Christian Therapeutic Boarding School and Ranch for Struggling Teen Boys
MRCA is an affordable Christian boarding school designed just for at-risk and struggling boys between the ages of 12 and 17. Boys in our Christian boarding school and their families find new help, healing and reconciliation when they had almost lost hope. Our boarding school in Southern Missouri offers a small family environment in an agricultural setting with a balance of discipline and training in an unmistakable atmosphere of mentoring, love and acceptance. Through education, hard work, vocational training, working with animals, recreation, family interaction and counseling, each boy is given the tools needed to regain the confidence, self respect and spiritual footing necessary to embrace his family and his future.
The dedicated staff of Master’s Ranch is committed to helping you fight for your child’s future and to helping him rebuild the smoldering bridges of relationships with family, society at large and ultimately with God. This critical time will also allow you to re-focus on your home and your other children while we work with and help your son.
Our Christian boarding school offers professional clinical-type counseling from licensed therapists as well as pastoral, group and individual counseling. Our approach to counseling is informal, often utilizing the setting of the outdoors and activities to help teens feel comfortable so they will open up and share more readily. While each boy is with us, we also work with their family to bring them hope and encouragement and new tools for continuing the progress once their boy returns home.
MRCA is decidedly Christian, with morning devotions and weekly church services. The staff and the Bosley’s love and respect the boys like their own, and they earn the teens’ love and respect in return.
A Christian Boarding School with a Listening Ear and a Voice of Truth
If your son has been getting into trouble, he needs someone trustworthy who will listen to him without judgment. MRCA offers counseling throughout the week, both one-on-one and also in a group setting. In addition, our staff engage the boys as a friend they can talk to, making therapy unthreatening and ongoing in the boy’s own natural environment while they work or play. Throughout their stay, we maintain a watchful eye, but we do so while surrounding them with loving care, inspiring them toward a personal relationship with God.
A Therapeutic Ranch Where Character is Learned through Accomplishment
Our Christian boarding school is unique in that it provides extensive “hands on” vocational experience for the boys as they also work on the ranch. They work with the ranch animals, tools and equipment and learn other skills and character-building that is needed for a successful future. Boys have daily tasks, through which they learn responsibility and a sense of pride. They learn a variety of trades, building new confidence, respect for themselves and others, and a strong work ethic.