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  • Recovery

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    Our behavioral therapy team begins by developing a personal relationship and a personal treatment plan for each boy.

  • Academics

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

  • Future Prep

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    Boys learn to enjoy the simple things in life again, as they break their bad habits and behaviors due to life-controlling issues.

A Licensed Therapeutic Program and Christian Boarding School

We feature adventure therapy and a sprawling campus, designed just for this purpose.

Therapy, Mentoring and Education to Put Boys Back on 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 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.

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Does Your Boy Have an 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:

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therapy for troubled teens 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.  



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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.”

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

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We can also help you in your search for other Christian help for troubled teens, or troubled girl boarding schools. Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch is a home and boarding school for troubled teens. The Teen Challenge Program is among the top therapeutic schools in the country. A Christian therapeutic boarding school for boys from across the United States. Teen Challenge offers behavioral therapy for troubled teen boys with teen counseling, including at-risk teenage boys, boys with anger, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This therapeutic boys homes and boarding school for boys provides troubled teens with teen counseling, including adolescent therapy. We serve boys from throughout America, including boys in Texas, in Illinois, in California, in Arizona, in Tennessee, in Oklahoma, in Arkansas, in Mississippi, in Michigan, in Florida, in Indiana, in Wisconsin, in Louisiana, in New York, in Kentucky, in Pennsylvania and in Georgia. While this Teen Challenge program is not a military school, though military schools are often a parent’s first thought when their boy gets in trouble.

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Behavioral therapy boarding school for teenage boys who have gotten off track in life — adventure therapy, counseling, academics — Insurance accepted