Crestview Youth Academy participated in an arts and crafts activity to promote imagination. Our Recreational Therapist worked with our youth to design some amazing art work. This activity is called “spray paint”. The youth were asked to make a design of their choosing on a piece of cardstock with painters tape. They were then given spray bottles with water, and acrylic paint. Once the youth were satisfied with their work, they were then instructed to take the tape off, and the creations came to life!

Crestview Youth Academy’s employee morale event for the month was Capture the Flag. Each employee searched high and low for the opponent’s flag, but Warriors Mod won, and was rewarded with a pizza party for their team!

The Crestview Youth Academy serves 30 males between the ages of 13 and 21 in a secure residential program which provides substance abuse treatment services, co-located with a non-secure residential commitment program serving 24 males, ages 13-18, providing services for boys who meet criteria for borderline developmental disability (BDD) services or Developmental Disability (DD) services. BDD youth typically have a full-scale IQ 70-79, while DD youth IQ 69 and under, where the youth’s IQ and functional limitations have been documented by a formal psychological evaluation completed within the last twelve months. Services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Contact Crestview Youth Academy at 850-683-3908 or visit