Boys Ranch with Adventure-Based Learning and Wilderness Therapy, Now Enrolling Boys Year-Round from Iowa
Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch helps boys from Iowa 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 also features mission trips and equine therapy.
For teen boys coping with anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, legal problems, or substance abuse, hope exists. A chance at a new life is available through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train troubled boys to choose a new path in life, leading them to be godly and upright young men.
If you are searching for a boys ranch in Iowa, consider that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch could be precisely what you are searching for, since getting away from your hometown — away from the negative impact of friends and familiar places — away–away from the effect of friends and familiar places—may be what your boys needs right now. Parents from all over the nation, including Iowa, choose Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their boy.
Healing and Hope for Thousands of Boys Over the Past Five Decades
Since we became the first residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been serving families for 50 years. We believe that a relationship with Christ is the best source of change in the lives of the young men we serve. Every significant element of our program is biblically-based. We believe that centering our program on Christ explains why so many young men have realized success here, even where other programs failed.
A number of factors distinguish Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for boys from other therapeutic ranches:
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low to ensure 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 enjoy 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 completion of Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, boys return home accompanied by a strong aftercare program to prevent relapse. Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
The Ranch Features a Private School with Fully Accredited Courses
Education means a great deal to us at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys, because we feel education is critical for future success. Within our private school with fully accredited courses, boys study courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to assist those who need it. We offer a GED opportunity for those with not enough credits to finish senior high school in a timely manner. 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.
Residents at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch take part in a multitude of recreational activities, both on and off campus. We operate an adventure program second to none. As well as being fun and physically challenging for the boys, it teaches them about reaching goals, communicating and cooperating well with others.
Many young men have put their lives back on track 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 determine if our boarding school is the right fit for your son. Whether you choose Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in Iowa, or another program, 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 with addiction treatment options for your teenage boy in or near Iowa.