Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys enrolls boys from Maryland 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 includes mission trips and equine therapy.
For teen boys coping with anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, authority issues, or minor drug or alcohol abuse, hope exists. An opportunity for a new direction is possible through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train wayward boys to choose a better path in life, leading them to be godly and upright young men.
If you are interested in therapeutic boarding schools or boys ranches in Maryland, take into account that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch could possibly be just what you are searching for. Located in Northwest Arkansas, it is obviously a distance from Maryland, but that may be a good thing. Think about this: For boys needing intervention, getting away from your hometown — away from the negative impact of friends and familiar places — away–separate from the negative impact of friends and familiar places—may be exactly what he needs to start a transformation. Parents from across the nation, including Maryland, choose 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 offering hope to families for nearly 60 years. We feel that a relationship with Jesus Christ is the surest way to change in the lives of the teenage boys we serve. Every major part of our program is biblically-based. We feel that centering our program on Christ explains why countless teenage boys have found success here, even where other programs failed.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low in order that boys receive an abundance 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.
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 visit family on regularly 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 successfully finishing Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, boys go home with a strong aftercare program to help them continue to grow. Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
Academics mean a lot to us at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys, because we find that education is critical for future success. Within our private Christian school with fully accredited classes, boys study courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to help those who are struggling. We offer a GED opportunity for boys with too few credits to finish high school in a timely manner. Credits earned can transfer to public or private schools at home. Boys can also learn basic vocational skills for example woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and more. After completing Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, many boys choose to continue their classwork from home through dual enrollment with Alpha Omega Academy distance learning.
Boys at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch participate in many recreational activities, both on and off campus. We run 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 teens have turned their lives around and have gone on to make a difference for Christ after successfully finishing Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We would like to talk with you to determine if our boarding school is a good fit for your son. Whether you decide on Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in Maryland, or another option, we hope your family can find the healing 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 Maryland.
“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.