Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys admits boys from New Jersey on its Northwest Arkansas Campus. It has an exceptional wilderness therapy program, expert counseling and addiction therapy, animal-assisted therapy, and a first-rate educational program, all located on its large new campus.
For teen boys dealing with anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, legal problems, or minor substance abuse, hope exists. An opportunity for a new direction is possible through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train at-risk boys to choose a better path in life, leading them to be godly and upright young men.
If you are searching for therapeutic boarding schools or boys ranches in New Jersey, take into account that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch may be precisely what you are searching for. Located in Northwest Arkansas, it is obviously a distance from New Jersey, but that may be a good thing. Think about this: For teenage boys in need of intervention, time spent away from your hometown — away from the negative impact of friends and familiar places — away–separate from the pressure of friends and familiar places—may be exactly what he needs to start a transformation. Parents from all over the country, including New Jersey, choose Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their sons.
As the first residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been serving families for more than five decades. We believe that a relationship with Jesus Christ is the surest way to a lasting difference in the lives of the teenagers we serve. Every main part of our program is biblically-based. We believe that centering our program on Christ explains why so many teenagers have found success here, even where other programs failed.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low so that boys have an abundance 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 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 go back home with a strong aftercare program to continue their positive growth. 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, students complete courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to aid those who need it. We offer a GED option for those with not enough credits to finish senior high school in an appropriate time frame. Credits earned can transfer to public or private schools at home. Boys can also learn basic vocational skills like woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and more. After leaving Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, many boys decide to continue their classwork from home through dual enrollment with Alpha Omega Academy distance learning.
Residents at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch participate in a variety of recreational activities, both on and off campus. We run 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 working well with others.
Many teens have put their lives back on track and have gone on to make an impact for Christ after graduating from Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We would be happy to talk with you to see if our boarding school is the right fit for your son. Whether you select Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in New Jersey, 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 New Jersey.
“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.
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