Boarding School and Ranch for Boys Who are Struggling with School, the Law, or Other Life-Controlling Issues
Vero Beach Boys Ranch is a Christian Boarding School Designed for Boys Struggling with School, the Law, or Other Life-Controlling Issues
Vero Beach Boys Ranch is an affordable Christ-centered residential boys ranch for at-risk boys, located in Vero Beach, Florida. We believe in the potential within each boy no matter how much trouble they are causing for themselves or their family. Our Christian staff bring positive goals and purpose to boys who have been struggling with life-controlling issues such as anger, substance abuse, inappropriate behavior, or lack of respect for authority. We believe that the first change must be a heart change . . . a knowledge that God has a purpose and a plan for each boy’s life. Vero Beach Boys Ranch gives at-risk boys a new perspective and a fresh 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 Teen Challenge non-profit program designed to reach and teach boys who are struggling. We have a well-equipped gym, weight room, soccer field, baseball diamond, pool, fishing ponds, horses, and professional fishing boats for frequent fishing trips in the area waterways and ocean. We take every opportunity to form strong relationships with each student and regularly see life-change taking place while the boys are involved in these physical activities.
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!
Typical Day in This Boarding School for Boys
This Teen Challenge program for boys has been developed to encourage the boys to cope with and master everyday life issues, academics and responsibility. Boys typically rise at 6:00 am. Teenage boys can eat a lot, so breakfast is an important part of the three healthy meals the boys receive daily. After school, every student on the ranch engages in sporting activities. The day normally ends with “lights out” at 10:00 pm.