Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys enrolls boys from New Mexico on its Northwest Arkansas Campus. It has private bedrooms for each of the boys, an awesome wilderness program, and it also features mission trips and equine therapy.
For teen boys with anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, legal issues, or drug use or addictions, hope exists. A chance at a new life is available through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train struggling boys to choose a new path in life, leading them to be godly and upright young men.
If you would like to find boys ranch in New Mexico, be aware that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch could be precisely what you are interested in, since time spent away from your hometown — away from the negative impact of friends and familiar places — away–separate from the influence of friends and familiar places—could be precisely the right thing to motivate a change. Parents from all over the nation, including New Mexico, 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 nearly 60 years. We believe that a relationship with Jesus is the surest way to a lasting difference in the lives of the young men we serve. Every main 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 didn’t work.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low in order that boys have a lot 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 have their own bedrooms, separate from the noise and influence of the other boys.
FAMILY VISITS — Residents are allowed to visit family on regularly 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 graduation from Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, boys return home with a strong aftercare program to continue their positive growth. Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
Education means a lot to us at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys, because we think education strongly supports future success. Within our private school with fully accredited courses, boys study courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to aid 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 private or public schools at home. Boys can also learn basic vocational skills including woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and others.
Residents at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch engage in many 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. 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 select Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico.
“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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