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1770 Mount Epharaim Ave.
Camden, NJ  08104 Phone: 856-635-0200 Fax: 856-635-0292

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Capital Academy is a residential treatment facility located in Camden, NJ, just a few minutes from Philadelphia, PA. Capital Academy is fully accredited as a Behavioral Health Care Organization by the Joint Commission. The facility is licensed for 60 bed by The New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ Office of Licensing. This urban setting provides students with access to major universities, museums, theaters and state of the art medical facilities. The Camden Aquarium, BB&T Entertainment Center, Citizens Bank Park (home of the Phillies), Lincoln Financial Field (home of the Eagles), the Wells Fargo Center (home of the Sixers) and a multitude of diverse attractions for education, history and entertainment are in close proximity to Capital Academy. Our students are able to experience these attractions on outings during the weekend and school breaks.

Capital Academy has a low student to counselor ratio, including bi-lingual staff. We also have a collaborate affiliation with Cooper University Hospital for Psychiatric, Psychological and adolescent Pediatric services. A medical suite is on site to provide medical services for all students. Our students attend the Lumberton campus of the Burlington County Special Services School District for academic and vocational curriculums with an emphasis on Career Technical Education. There is a fully operational kitchen and food services department that offers a wide array of nutritional meals for the youth and staff.

Our students are able to maximize their potential in a safe, nurturing, staff secure comprehensive treatment program.

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Services including:
    • Individual, Group, Family Therapy and Specialized Groups
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Core Group Therapy
    • Anger Management Therapy Specialty Groups
    • Substance Abuse Therapy Specialty Groups
    • Grief and Loss Therapy Specialty Groups
    • Sexually Reactive/Offending Specialty Group
  • Middle and High School level academic and vocational curriculum in an offsite campus in Lumberton, NJ (Burlington County Special Services School District) with extended school year.
  • 2,400 square foot exercise and weight room on site
  • Music and Video studio on site and Blue Light Professional Studio off site for youth to attend
  • Recreational activities including intramurals and summer basketball league

Student Profile

  • Male adolescents 14.5 to 18.6 upon admission
  • History of trauma experiences resulting in core beliefs that are reflective in their behaviors
  • Severe Emotional problems
  • Victims of neglect, sexual, physical or emotional abuse
  • Full Scale IQ of at least 60 upon admission
  • History of previous program failures

For additional information or to make a referral, please contact:

Donald Christiano, Med.
Executive Director Phone: 856-635-0200 ext. 128 Fax: 856-635-0292 Email:
Joseph Dunham, MA
Director of Admissions Phone: 856-635-0200 ext. 125 Fax: 856-635-0292 Email: