Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch helps boys from Wisconsin 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 dealing with anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, legal issues, or substance abuse, hope exists. A chance at a new direction is possible through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train at-risk boys to choose a different path in life, leading them to be godly and upright young men.
If you are searching for a boys ranch in Wisconsin, take into account that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch could possibly be exactly what you are interested in, since time spent away from your hometown — away from the negative impact of friends and familiar places — away–apart from the influence of friends and familiar places—might be exactly what he needs to start a big change. Parents from around the nation, including Wisconsin, select Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their boys.
As the initial residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been offering hope to families for several decades. We believe that a relationship with Christ is the best source of a lasting difference in the lives of the young men we serve. Every significant component of our program is biblically-based. We believe that centering our program on Christ explains why so many young men have found success here, even where other programs failed.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low to ensure that boys get plenty 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 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 regularly 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 successfully finishing Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, boys go back home with 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 feel education strongly supports future success. In 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 option for students with not enough credits to graduate high school on time. Credits earned can transfer to public or private schools at home. Boys may also study basic vocational skills for example woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and more.
Residents at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch participate in a multitude of recreational activities, both on and off campus. In addition to being fun and physically challenging for the boys, it teaches them about reaching goals, communicating and dealing well with others.
Many teens have turned their lives around and have gone on to make an impact for Christ after successfully finishing Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We would love to talk with you to see if our boarding school is a good option for your son. Whether you select Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin.
“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.