Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys enrolls boys from Kentucky on its Northwest Arkansas Campus. It is unique in that it has private bedrooms for each of the boys, an exciting wilderness program, and it includes mission trips and equine therapy.
For teen boys coping with anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, legal issues, or substance abuse, hope exists. A chance at a new direction is available 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 interested in therapeutic boarding schools or boys ranches in Kentucky, be aware that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch might be just what you are looking for. Located in Northwest Arkansas, it is obviously a distance from Kentucky, but that may be a good thing. Consider this: For boys in need of intervention, getting away from your hometown — away from the negative impact of friends and familiar places — away–away from the influence of friends and familiar places—might be exactly what he needs to motivate a transformation. Parents from around the nation, including Kentucky, choose Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their son.
Since we became the initial residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been assisting families for nearly 60 years. We are certain that a relationship with Jesus Christ is the primary avenue for change in the lives of the teenage boys we serve. Every significant component of our program is biblically-based. We feel that centering our program on Christ is the reason countless teenage boys are finding success here, even where other programs didn’t work.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low in order that boys have plenty 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 have 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 regularly 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 return home followed by a strong aftercare program to help them continue to grow. 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 strongly supports future success. Within our private Christian school with fully accredited classes, students complete courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to help those who need it. We offer a GED opportunity for those with not enough credits to graduate 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 including 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 from home through dual enrollment with Alpha Omega Academy distance learning.
Students at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch participate in many recreational activities, both on and off campus. Besides being fun and physically challenging for the boys, it teaches them about reaching goals, communicating and working well with others.
Many boys have put their lives back on track and have gone on to make a difference for Christ after graduating from Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We would like to talk with you to determine if our boarding school is the right fit for your son. Whether you choose Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in Kentucky, 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 look for therapeutic boarding schools for your teenage boy in or near Kentucky.
“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.