Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch helps boys from Massachusetts on its Northwest Arkansas Campus. It has an exceptional wilderness therapy program, expert counseling and addiction therapy, animal-assisted therapy, and a first-rate educational program, all located on its large new campus.
For teen boys coping with anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, authority issues, or minor drug or alcohol abuse, hope exists. The ability to choose a new path is possible through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train troubled boys to choose a better path in life, leading them to be godly and upright young men.
If you are interested in boys ranch in Massachusetts, consider that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch could possibly be exactly what you are searching for, since spending time away from your hometown — away from the negative impact of friends and familiar places — away–apart from the negative impact of friends and familiar places—could be exactly what he needs to spark a transformation. Parents from all over the country, including Massachusetts, select Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their boys.
As the very first residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been serving families for several decades. We feel that a relationship with Christ is the primary avenue for transformation 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 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 receive plenty 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 visit family on seasonally 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 back home accompanied by a strong aftercare program to help them continue to grow. Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
Education means a great deal to us at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys, because we think education strongly supports future success. In our private school with fully accredited courses, boys work on courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to assist those who need it. We offer a GED track for students with not enough credits to graduate senior high school in a timely manner. Credits earned can transfer to public or private schools at home. Boys may also study basic vocational skills including woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and others.
Boys at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch participate in numerous 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 teens have put their lives back on track and have gone on to make a difference for Christ after graduating from Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We would be happy to talk with you to help you decide if our boarding school is a good fit for your son. Whether you choose Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in Massachusetts, or another option, 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 Massachusetts.
“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.