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We are a therapeutic boarding school for boys that offers solutions for behavioral issues like teen defiance, anger management issues, and possible drug addiction. Our philosophy is built around recovery and academics through nature, counseling and healing.


behavioral camps for youth in texasFounded in 2004 by former NFL player Scott McGarrahan, Resolution Ranch Academy is a therapeutic boarding school that helps troubled teenagers get back on track toward a brighter future. Students ages 13 to 17 live on our campus in Cameron, Texas, for an average of six to nine months. Ours is a positive, nurturing environment that guides personal growth through responsibility, gratitude, and open communication.


Our school, situated on 500 acres of open ranch land, is a place where boys can unplug from the noise of the modern world. Nature has a way of bringing us down to earth and rekindling meaningful introspection. Outdoor activities like fishing on the lake, hiking the trails,  and horseback riding, help students reconnect with the world and the people in it.


An enrollment of approximately 32 students with a full-time staff 25 gives Resolution Ranch a family-style atmosphere. Your son benefits from seven of our staff members on his team—our licensed therapists, equine therapists, direct care workers, teachers, child care administrators, and counselors working together to provide 24/7 supervision and support. This consistent interaction encourages camaraderie and openness among students and staff, helping them achieve honest communication and meaningful progress.


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Resolution Ranch is not a teen boot camp. We don’t use military tactics to coerce teens into obeying the rules. We are, first and foremost, advocates for your child and their future. Our R.A.N.C.H Program (Recovery and Academics through Nature, Counseling, and Healing) revolves around self-growth and progress earned through responsibility, work, self-awareness, and dialogue. Our goal is not to change your child but to guide him through re-evaluating his path and rediscovering his true self.

Should you need help finding schools for troubled teens, schools for troubled youth, ranches for troubled teens, teen residential treatment centers, or therapeutic boarding schools, please let us know. Resolution Ranch is a boys ranch and therapeutic boarding school offering behavioral therapy for troubled teenage boys, including at-risk boys, boys with anger issues, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This Texas boys ranch and boys home provides troubled teens with teen counseling, including addiction treatment and behavioral therapy. Our boys ranch serves at-risk boys from throughout America. If you have an out of control boy, or a boy failing in school, please check into what our boys ranch has to offer. If you are searching for boys homes, alternative schools, residential treatment centers for boys, troubled youth homes, troubled teen schools or troubled teen boarding schools, you have found one. This boys ranch and boys home does it all, providing troubled teens with counseling and behavioral therapy.

About the Troubled Boys Ranch — Resolution Ranch Academy

Schools for Troubled Teens in Texas - Resolution Ranch is a low-cost boarding school who helps at-risk youth with behavior problems.