Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch helps many boys from Florida on its Campus a few hundred miles away in Arkansas. It features an exciting wilderness adventure program, counseling, and equine therapy, in addition to a first class education.
For teen boys experiencing anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, legal problems, or substance abuse, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch gives parents real hope. We lovingly help boys to choose a new and more productive and safe path in life. We lead boys to be godly and motivated young men.
If you are interested in boys ranch in Florida, take into account that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch might be precisely what your boys needs. Getting away from your hometown — away from the negative impact of friends and familiar places — away in Florida — separated for a time from the negative impact of bad friends and familiar places — away will help spark a change in the attitudes and motivations of your boy. Parents from across the country, including Florida, have sent their boy to Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. Ask us for references.
As the first residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been serving families for more than five decades. We provide for a lasting difference in the lives of the teenage boys. We feel that centering our program on faith in Christ is the reason numerous teenagers find lifelong success here, even where other programs have failed.
MORE STAFF — First, we have an impressive number of expert staff, to give the boys abundance of supervision and personal 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 can spend nights in their own bedrooms, separate from the noise and influence of the other boys.
FAMILY VISITS — Residents are allowed to make visits to home on seasonally scheduled breaks.
ADDICTION TREATMENT — Our program is a licensed dual-diagnosis Addiction Treatment Center with staff expertly trained to treat substance abuse, as well as harmful lifestyle addictions to gambling, pornography, or online gaming.
EXTENSIVE AFTERCARE PROGRAM — After graduation from Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, boys return home accompanied by a strong aftercare program to continue the forward momentum. Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
Academics mean a lot to us at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys, because we find that education is critical for future success. Within our private school with fully accredited courses, boys work on courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to aid those who are struggling. We offer a GED opportunity for anyone with too many missing credits to complete high school on time. Credits earned can transfer to public or private schools at home. Boys can also learn basic vocational skills for example woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and others.
Students at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch engage in a variety of recreational activities, both on and off campus. Besides being fun and physically challenging for the boys, it teaches them about reaching goals, communicating and dealing well with others.
Many boys have turned their lives around and have gone on to make a difference for Christ after successfully finishing Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We would be happy to talk with you to help you decide if our boarding school is a good option for your son. Whether you decide on Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in Florida, 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 Florida.
“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.”
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. Teen Challenge works to change young people’s lives by changing their hearts.”
“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.”
Former US Drug Czar
“Of all the 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.”
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.