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  • Addiction

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    Our behavioral and addiction recovery teams develop a personal relationship and therapy plan with each boy.

  • Academic

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

  • New Life

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    Boys are able to focus on their future again, as they break addictions and bad behaviors and learn new positive ways of thinking.

Licensed Behavioral Therapy Program, Professional Addiction Treatment, and a Sober Living Christian Boarding School

We feature adventure in our therapeutic programs, both on our sprawling campus and in the Ozarks.

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Therapy, Mentoring, Addiction Treatment, and Education
that Put Boys Back on Track in Life

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 substances that are controlling their life. 

As the first Teen Challenge® therapeutic boarding school for teenage boys, TCAR was founded on the philosophy to help troubled teens become mentally sound, academically strong, and prepared for a strong future.

Our optional 90-day professional addiction treatment program treats boys who are addicted to drugs, marijuana, opioids, alcohol, gambling, pornography, or online gaming.  Most troubled boys have a history of addiction.

Our optional 90-day addiction treatment program professionally treats boys addicted to drugs, marijuana, opioids, alcohol, gambling, pornography, or online gaming.  Most troubled boys have a history of addiction.

The campus features private bedrooms, not dorms, which we believe is important for each boy’s well-being and safety. The 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.  Regular contact is made with each boy and family after graduation — we 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 his future, before he becomes an out-of-control adult.

This program is designed to help your teenage boy when:

His behavior is dangerous and out of control
Counseling and other outpatient treatments are not working
His problems are 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 after periods of improvement 
His behaviors, actions or attitudes could endanger his life and future.

We are a licensed facility that works with insurance to help boys recover from self-destructive behavior and dangerous substances, while they continue their education and are mentored by our team. 

We bill most insurance companies.



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

    “Teen Challenge 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.”

  • 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. Teen Challenge works to change young people’s lives by changing their hearts.”

  • 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.”

  • John Howard

    Former US Drug Czar

    Dr. John A. Howard

    “Of all the 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.”

PO Box 20 • Morrow, AR 72749
Telephone: (888) 289-6818
Fax: (888) 844-1669

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