For teen boys dealing with anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, authority issues, or minor drug abuse, hope exists. An opportunity for a new path is possible through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train struggling boys to choose a better path in life, leading them to be godly and upright young men.
If you would like to find boys ranch in California, consider that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch could be just what you need, since spending time away from your hometown–apart from the influence of friends and familiar places—may be exactly what he needs to cause a big change. Parents from across the country, including California,decide on Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their boys.
As the very first residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been bringing restoration to families for over 45 years. We are certain that a relationship with Jesus Christ is the surest way to change in the lives of the teenagers we serve. Every significant element of our program is biblically-based. We feel that centering our program on Christ explains why numerous teenagers have discovered success here, even where other programs failed.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low in order that boys receive an abundance of supervision and individual attention. Our staff are highly trained and most have bachelor or master’s degrees in their area of work.
ADVENTURE-BASED LEARNING — Our outdoor adventure program is second to none. Our students have regular opportunities to experience fun and challenging outdoor activities. Students enjoy camping, backpacking, rappelling, canoeing, and spelunking (cave exploration). Students are challenged physically and learn the importance of goals and perseverance.
PRIVACY FOR EACH BOY — Rather than housing all the boys in a large dorm filled with bunk beds, our students enjoy their own bedrooms, separate from the noise and influence of the other boys.
FAMILY VISITS — Residents are allowed to make visits to home on normal scheduled breaks.
MISSION TRIPS — Mission trips form an important aspect of the program, for this reason: as boys mature, they naturally desire to give back and serve others.
EXTENSIVE AFTERCARE PROGRAM — After successfully finishing Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, boys go back home accompanied by a strong aftercare program to prevent relapse . Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
Academics mean a lot to us at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys, because we believe education strongly supports future success. In our private school with fully accredited courses, students complete courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to assist those who need it. We offer a GED option for those with not enough credits to complete high school in an appropriate time frame. Credits earned can transfer to private or public schools at home. Boys can also learn basic vocational skills like woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and others.
Students at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch take part in numerous recreational activities, both on and off campus. We facilitate an adventure program second to none. As well as being fun and physically challenging for the boys, it teaches them about reaching goals, communicating and dealing well with others.
Many young men have put their lives back on track and have gone on to make an impact for Christ after completing the program at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We would be happy to talk with you to determine if our boarding school is a good fit for your son. Whether you choose Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in California, or another option, we hope your family can find the healing that Christ can bring. Please read the rest of our website and use our inquiry form or call us today.
Thank you again for considering Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch as you research therapeutic ranches for your teenage boy in or near California.
“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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