Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch helps boys from Michigan on its Northwest Arkansas Campus. It is exceptional 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 drug use or addictions, hope exists. An opportunity for a new life 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 looking for therapeutic boarding schools or boys ranches in Michigan, take into account that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch could be just what you need. Located in Northwest Arkansas, it is obviously a distance from Michigan, but that may be a good thing. Consider this: For boys needing intervention, time spent away from your hometown — away from the negative impact of friends and familiar places — away–separate from the influence of friends and familiar places—might be just the thing to spark a change. Parents from across the nation, including Michigan, choose Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their sons.
As the 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 Christ is the surest way to healing in the lives of the young men we serve. Every major component of our program is biblically-based. We feel that centering our program on Christ is the reason numerous young men have discovered success here, even where other programs failed.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low in order that boys get a lot 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 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 return home with a strong aftercare program to prevent relapse . Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
Education means a great deal to us at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys, because we think education strongly supports future success. Within our private Christian school with fully accredited classes, boys work on courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to aid those who need it. We offer a GED track for anyone with too many missing 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 including 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 at home through dual enrollment with Alpha Omega Academy distance learning.
Teens at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch participate in numerous recreational activities, both on and off campus. We operate an adventure program second to none. In addition to being fun and physically challenging for the boys, it teaches them about reaching goals, communicating and cooperating well with others.
Many teens have put their lives back on track 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 see if our boarding school is a good option for your son. Whether you select Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in Michigan, or another program, 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 Michigan.
“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.