Struggling Teens and Families from All Over the Country Find Hope at Our Boys Ranch Every Year
The Arivaca Boys Ranch serves 30-35 boys, age 13 to 17, on a 23,000 acre, 140-year-old ranch. The ranch is specifically designed to therapeutically help teenage boys from throughout the Southwest and especially California, learn how to make better decisions and become more mature in their thinking, while learning life skills right along with the “book learning” they’ll receive in our accredited on-campus school.
Arivaca Boys Ranch is a unique 10-month program that uses three powerful therapeutic tools to help teen boys get on a right path in life. First, a specialized form of equine therapy. Equine therapy is commonly used to help teens who are struggling, but we take it one step further, we teach the boys to become “horse whisperers.” Known as the “Arivaca Way,” our therapeutic model teaches boys to understand how their behavior or mood affects their horse, and that helps them become more aware and responsible of their actions and how they affect others. Secondly, we use Arbinger Principles to help provide a foundation for moving behavior from anger to positive motivational action. The principles were developed by the Arbinger Institute, which is a worldwide leader in training on anger management. And third, we use the working ranch setting for training, responsibility and positive peer influence as a means of helping the teen grow in maturity.
If your son is struggling, consider Arivaca Boys Ranch for helping him find his way back to right thinking and to a renewed relationship with you. We have a full academic program, 24/7 care, as well as our unique and effective 3-tiered therapy. The Arivaca ranch is at a higher elevation, with a climate similar to inland San Diego, California.
RANCH FOR STRUGGLING TEEN BOYS:
If your son struggles with school, is defiant, has attention deficit, is experimenting with drugs, stealing, lying, sneaking out, depressed . . . breaking your heart . . . then you may need our help. We help teen boys exhibiting:
Through hard work, responsibility, communication and healthy relationships, on our boys ranch we teach boys how to resolve their most troubling conflicts the right way. We teach them a different way of being . . . a way out of conflict and turmoil through making better choices.