Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys admits boys from North Carolina on its Northwest Arkansas Campus. It has private bedrooms for each of the boys, an exciting wilderness program, and it includes mission trips and equine therapy.
For teen boys experiencing anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, legal problems, or minor drug abuse, hope exists. The ability to choose a new path is available through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train wayward boys to choose a new path in life, leading them to be godly and upright young men.
If you would like to find therapeutic boarding schools or boys ranches in North Carolina, be aware that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch could possibly be just what you are searching for. Located in Northwest Arkansas, it is obviously a distance from North Carolina, but that may be a good thing. Think about this: For teens needing intervention, getting away from your hometown — away from the negative impact of friends and familiar places — away–separate from the pressure of friends and familiar places—might be exactly what he needs to cause a change. Parents from across the country, including North Carolina, decide on Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their son.
As the very first residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been offering hope to families for nearly 60 years. We are certain that a relationship with Jesus is the best source of healing in the lives of the young men we serve. Every major element of our program is biblically-based. We believe that centering our program on Christ is the reason so many young men have found success here, even where other programs failed.
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low in order that boys get lots 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 enjoy their own bedrooms, separate from the noise and influence of the other boys.
MORE FAMILY VISITS — Residents are allowed to visit family on seasonally 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 graduation from Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, boys return home accompanied by a strong aftercare program to prevent relapse . Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
Education means much 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 complete courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to assist those who are struggling. We offer a GED track for boys with too few credits to complete senior high school in a timely manner. Credits earned can transfer to private or public schools at home. Boys can also learn basic vocational skills like woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and others. After leaving Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, many boys opt to continue their classwork from home through dual enrollment with Alpha Omega Academy distance education.
Residents at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch engage in a multitude of recreational activities, both on and off campus. Besides 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 successfully finishing 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 North Carolina, or another alternative, 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 North Carolina.
“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.