China Spring Youth Camp

China Spring Youth Camp (CSYC) is a treatment center dedicated to helping male and female youth between the ages of 12 and 18 develop the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to promote health and resiliency, stop the progression of problems caused by delinquent behavior, and interpret and avoid high-risk behavior patterns in an emotionally safe, comforting, challenging and nurturing environment.

Residents are placed in China Spring Youth Camp by Court Order. At this time we do not accept private placements.

We have no bars on the windows or locks on the doors. We do have alarms and security policies, but our philosophy is one of honor, trust and accountability. We are dedicated to helping children define their values using the least restrictive means necessary. We provide structure and programs to help children become a productive member of their family and community.

Camp Staff
The camp employs forty-three staff, twenty-eight of which are youth counselors/mentors directly responsible for helping residents make positive behavioral changes. Three are case managers who oversee the residents' treatment and programs. The case managers and mentors give residents an opportunity to work through problems and assist them in doing so. Counselors help residents with day-to-day activities, assignments and advancement preparations. The staff at our facility have a genuine concern for the welfare of residents. Their job is to teach residents to become more responsible people. We expect residents to act responsibly and will not accept excuses for irresponsible behavior. The China Spring Youth Camp uses the Youth Development System based upon psychological principles of adolescent growth. The Youth Development System is designed to help residents learn, grow, and experience progress.

Resident Life
Residents live in a dormitory setting, learning to live with those who are dealing with circumstances much like their own. Problems may develop with troubled youth living together so China Spring Youth Camp has established policies and rules to minimize the difficulties residents may encounter, and to assist them in learning tolerances they did not know they had.

China Spring Youth Camp has a zero tolerance policy to protect the residents and employees from all forms of sexual harassment and sexual abuse.

All youth receive free meals as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the camp. We will refer you to someone who can best answer your questions.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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