Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys enrolls boys from Mississippi on its Northwest Arkansas Campus. 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 minor substance abuse, hope exists. The ability to choose a new path 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 Mississippi, consider that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch could possibly be exactly what you are searching for. Located in Northwest Arkansas, it is obviously a distance from Mississippi, but that may be a good thing. Think about this: For boys in need of 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—might be precisely the right thing to start a big change. Parents from all over the country, including Mississippi, choose Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their sons.
Since we became the initial residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been helping families for more than five decades. We feel that a relationship with Jesus Christ is the best source of transformation in the lives of the boys we serve. Every major element of our program is biblically-based. We believe that centering our program on Christ explains why numerous boys are finding success here, even where other programs didn’t work.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low to ensure boys get lots 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 enjoy 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 completion of Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, boys return home with a strong aftercare program to prevent relapse . Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
Academics mean a lot to us at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys, because we feel education holds the key to future success. In our private Christian school with fully accredited classes, boys study courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to help those who need it. We offer a GED opportunity for anyone with not enough credits to graduate senior high school in a timely manner. Credits earned can transfer to public or private schools at home. Boys may also study basic vocational skills such as 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.
Boys at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch take part in numerous recreational activities, both on and off campus. 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 a difference for Christ after graduating from Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We would be happy to talk with you to determine if our boarding school is a good fit for your son. Whether you choose Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in Mississippi, 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 Mississippi.
“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.