Our history of success shows that adventure and physical activity make the perfect environment for boys with life issues.
Boys with life issues or addictions typically experience academic failure, so we help them get caught up and even retake courses.
Your boy will learn to enjoy the simple things in life again, as he rids himself of addictions in our world-renowned rehab program.
Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch was the very first Teen Challenge® therapeutic boarding school for teenage boys. We are a licensed treatment facility with private bedrooms for the boys, which we believe is important. Our energetic therapists and caring staff encourage the boys to apply appropriate solutions to life’s problems. We endeavor to help troubled boys become mentally sound and drug-free for a lifetime, not just for the short time they are on our campus. Our extensive Aftercare Program ensures your boy’s ongoing success, entailing an extra six months of support, training, and encouragement. We visit the boy’s home, plus help in finding local resources for both the parents and the boy.
If nothing else is working for your boy today, enrolling him in this residential program may be absolutely the right choice and the best chance for helping him before he becomes an out of control adult. This program is designed to help your boy when:
He is involved in or addicted to illicit drugs, prescription meds, huffing, or alcohol
His behavior is dangerous and out of control
Counseling and other outpatient treatments aren’t working
His problems are persistent or even worsening despite promises to change
Inappropriate behaviors are placing his (or your) health or life at risk
He was expelled from school or is facing legal problems
He is deeply entangled with friends who are a negative influence
He keeps returning to negative behaviors even after periods of time when he has been doing well
Your boy’s behaviors, actions or attitudes could endanger his life and future.
TEEN CHALLENGE ADVENTURE RANCH IS FAR LESS EXPENSIVE, AND YOUR INSURANCE MAY COVER MUCH OF OUR FEE. WE WORK WITH THESE INSURANCE PROVIDERS AND MORE:
We can't begin to express how grateful we are for your program and how it has impacted not only our son's life but ours as well. He began there as an addict who was defiant and angry. He left as a kind, thoughtful young man with a purpose of pursuing God.
Thank the Lord I had a bold Mom and Step-dad who really wanted the best for me and cared about me so much to make this hard decision to send their kid out for a year, hoping I would come back a changed man. Well not only did I come back a changed man, I will never go back to my old ways.
At age 16, I was an intravenous meth user and meth cook. I had given my life to drugs and would have done anything for them. Today, I am drug free, saved, and loving Jesus. I am married and have a child. God has done a miracle in my life.
Boys experience therapy-based, indoor and outdoor activities and physical training. Outdoors, we go camping, backpacking, rappelling, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and spelunking (rock climbing and cave exploration). We also have a certified ROPES COURSE on our property. Students learn the importance of teamwork, goals, and perseverance. They develop better communication skills and improve their ability to work cooperatively with others.
“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. I sincerely appreciate your efforts to reach and rehabilitate the many young people who have, at present, no hope in life.”
Former Attorney General
“Teen Challenge changes the world one person at a time.”
Founder, Prison Fellowship
“The Teen Challenge program succeeds when all of the government programs have failed.”
“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. Programs such as Teen Challenge work to change young people’s lives by changing their hearts. I commend you for your work with young men who are addicted to drugs or alcohol.”
“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. . .I thank you for your continuing support for Teen Challenge.”
Former US Drug Czar
“Of all the drug programs reported to the Commission, the most successful is the program conducted by Teen Challenge.”
Past Director, AT&T Corporation
“Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”
TEEN CHALLENGE ADVENTURE RANCH IS FAR LESS EXPENSIVE, AND YOUR INSURANCE MAY COVER PART OF OUR FEES. WE WORK WITH THESE INSURANCE PROVIDERS AND MORE:
Darren Reynolds (pictured with his wife Mary) has worked with youth since 1990 and became the Executive Director of Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch in 1996. He is a graduate of Central Bible College and has a Master’s Degree in counseling from Liberty University.
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Therapuetic ranch and home for troubled teenage boys