Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys admits boys from New York 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 coping with anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, authority issues, or substance abuse, hope exists. A chance at a new path is possible through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train at-risk 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 New York, consider that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch may be just what you are looking for, since spending time away from your hometown — away from the negative impact of friends and familiar places — away–separate from the influence of friends and familiar places—may be just the thing to motivate a transformation. Parents from around the country, including New York, choose Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their boy.
As the initial residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been offering hope to families for nearly 60 years. We feel that a relationship with Christ is the primary avenue for change in the lives of the boys we serve. Every major element of our program is biblically-based. We believe that centering our program on Christ explains why countless boys have realized success here, even where other programs didn’t work.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low so that boys get lots of supervision and one-on-one 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 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 go back home accompanied by a strong aftercare program to continue the forward momentum. Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
Education means much to us at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys, because we think education forms a foundation for future success. Within 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 option for anyone with too many missing credits to complete senior 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 including woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and others.
Residents at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch engage in a multitude of recreational activities, both on and off campus. We operate an adventure program second to none. Besides being fun and physically challenging for the boys, it teaches them about reaching goals, communicating and working well with others.
Many young men have put their lives back on track and have gone on to make an impact 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 York, or another program, 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 York.
“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.