Our 12 month, therapy-based program exists to transform the lives of struggling teenagers and their families. Our program is designed for families with teenagers ranging from 11 to 14 years old. This one year experience includes three phases.
Our Wilderness Adventure Ranch gives teens an opportunity to ponder their lives, take responsibility for past choices and prepare to begin anew. At Remembrance Ranch, we believe experiential learning provides a break-through opportunity where teens can form healthy relationships with God, their peers, our staff and God’s creation.
Remembrance Ranch recognizes the irreplaceable role that parents/guardians play in the lives of their children. For this reason, Remembrance Ranch requires parent/guardian participation in every teen’s treatment. Their involvement directly effects their teens’ success during and after the program.
Our staff helps these families face a variety of challenges. Collaborating with families at home, it is our desire to build self-awareness and gain a clearer understanding of the families’ strengths and weaknesses. Our goal is to stabilize the home environment so that the families are able to help their teen to the best of their ability to continue to make positive changes.
Remembrance Ranch also understands the important role that school and community play in the lives of teens. This is the reason why our staff collaborates with each teen’s school and local community to keep him engaged and get him plugged in.
Our program cannot change life circumstances for these teens and does not force them to make better choices. But, by creating an on-going support network between our staff, their families, their schools and their local communities – we work together to support, encourage, and care for them. This “wrap-around” support helps them build the resilience to overcome their circumstances and make positive and healthy life choices.