Troubled Teen Therapeutic Boarding School and Ranch for Boys Who are Struggling with Life-Controlling Issues
Vero Beach Boys Ranch is a Christ-centered residential boys ranch and Christian therapeutic boarding school for troubled boys, located in Vero Beach, Florida. We believe in the potential within each boy no matter how much trouble they are causing for themselves. Our Christian staff bring positive goals and purpose to boys who are struggling with life-controlling issues such as anger, minor substance abuse or trouble with the law, or lack of respect for authority. We believe that the first change is a heart change . . . a knowledge that God has a purpose and a plan for each boy’s life. The therapeutic and academic school at Vero Beach Boys Ranch gives at-risk boys a new perspective and a new start toward a successful and fulfilling life.
Winston Churchill 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 Boys Ranch.
An Ideal Therapeutic Setting for Counseling Teens
Vero Beach Boys Ranch is a therapeutic boarding school and boys ranch designed to reach and teach boys who are struggling. It has a well-equipped gym, soccer field, baseball diamond, pool, fishing ponds, and professional fishing boats for frequent fishing trips in the area waterways and ocean. Horses on the ranch offer therapy to boys who care for them. Horses are often taken on camping trips. Vero Beach Boys Ranch is a therapeutic boarding school that takes pride in forming strong relationships with each troubled boy and much of the life-changing experiences take place while involved in these physical activities.
Therapeutic Boarding School with a Positive Peer Culture
Vero Beach Boys Ranch and Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys promotes and cultivates positive peer pressure. Students are given duties to take charge of things and each other, taking turns running work programs and events around the property. Positive peer pressure is infused in nearly everything that takes place on the property. It’s each boy’s home away from home, so we want them to be involved in making some decisions, and keeping things orderly, respectful of each other, and upbeat.
Typical Day in Our Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys
Our program has been developed to encourage the boys to cope with and master everyday life issues. Boys typically rise at 6:00 am, clean up, have devotions, and attend periodic chapel services. Teenage boys can eat a lot, so breakfast is one of three healthy meals that are provided daily. After school, every student on the ranch engages in sporting activities. The day normally ends with “lights out” at 10:00 pm.