Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys admits boys from Nebraska on its Northwest Arkansas Campus. It has private bedrooms for each of the boys, an exciting wilderness program, and it includes mission trips and equine therapy.
For teen boys coping with anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, authority issues, or drug use or addictions, hope exists. A chance at a new direction is available through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train at-risk 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 Nebraska, be aware that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch may be precisely what you need, 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 start a big change. Parents from across the country, including Nebraska, select Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their boys.
Since we became the first residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been bringing restoration to families for more than five decades. We feel that a relationship with Jesus Christ is the surest way to change in the lives of the teenage boys we serve. Every main portion of our program is biblically-based. We feel that centering our program on Christ explains why countless teenage boys have realized success here, even where other programs have failed.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low in order that boys receive lots 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 addictions to alcohol or drugs, as well as harmful lifestyle addictions to gambling, pornography, or online gaming.
EXTENSIVE AFTERCARE PROGRAM — After successfully finishing Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, boys go home followed by a strong aftercare program to continue their positive growth. Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
Education means 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, boys complete courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to assist those who are struggling. We offer a GED option for students with too many missing credits to complete high school in an appropriate time frame. Credits earned can transfer to public or private schools at home. Boys may also study basic vocational skills such as woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and others.
Boys at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch engage in a variety of recreational activities, both on and off campus. We operate an adventure program. In addition to being fun and physically challenging for the boys, it teaches them about reaching goals, communicating and cooperating well with others.
Many young men have turned their lives around and have gone on to make an impact 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 the right fit for your son. Whether you decide on Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in Nebraska, or another option, we hope your family can experience the transformation 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 Nebraska.
“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.