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Help for adolescent boys with future-impacting negative behavior or addictions.

Our expert therapy team at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch is trained to bring about important life changes and healing for your boy. We offer comprehensive, personalized therapy, addiction treatment, mentoring, and challenging adventures that will help him learn and grow in character. Contact us now. We work year-round with boys from across the nation.

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Expert Therapy

Our behavioral therapy and addiction recovery teams develop a therapy plan for each boy and work from day one to establish trust and a caring relationship.

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Academic Recovery

Boys with life-controlling issues typically experience academic failure as well, so we help them get back on track academically, plus vocational training.

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New life purpose

Boys are able to get excited about their future again as they break addictions and bad behaviors and learn new positive new ways of thinking.


Real Help for Troubled Boys

Welcome to Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch! Our year-round program combines the proven Teen Challenge approach for helping struggling teens with expert therapy, a solid academic education, and adventure in the beautiful outdoors. We aim to help at-risk teenage boys become mentally sound, academically strong, and prepared for a positive future. Our sprawling campus in the beautiful Ozarks of Northwestern Arkansas provides an effective training ground for boys ages 14–17 1/2. We work exclusively with boys experiencing behavioral or motivational issues due to a history of trauma, adoption, negative peer influences, physical abuse, substance abuse, or gaming and/or pornography addiction. We offer a faith-based model of care, family restoration, spiritual renewal, and personal recovery. We are a licensed facility that works with most insurance companies to help boys recover from self-destructive behavior and dangerous substances while they continue their education.

The First Teen Challenge Therapeutic Boarding School for Troubled Teenage Boys

A licensed behavioral therapy program, professional addiction treatment,
and a sober living Christian boarding school.
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boarding school for troubled boysWhether your boy needs emotional/behavioral therapy, or residential treatment to break free from harmful addictions, consider what Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch offers that other programs may not.

Why Adventure-Based Therapy?

Wilderness therapy has long been a powerful therapeutic tool to help troubled teens turn around in their behavior. Our program combines wilderness therapy with a therapeutic boarding school and sober living environment, plus ongoing mentoring by our expert team. We use adventure and physical activity because boys tend to listen and communicate more as they are active, versus sitting in a counseling room. We regularly go camping, backpacking, rappelling, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and spelunking (rock climbing and cave exploration). Through shared adventure in the wilderness, the boys learn the importance of teamwork, goals, and perseverance while developing better communication skills and improving their respect for each other and our staff. On campus, boys also experience therapy-based activity through our certified ropes course and zip line, rock climbing wall, equine therapy, team sports, CrossFit physical training, and various indoor and outdoor sports.

We’re An Official Crossfit Affiliate therapy for boys

Our campus features private bedrooms for the boys, not dorms, which we believe is important for each boy’s well-being and safety. The energetic team of therapists, educators, and direct care staff outnumber the boys on campus, working throughout each day to encourage each boy to apply appropriate solutions to his problems.

This program is designed to help your

struggling teenage boy when…

  • His behavior or anger is simply out of control
  • Counseling and other outpatient treatments are not working
  • Behavioral problems are worsening, despite promises to change
  • He is placing his (or your) health or relationships at risk
  • He is expelled from school or facing legal problems
  • He is entangled with friends who are a negative influence
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Teen Challenge Endorsers

  • Ronald Reagan

    Former President

    Ronald Reagan

    “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.”

  • John Ashcroft

    Former Attorney General

    John Ashcroft

    “Teen Challenge changes the world one person at a time.”

  • Charles Colson

    Founder, Prison Fellowship

    Charles Colson

    “The Teen Challenge program succeeds when all of the government programs have failed.”

  • George Bush

    Former President

    George W. Bush

    “Too many young [people] have already lost their lives. Teen Challenge works to change young people’s lives by changing their hearts.”

  • Art Linkletter

    Television Personality

    Art Linkletter

    “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.”

  • John Howard

    Former US Drug Czar

    Dr. John A. Howard

    “Of all the programs reported to the Commission, the most successful is the program conducted by Teen Challenge.”

  • Jim Blanchard

    Past Director, AT&T Corporation

    Jim Blanchard

    “Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”

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Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch is both an addiction treatment center and year-round therapeutic boarding school for struggling teenage boys.