Overlooking Seneca Lake in rural upstate New York, Freedom Academy’s caring, structured program has been helping teenagers make a fresh start in life for over 35 years.
Students at Freedom Academy are surrounded by a caring staff and given incentive for change through a level system that offers increasing rewards and responsibilities as they make progress in the program. It is the goal that every young person that comes to Freedom Academy leaves possessing the tools to rebuild family relationships and build a healthy future.
Students are taught responsibility. They will learn teamwork through sports and work, and they will gain character through the application of Biblical principles in everything they do. Through it all, they will enjoy themselves and get to be kids – singing, playing sports, going to summer camp, etc. – without the burdens of their past troubles.
The Freedom Academy campus is in central New York, in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. This rural campus overlooks Seneca Lake, 10 minutes north of the village of Watkins Glen (famous for its NASCAR and racing events, as well as beautiful state park). It is located about 90 minutes from each of Rochester, Syracuse and Binghamton, New York.
There is hope! Our ranches turn around boys every day. If you are interested in visiting one of our boys ranches or placing your boy, please inquire by phone at 888-940-6278, or fill in the online inquiry form.