Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch helps boys from Colorado on its Northwest Arkansas Campus. It is unique in that 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 experiencing anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, legal problems, or substance abuse, hope exists. An opportunity for a new direction 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 searching for therapeutic boarding schools or boys ranches in Colorado, take into account that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch might be exactly what you need. Located in Northwest Arkansas, it is obviously a distance from Colorado, but that may be a good thing. Consider this: For teens needing intervention, spending time away from your hometown — away from the negative impact of friends and familiar places — away–apart from the effect of friends and familiar places—may be precisely the right thing to spark a transformation. Parents from all over the nation, including Colorado, choose Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their son.
Since we became the very first residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been offering hope to families for more than five decades. We believe that a relationship with Jesus is the best source of a lasting difference in the lives of the boys we serve. Every significant portion of our program is biblically-based. We feel that centering our program on Christ is the reason so many boys have found success here, even where other programs have failed.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low to ensure that boys receive an abundance 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.
MORE 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.
MORE FAMILY VISITS — Residents are allowed to make visits to home on seasonally scheduled breaks.
MORE 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 home with a strong aftercare program to continue the forward momentum. Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
Academics mean a great deal to us at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys, because we think education forms a foundation for future success. While enrolled in our private Christian school with fully accredited classes, students complete courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to aid those who need it. We offer a GED opportunity for boys with too many missing credits to finish high school in an appropriate time frame. Credits earned can transfer to private or public schools at home. Boys can also learn basic vocational skills for example woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and others. After completing Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, many boys choose to continue their classwork from home through dual enrollment with Alpha Omega Academy distance learning.
Residents at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch engage in a variety of recreational activities, both on and off campus. Besides being fun and physically challenging for the boys, it teaches them about reaching goals, communicating and cooperating well with others.
Many teens have turned their lives around and have gone on to make an impact for Christ after completing the program at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We would love to talk with you to determine if our boarding school is the right fit for your son. Whether you decide on Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in Colorado, 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 look for therapeutic boarding schools for your teenage boy in or near Colorado.
“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.