For teen boys experiencing anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, legal problems, or minor drug or alcohol abuse, hope exists. The ability to choose a new life is available through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train troubled boys to choose a different path in life, leading them to be godly and upright young men.
If you would like to find therapeutic boarding schools or boys ranches in or near West Plains, Missouri, consider that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch may be just what you are looking for. Located in Northwest Arkansas, it is obviously a distance from West Plains, Missouri, but that may be a good thing. Consider this: For teenage boys needing intervention, spending time away from your hometown–apart from the negative impact of friends and familiar places—could be precisely the right thing to start a change. Parents from all over the nation, including West Plains, Missouri,decide on Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their sons.
Since we became the first residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been bringing restoration to families for over 45 years. We feel that a relationship with Jesus is the surest way to transformation in the lives of the teenage boys we serve. Every main part of our program is biblically based. We believe that centering our program on Christ is the reason numerous teenage boys are finding success here, even where other programs didn’t work.
Several factors distinguish Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch from other therapeutic boarding schools:
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low to ensure boys have plenty 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.
MORE 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.
MORE FAMILY VISITS — Residents are allowed to visit family on normal scheduled breaks.
MORE MISSION TRIPS — Mission trips form an important aspect of the program, for this reason: as boys mature, they naturally wish to give back and serve others.
EXTENSIVE AFTERCARE PROGRAM — After completion of Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, boys return home followed by a strong aftercare program to help them continue to grow. Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
Academics mean a great deal to us at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys, because we believe education is critical for future success. In our private Christian school with fully accredited classes, boys complete courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to aid those who are struggling. We offer a GED option for those with too many missing credits to finish high school on time. Credits earned can transfer to private or public schools at home. Boys can also learn basic vocational skills such as woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and more. After leaving Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, many boys opt to continue their classwork at home through dual enrollment with Alpha Omega Academy distance learning.
Students at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch engage in a multitude of recreational activities, both on and off campus. We run an adventure program second to none. Besides being fun and physically challenging for the boys, it teaches them about reaching goals, communicating and working well with others.
Many teens have put their lives back on track and have gone on to make a difference for Christ after successfully finishing Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We would like to talk with you to help you decide if our boarding school is a good fit for your son. Whether you choose Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in West Plains, Missouri, or another program, we hope your family can experience the restoration that Christ can bring. Please read the rest of our website and use our inquiry form or call us today.
We are glad you chose to look at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch as you search for therapeutic schools in or around West Plains, Missouri.
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“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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