About the Mojave Life Basics™ program

We started as Mojave Desert School in the 1980s. As the society was dwindling, the children enrolling in our school were harder and harder to reach. While they were there physically, there was so much that was preventing them from really being there spiritually, mentally, etc. They were “stuck” in incidents from earlier that day, earlier that week. Problems, upsets, situations that they weren’t sure how to handle were constantly distracting them from school. The TV shows and movies targeted at children were teaching unscrupulous moral codes, and more and more children were attached to video games and electronics. Basically, we found that there was now a lot more a child needed besides the basic education subjects, and that in most cases this was needed before they were ready to buckle down and learn.

This called for a new program, some way to get these children hatted on life, to give them tools they can take and use immediately in their surroundings. Tools to handle their harried parents, their downtone friends and their own emotions. Hence, Life Basics was created.

Our Life Basics program immediately became well known in our community for changing around children who were not doing well in life. Whether just a child who would annoy everyone around them, or even a child who was picking fights and breaking rules; all types benefited from this program. A shy girl would turn into a confident young woman who can speak for herself, or a sullen young boy who doesn’t believe in rules would turn into a high-dynamic leader.

In 2001, Mojave Desert School made a big change, moving from the Mojave Desert in California to the beautiful mountains of New Mexico, changing it’s name to Mojave Academy. There it successfully ran a boarding school for 12 years, as well as holding fun and packed Summer Camps every summer.

In 2015, we bought new land closer to Albuquerque and decided to open a camp for children who need the help we have been providing with Life Basics. We are no longer a school, but a camp offering shorter term programs where we can help your child get his feet back under him, bring up his morale and self-integrity and send him home with new tools that can help him do better in life. This is our Life Basics camp.

”After doing the communication drills on the Life Basics program I find now that I almost never have upsets with people due to incorrect communication. Now I can actually handle pretty much any communication that I receive. After the Life Basics program the possibilities in my future are endless.” M.S., Age 14
”After being at Mojave’s summer camp last year, I became a whole lot more out-going as a person. My overall emotional tone level went up. I learned a lot of things and I was able to keep creating new realities for those things. I generally had a better work ethic, better overall ethics and integrity and I became a much more productive person. I also became a lot healthier. It is because of these changes that I would like to come back next summer.” A.L. Age 14
”It was obvious to us as parents that the staff at Mojave really cared about helping our son personally. The program he got uniquely addressed what he needed in order to really grow in maturity – and he did. Our son has changed so much it is hard to describe. Thanks so much for all the help you gave our family!” – E.G.,  Parent
M.S. Age 14
A.L.Age 14

why mojave?

We offer programs for children that help them achieve happiness, a sense of ethics and knowing that they are able individuals who can achieve what they want in life. Our drug-free methods of helping a child with their life have been successfully applied for over 30 years by our group. We offer the children a change of environment, a place where they can step back from whatever difficulties they are having and take a look at their life from a new perspective. This alone is very valuable to helping anyone.

We believe that each child is unique and therefore only a unique approach, tailored to that child, can truly help him put his feet on the correct path in life. False data on how one should act, react or think about life is all over TV, movies and internet and can be quite confusing to children.They are hungry for data and soak it up from TV shows, or video games. They are not learning enough helpful information and useful tools for truly being happy and successful in life, and so they may find themselves lost, confused and no longer knowing what is right or wrong.

The Mojave Life Basics™ program is based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard, philosopher and humanitarian. This program teaches children many helpful and useful tools that they can use to conquer life, have their feet on the road to survival, be able to learn anything in order to be competent, communicate easily with others and overall be happy with themselves.

When children learn to understand life, themselves and people around them they replace the false data with the true data and become competent, ethical and compassionate, thereby finding success and happiness in life. This is our goal for your child.