Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys admits boys from Independence, Missouri on its Northwest Arkansas Campus. It is exceptional in that it has private bedrooms for each of the boys, an exciting wilderness program, and it includes mission trips and equine therapy.
For teen boys with anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, legal problems, or minor drug or alcohol abuse, hope exists. An opportunity for a new direction is available through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train struggling boys to choose a better path in life, leading them to be godly and upright young men.
If you are looking for boys ranch in Independence, Missouri, be aware that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch could be exactly what you are searching for, since time spent away from your hometown — away from the negative impact of friends and familiar places — away–separate from the pressure of friends and familiar places—might be just the thing to cause a transformation. Parents from all over the country, including Independence, Missouri, select Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their boys.
Since we became the initial residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been offering hope to families for nearly 60 years. We believe that a relationship with Jesus Christ is the primary avenue for change in the lives of the boys we serve. Every major component of our program is biblically-based. We believe that centering our program on Christ explains why countless boys are finding success here, even where other programs didn’t work.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low in order that boys have lots of supervision and individual 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 have their own bedrooms, separate from the noise and influence of the other boys.
FAMILY VISITS — Residents are allowed to make visits to home on normal scheduled breaks.
ADDICTION TREATMENT — Our program is a licensed dual-diagnosis Addiction Treatment Center with staff expertly trained to treat addictions to alcohol or drugs, as well as harmful lifestyle addictions to gambling, pornography, or online gaming.
EXTENSIVE AFTERCARE PROGRAM — After completion of Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, boys go home with a strong aftercare program to prevent relapse . 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 forms a foundation for future success. While enrolled in our private school with fully accredited courses, students work on courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to aid those who need it. We offer a GED track for boys with not enough credits to finish senior high school in a timely manner. Credits earned can transfer to private or public schools at home. Boys can also learn basic vocational skills for example woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and others.
Teens at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch take part in a variety 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 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 for Boys. We would like to talk with you to see if our boarding school is a good option for your son. Whether you decide on Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in Independence, Missouri, or another alternative, 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.
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Independence is the fourth largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri, and is contained within the counties of Jackson and Clay. It is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. In 2010, The city had a total population of 116,830 and is the county seat of Jackson County,GR and is known as the “Queen City of the Trails” because it was a point of departure of the California, Oregon and Santa Fe Trails.
The city also played a pivotal role in the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement, and is home to the international headquarters of several Latter Day Saint denominations, most notably the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), whose Temple is located there. Other Latter Day Saint denominations headquartered in the city include the Church of Christ (Temple Lot) and the Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite), among others. A number of Restoration Branches are also located in and around Independence.
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We value education and academic success, considering it key to long-term life success. Most of our staff have advanced degrees. Many of the students who come here lack sufficient high school credit to obtain their diplomas in a timely manner, but we help them get caught up and even to retake classes for a higher GPA. Every boy on campus is taught and tutored several hours each day. Our disciplined and structured approach to learning, with individualized academic goals and progress, helps the boys get back on track with their education and our courses are fully accredited and transferrable.
Our outdoor adventure program is second to none. Our students have regular opportunities to experience fun and challenging indoor and outdoor physical activities. Students enjoy camping, backpacking, rappelling, canoeing, and spelunking (cave exploration). They are challenged physically and learn the importance of goals and perseverance.
“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.
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