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  • Behavioral Recovery

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    Our therapy begins with developing a close personal relationship with each boy and helping him work through his struggles.

  • Academic
    Recovery

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

  • Life & Future Recovery

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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

Our sprawling campus and new main building that was designed and built just for this purpose.

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Therapy and Education for Boys Who Have Gotten Off 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. 

We were the first Teen Challenge® therapeutic boarding school for teenage boys, 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.

We have private bedrooms, not dorms, which we believe is important for each boy’s well-being and safety. Our 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.  We keep in regular contact with each boy upon graduation, 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 him, before he becomes an out-of-control or addicted adult.

This program is designed to help your teenage boy when:

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

INSURANCE PROVIDERS

YOUR INSURANCE MAY COVER MUCH OF OUR FEES. WE WORK WITH THESE INSURANCE PROVIDERS AND MORE:

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WHAT THEY SAY

Testimonials

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.
    I sincerely appreciate your efforts to reach and rehabilitate the many young people who have, at present, no hope in life.”

  • 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. 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.”

  • 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. . .I thank you for your continuing support for Teen Challenge.”

  • 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
Email: mail@teenchallengeranch.com

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Therapeutic Boarding School | A Teen Challenge Licensed Treatment Center

We are year-round therapeutic boarding school for troubled boys, offering licensed adventure-based and individual therapy, plus a top education.

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