Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch helps boys from Iowa 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.
This year-round program is designed for teenage boys dealing with anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, authority issues, pornography, gambling or gaming addictions, or drug or alcohol abuse. An opportunity for a new direction is available through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train troubled boys to choose a different path in life, leading them to be godly and upright young men.
If you would like to find therapeutic boarding schools or boys ranches in Iowa, consider that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch could be precisely what you are looking for. Located in Northwest Arkansas, it is obviously a distance from Iowa, but that may be a good thing. Think about this: For boys in need of intervention, getting away from your hometown — away from the negative impact of friends and familiar places — away–separate from the effect of friends and familiar places—might be exactly what he needs to start a transformation. Parents from around the country, including Iowa, select Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their sons.
Since we became the very first residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been assisting families for several decades. 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 portion of our program is biblically-based. We feel that centering our program on Christ is the reason so many young men have realized success here, even where other programs have failed.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low to ensure boys get a lot of supervision and individual 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 enjoy their own bedrooms, separate from the noise and influence of the other boys.
MORE FAMILY VISITS — Residents are allowed to visit family on seasonally scheduled breaks.
MORE 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 go home followed by 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 find that education forms a foundation for future success. In our private Christian school with fully accredited classes, boys complete courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to assist those who are struggling. We offer a GED option for those with not enough credits to graduate high school on time. Credits earned can transfer to private or public schools at home. Boys may also study basic vocational skills for example woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and others. After graduating from Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, many boys prefer to continue their classwork at home through dual enrollment with Alpha Omega Academy distance education.
Residents at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch take part in numerous recreational activities, both on and off campus. We facilitate an adventure program that is second to none. As well as being fun and physically challenging for the boys, it teaches them about reaching goals, communicating and cooperating well with others.
Many boys 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 help you decide if our boarding school is a good option for your son. Whether you decide on Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in Iowa, 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 Iowa.
“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.