For teen boys dealing with anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, legal problems, or minor drug abuse, hope exists. The ability to choose a new life is available through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train wayward boys to choose a new path in life, leading them to be godly and upright young men.
If you are looking for boys ranch in Indiana, take into account that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch might be precisely what you are searching for, since time spent away from your hometown–apart from the negative impact of friends and familiar places—might be just the thing to cause a big change. Parents from all over the nation, including Indiana,decide on Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their boys.
As the first residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been serving families for over 38 years. We are certain that a relationship with Jesus is the surest way to healing in the lives of the teenage boys we serve. Every significant component of our program is biblically-based. We feel that centering our program on Christ is the reason countless teenage boys have found success here, even where other programs didn’t work.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low to ensure that boys get an abundance of supervision and one-on-one 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 have their own bedrooms, separate from the noise and influence of the other boys.
FAMILY VISITS — Residents are allowed to visit family on regularly scheduled breaks.
MISSION TRIPS — Mission trips form a key component of the program, for this reason: as boys mature, they naturally want to give back and serve others.
EXTENSIVE AFTERCARE PROGRAM — After successfully finishing Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, boys go back home with a strong aftercare program to prevent relapse . Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
Education means a lot to us at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys, because we believe education holds the key to future success. Within our accredited private school, boys complete courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to help those who need it. We offer a GED opportunity for boys with too few credits to graduate high school on time. Credits earned can transfer to private or public schools at home. Boys may also study basic vocational skills such as woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and more.
Residents at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch take part in many recreational activities, both on and off campus. We run an adventure program that is second to none. Besides being fun and physically challenging for the boys, it teaches them about reaching goals, communicating and dealing well with others.
Many young men have turned their lives around and have gone on to make an impact for Christ after graduating from Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We would love to talk with you to help you decide if our boarding school is the right fit for your son. Whether you select Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in Indiana, or another alternative, 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 Indiana.
“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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