therapeutic boarding school for boys

Year-Round Home and School
for Troubled and At-Risk Boys

Vero Beach Ranch for Boys is a non-profit year-round residential program designed for boys who are at risk or otherwise struggling. Our residents enjoy a well-equipped campus, including gym, professional weight room, soccer, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, swimming, fishing, hiking, camping, rafting, horseback riding and more. We go on mission trips and the boys go on frequent fishing trips in the area waterways and Atlantic ocean. We use adventure as an opportunity to form strong relationships with each boy with a goal to bring about life-change.

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    Equine Therapy

    Winston Chutrchill said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Horses are an important part of our therapeutic boarding school at Vero Beach Ranch for Boys.

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    Christian Therapy

    Teen Challenge is a Christian-based program for troubled teens that has been in existence for over 50 years. Our program has a history of unparalleled success with boys with life-controlling issues or attitudes.

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    Fishing for Serenity

    Washington Irving said, “There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.” We agree with that, which is why the boys spend a great deal of time on Florida waterways.


Our Boarding School

Features Adventure Outings

Hiking, canoeing, camping, and outdoor activities are usually not a part of the lives of most young people today, but they are with the boys here. God’s great outdoors is a great place for each of us to connect with each other and with God. It is through these fun outings that we so often are able to get the root of the issues in a boy’s life. It’s an easy place to talk and share hurts and pains; then the campfire that evening gives opportunity to further talk and pray for one another. These trips are memory makers that last a lifetime!

Teen Challenge Endorsers

  • John Ashcroft

    Former Attorney General

    John Ashcroft

    “I have been a long time support of the work Teen Challenge has accomplished and the help they have provided over the years.”

  • Ronald Reagan

    Former President

    Ronald Reagan

    “Teen Challenge is effective; it is literally changing the lives of young Americans from every walk of life. The work and dedication of Teen Challenge deserves the commendation of every citizen.”

  • James Dobson

    Founder Focus on the Family

    Dr. James C. Dobson

    “Organizations like Teen Challenge…have a far better record of dealing with social issues and people in difficulty than do the bureaucrats.”

  • Dan Cathy

    CEO Chick-fil-A

    Dan T. Cathy

    “I truly admire Teen Challenge because of its loving, life-giving ministry to individuals who are bound by life controlling addictions.”

  • George Bush

    Former President

    George W. Bush

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

  • John C. Maxwell

    Bestselling Leadership Author

    John C. Maxwell

    “Teen Challenge offers hope and restoration to individuals by exchanging their distorted views on life with God’s perspectives.”

  • Jim Blanchard

    Past Director AT&T

    Jim Blanchard

    “I have not seen a more effective ministry in leading hurting people to a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.”

  • Kevin Leman

    Psychologist and Author

    Dr. Kevin Leman

    “I wholeheartedly support the efforts of Teen Challenge…they really make a difference in lives and each of us can be proud that they are part of our community.”

  • John Walters

    Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

    John P. Walters

    “Teen Challenge is doing the job that others only talk about. Teen Challenge is a reputable institution that needs to be highlighted.”

What Parents Have To Say About

Vero Beach Ranch for Boys!

We had tried everything we could think of for our troubled son — all to no avail. Vero Beach taught John self-control, physical work and teamwork, leadership skills and integrity. John received love, discipline, forgiveness, and persistent mentoring from dedicated staff members. This was a God-send for our broken family… restoring our relationship with our son. It is a place of hope, a place of love, and a place of renewal.”

Jeanne (parent)

Discover the Affordable Vero Beach Ranch for Boys

Contact Us Today Using the Inquiry Form, or Speak with Our Director

Vero Beach Ranch for Boys is a Teen Challenge boarding school for troubled boys that is lower in cost than typical therapeutic boarding schools for boys, but it is not free nor government subsidized. Financing and transport options are available.

Contact us

Physical Address:

801 154th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32966

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 690612
Vero Beach, Florida 32969

Phone: (772) 978-4164

Fax: (772) 299-7424

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Boarding Schools for Boys | Christian Boarding School at Vero Beach

Christian boarding school for boys that is a year-round adventure-based boys ranch designed to help turn around troubled boys

Should you need help finding schools for troubled teens, or schools troubled teens, or therapeutic schools for teens, let us know because we can help. For a troubled boy, our therapeutic boarding school is among best such therapeutic schools. Most troubled teen schools and residential treatment programs for teens are quite costly, but Vero Beach Ranch for Boys is one of few residential treatment centers and residential schools for teens that is affordable. Christian boarding schools for boys like Vero Beach provide troubled boys with teen counseling and therapy, unlike military schools and boot camps. This Teen Challenge ranch for boys provides counseling and therapy to troubled teen boys from the southeast and especially from Florida, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Louisiana and New York. Boarding schools and ranches for troubled boys like this Teen Challenge ranch for boys help at-risk teenage boys who are exhibiting oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), drug or substance abuse or addictions. Vero Beach is a Teen Challenge home and ranch for boys. While this Teen Challenge program for boys is not a military school, military schools are often a parent’s first thought when their boy is in trouble. Military schools can change teen behavior temporarily, but not lasting change. Military high schools rarely enroll troubled teens, and while they can change a boy’s actions, they do not change hearts and minds.