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Affordable Teen Challenge Academy for Struggling Boys

Transforming Troubled Teenage Boys to Help Them Prepare for a Brighter Future
Brush Creek
High School Sports

At Brush Creek, boys have the opportunity to participate in varsity-level football, basketball, and track.

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Academic Excellence

Our academic program is dually-accredited ensuring transfer of high school courses.

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Animal Therapies

A unique animal therapy program with horses and exotic animals. 

Welcome to Brush Creek, an independent ministry of Teen Challenge Oklahoma! We are an affordable, private religious boarding school located on a 900-acre ranch in beautiful Northeast Oklahoma, designed for at-risk boys, ages 14-17, struggling with life-controlling issues. Brush Creek has one of the strongest sports and recreation programs for struggling boys in the nation. We aim to provide teen boys and their families with a well-structured program with special tools and resources to thrive academically, relationally, and spiritually. We help troubled boys begin living fulfilling lives, equipping them to become happy, confident, self-reliant, and successful adults. Our program is an excellent opportunity to make an impact on your teen son for a lifetime.

If your teen boy is struggling with rebellion, anger, substance abuse, or lacking in personal responsibility, call us at 405-500-3705 to speak to our boarding school admissions staff. To request more information about this nonprofit boarding school for troubled boys.

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Designed for Boys
Who Are Struggling

Brush Creek Academy is a private religious boarding school for boys, designed for troubled teenagers that are:

  • Making poor and even dangerous choices

  • Acting entitled, selfish, or detached

  • Manipulating family and others

  • Lying, sneaking out, isolating from family

  • Rebelling against authority

  • Depressed, withdrawn or self-destructive

  • Struggling with anger, family discord, peer pressure

  • Academically behind or unmotivated.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The program works on a level system. Each level consists of a particular length of time, and each level has different requirements the student will need to fulfill before eligibility to advance to the next level.

Upon entry into the program, each student is assigned a mentor to provide individual one-on-one guidance and mentoring determined by that student’s particular needs. The proven cure for life-controlling problems is based on the embracing of Biblical principles to spiritually improve the quality of his character. Students also meet with the Life Skills Coaches to work through the student’s individual issues through personal growth plan throughout the duration of the program, as well as in group sessions during the week. The Program Director oversees each student’s overall needs and works with family, student, and staff to see that restoration is brought to both the student and family.

Parents are encouraged to visit before placing their boy here. Parents must check in when on campus, depending on his level and status in the program. After the initial levels, students are allowed a monthly pass. The time of that pass is dependent upon the student’s current level and progress in the program.

Each student is assigned a mentor upon entering the program. All inquiries relating to the student will be handled by his mentor. If you have an immediate question concerning your student, feel free to contact our main office during normal business hours or email the Program Director.

Absolutely! The students attend our privately accredited school, The Cross Christian Academy. Students also participate in both Personal and Group Studies for a New Life. The classes’ curriculum helps to establish a foundation of Biblical knowledge leading to spiritual growth. The faith- structured classes also develop the main goal of the program: a life-changing, continually growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

After 4 weeks in the program, the boy will be allowed two ten-minute phone calls, and one twenty-minute phone call each week (days for calls are assigned upon admission into the program). Boys will only be allowed to receive from individuals on his phone and mail authorization list, based on his current level privileges. Phone/mail usage is a privilege and will be monitored by our staff. Students are allowed mail upon entry into the program according to level privileges and authorization list.

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Why Choose Brush Creek Academy

Why Choose Our Non-Denominational, Private Religious Boarding School for Your Struggling Teen Boy?
  • Basic Self Management
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Leadership Training
  • Leadership and Service

What Leaders Say About Our Program

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    Former Attorney General
    John Ashcroft

    “I have been a long time support of the work Teen Challenge has accomplished and the help they have provided over the years.”

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    Former President
    Ronald Reagan

    “Teen Challenge is effective; it is literally changing the lives of young Americans from every walk of life. The work and dedication of Teen Challenge deserves the commendation of every citizen.”

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    Founder Focus on the Family
    Dr. James C. Dobson

    “Organizations like Teen Challenge…have a far better record of dealing with social issues and people in difficulty than do the bureaucrats.”

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    Former President
    George W. Bush

    “Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”

Our Pledge


“We were broken hearted to see our son making destructive choices in life. He unfortunately had a lot of bad experiences in life that contributed to him trying to find a sense of belonging anywhere he could. We wanted so much more for him and started searching for a place like Oklahoma Teen Challenge. Through discipline and Christian teachings, as well as community service and HS athletic programs, our son is finding real purpose in life and once again has pride in himself and is seeking a relationship with Christ. Praise God!”

Gary V

“Your staff is divinely appointed by God to do this amazing job of renewing boys and families! We felt His presence from the time we stepped foot on the campus until we left. That hasn’t changed since we came home and left our boy. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt God has chosen this place for our boy to heal and become whole again! Thank you so much Brush Creek for hope and healing back to what God has designed him to be!”

Melanie M

“I am so thankful for Brush Creek. Before coming to Brush Creek, my son was taking medication for ADHD, social anxiety and depression. He had started using drugs and left home. Now, he is off all of the medications and doing wonderful! He has no desire to go back to his old lifestyle. It’s amazing!”

Julie H

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“One day soon I hope to give back to the program and people who helped save my life, Brush Creek. I am proud to say I want to go back and work there and give hope to the teens there, just like there were staff there to give me hope. I want to help people and someday I hope that God will open up the doors to allow me to do so. For now, all I can do is pray for that door to be opened.”

Steven S

Former Student

“My life now has changed a lot from attending Brush Creek. I know my life is headed down the right path now. I believe that God will be with me here on out.”

Anthony G

Former Student

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Christian Boarding School for Troubled Teen Boys | Brush Creek Academy

Affordable Teen Challenge Academy with teen therapy that helps struggling teenage boys change behavior and prepare for a brighter future.