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 Teen Challenge boys ranch 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.
Therapeutic Boarding School with 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 Our Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys
Our Teen Challenge program for boys 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.