low ropes course. Additionally, Mountain Lake students have access to numerous cultural and recreational activities available throughout the Lake Placid region.