A fifteen year old male student was extremely bright, but also had major struggles with ADD, depression, and behavior issues at school, resulting in numerous suspensions. The relationship at home was fraught with conflict and the family was at the breaking point. He was belligerent about the thought of going to boarding school, and opposed every suggestion we made. However, he was finally convinced to try a wilderness program and thrived in that environment. After the intervention, he was admitted to a very reputable boarding school that offered a learning support center along with plenty of academic challenge. His attitude has improved and he is back on the road to success.