“I understand that this is a very difficult time in your life, as you deal with a difficult or self-destructing boy in your family. I hope to make this part of getting help for your boy as simple and straightforward as possible. I am available to assist you with any issues or questions you may have.“
— Angela Clyne, Intake Director
How to Enroll Your Boy at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch
Contact Us by Phone or Inquiry form (if appropriate, we will send you an Application)
Fill out the online Inquiry Form or call us toll-free at (888) 289-6818. We’ll then discuss our program with you and help you determine if our program is an appropriate placement for your child. If not, we can refer you to more appropriate quality programs to meet your boy’s needs.
An application will be provided to you, which can be emailed, faxed, or mailed back to us. There is no charge to apply. After receiving the application, it will be reviewed by our Admissions staff. A decision on whether or not your child is a good fit for our program is made within one business day (usually within a few hours). If he is accepted, we will contact you to work out the final items and details for his admission decision on whether or not your child is a good fit for our program within one business day (usually within a few hours). If he is accepted, we will contact you to discuss the final items and details for his admission.
Determine an Admission Date and Make a Deposit
Let us know when would be a good time for your boy to enter our program so we can prepare for him. Intake occurs every Monday. A financial deposit is required before your child’s bed will be reserved. The entire deposit will be applied to his tuition bill when the child enters the program. This deposit is non-refundable.
Complete Enrollment Forms
After your application has been approved, some additional medical information and release forms will be provided to you.
Admit Your Child
After you arrive with your child, he will be dropped off near the front entrance and escorted to the intake room. He will receive his uniform and basic gear and meet with our nurse. After all incoming students are ready, the group will leave for their first outdoor adventure, led by our staff members and a few leader students close to graduating. They are specifically trained to mentor the new boys on this trip and teach them how to be successful in our program.
Parents/guardians will be able to meet with key staff during a full day of orientation, including the academic director, case manager, aftercare coordinator, and others. Opportunities will be given to ask questions and to voice concerns. A tour of the campus will be given.
Parents/Guardians should plan to spend several hours on our campus on the day their child enters the program (usually until at least 2 p.m.).
Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch admits boys ages 14-17 who have substance abuse issues, are getting into trouble with the law, have been expelled from another school, or have other inappropriate or dangerous behaviors or motivations. Many boys who come to us have several issues since they all seem to go hand-in-hand.
We understand that boys are often resistant to coming. It is best that they know beforehand but understand that this can often be impossible. Please contact our admission team, and they will be able to offer suggestions on how other families have handled this same situation.
The adventure aspect of our troubled youth boarding school program is often a key factor in boys wanting to come here versus other typical programs. To be successful in making a life change, parents/guardians must be prepared to keep their boy in the program until he completes all phases. The first four levels of the program are completed while the boy resides at Teen Challenge (approximately 9-12 months). The fifth program level is completed after he returns home (approximately 6-9 months). During the “In-residence” portion of the program, parents/guardians will attend several family “Reconnect” weekends. These special family events are critical components to your child’s success.
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