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  • Recovery

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    Our behavioral and addiction therapy begins with developing a close personal relationship with each boy.

  • Academics

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    Boys with life issues or addictions typically experience academic failure, so we help them get caught up and retake courses.

  • Future Prep

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    Boys learn to enjoy the simple things in life again, as they break their bad habits, addictions and other life-controlling issues.

A Licensed Therapeutic Christian Boarding School

We feature adventure therapy and a sprawling campus, designed just for this purpose.

Therapy, Mentoring and Education to Put Boys Back on Track

Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch helps boys, ages 14 – 17 1/2, recover from various issues that are causing them to seriously damage their future or their physical or emotional well-being.  We help boys who are self-destructing due to trauma, adoption issues, negative peer influences, abuse, or from the effects of addictive substances. 

As the first Teen Challenge® therapeutic boarding school for teenage boys, TCAR was founded on the philosophy to help troubled teens become mentally sound, academically strong, and drug-free for a lifetime, not just for the short time they are on our campus.

The campus features private bedrooms, not dorms, which we believe is important for each boy’s well-being and safety. The energetic team of therapists, educators and direct care staff outnumber the boys on campus, working everyday, throughout the day, to encourage each boy to apply appropriate solutions to his problems. 

Unlike most other similar programs, we offer an extensive Aftercare Program, without added cost that ensures each boy’s ongoing success. Boys get an extra six months of support, training, phone counseling, and encouragement.  Regular contact is made with each boy and family after graduation — we visit their home and establish local resources for both the parents and the boy to maintain and strengthen their treatment.

If nothing else is working for your boy today, enrolling him in this residential program may be the best chance for his future, before he becomes an out-of-control adult.

This program is designed to help your teenage boy when:

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therapy for troubled teens His behaviors, actions or attitudes could endanger his life and future.

We are a licensed facility that works with insurance, helping boys recover from self-destructive behavior and addictions, while they also continue their education.  Substance abuse recovery is a major part of our program, since it is often an issue with behaviorally challenged boys. 



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Adventure-Based Therapy for

Troubled Boys

boarding school with physical trainingOn campus, boys experience therapy-based, indoor and outdoor activities and CrossFit physical training. Off campus, we go camping, backpacking, rappelling, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and spelunking (rock climbing and cave exploration). We have a certified therapeutic ropes course and equine therapy. Boys learn the importance of teamwork, goals, and perseverance while developing better communication skills and improving their ability to work cooperatively with others.

Teen Challenge Endorsers

  • Ronald Reagan

    Former President

    Ronald Reagan

    “Not only does Teen Challenge help our young people deal with their substance abuse, but is also gives our kids something to live for – a relationship with God, a healthy self-esteem, and a direction in their lives that finally leads somewhere.”

  • John Ashcroft

    Former Attorney General

    John Ashcroft

    “Teen Challenge changes the world one person at a time.”

  • Charles Colson

    Founder, Prison Fellowship

    Charles Colson

    “The Teen Challenge program succeeds when all of the government programs have failed.”

  • George Bush

    Former President

    George W. Bush

    “Too many young [people] have already lost their lives, and too many others have suffered serious injury for us to ignore the problems of juvenile alcohol and drug abuse. Teen Challenge works to change young people’s lives by changing their hearts.”

  • Art Linkletter

    Television Personality

    Art Linkletter

    “In my opinion, Teen Challenge is doing the best all-around job of providing the kids with something meaningful in their lives. And that’s what they all need.”

  • John Howard

    Former US Drug Czar

    Dr. John A. Howard

    “Of all the drug programs reported to the Commission, the most successful is the program conducted by Teen Challenge.”

  • Jim Blanchard

    Past Director, AT&T Corporation

    Jim Blanchard

    “Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”

About Our Director

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Darren Reynolds, MA, is a tireless innovator and team-builder.  He has worked with troubled youth for nearly 30 years. He became the Executive Director of Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch in 1996. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling.

PO Box 20. Morrow, AR 72749
Telephone: (888) 289-6818
Fax: (888) 844-1669

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Therapuetic ranch and home for troubled teenage boys

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We can also help you in your search for other schools for troubled youth, or teen challenge schools. Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch is a home and boarding school for troubled teens. The Teen Challenge Program is among the top therapeutic schools in the country. Most troubled teen schools and residential treatment programs for teens are often quite costly, but this one of few residential treatment centers and residential schools for teens that is affordable. Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch is a Christian therapeutic boarding school. Boys come from across the United States. Teen Challenge offers behavioral therapy and a rehab for troubled teen boys with teen counseling, including at-risk teenage boys, boys with anger, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), drug abuse, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, or other substance abuse or rebellion. This therapeutic boys homes and boarding school for boys provides troubled teens with teen counseling, including adolescent therapy. We serve boys from throughout America, including boys in Texas, in Illinois, in California, in Arizona, in Tennessee, in Oklahoma, in Arkansas, in Mississippi, in Michigan, in Florida, in Indiana, in Wisconsin, in Louisiana, in New York, in Kentucky, in Pennsylvania and in Georgia. While this Teen Challenge program is not a military school, military schools are often a parent’s first thought when their boy gets in trouble.

Therapeutic Boarding School and Addiction Treatment for Teenage Boys

Behavioral therapy boarding school and addiction treatment center for boys, with adventure therapy, counseling and academic repair — insurance accepted