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Where we live
Victory is safely nestled on 120 beautiful acres in the north woods of Wisconsin. Not only is it rustic and inviting, but it’s also a safe haven from the spiritual attacks your son is experiencing from today’s culture, his hurtful relationships, and accessible sin. Our location also gives us great opportunities to teach your son about God’s creation, hard work, and Christ-honoring fun. On campus we have a two workshops, a fire-side conference room, two boys’ homes with over 11,000 square feet of combined living space, and three staff homes. There’s also plenty to keep your son busy.
The Victory team is ready to come alongside you.
How we work
Our program is unique in that we function less like an institution and everything like a family. Your son will join our house family and become a working part of that group. Along with morning devotions, meal preparation, clean-up, game time, homework, and laundry, your son will learn how to thrive within a Christ-honoring home. It’s within that context that the Residence Counselors (House Dads) will disciple your son, providing consistent, godly Truth and modeling it in love so your son will have the resources to change.
Four unique facets of Victory Academy for Boys
Our goal is to help boys grow in their understanding of themselves and lead them to a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ through the teaching and application of Scripture.
At Victory Academy, the boys do not live in a typical dormitory setting. Our “House Parents” provide run the home as much as a normal, Christ-honoring family as possible.
We strive for excellence in our academics with experienced teachers, traditional and computer-based instruction, immersive interaction, and a thoroughly biblical worldview.
The outdoors are an important classroom for our boys, and we take full advantage of God’s creation for recreational enjoyment, personal growth and ministry.
Is Victory right for my son?
How do you know when the time is right to look outside of your home for help with your son? This page may help guide your thinking as you consider this big step
A short video for adoptive parents
Todd Friel of Wretched talks with Mark about the unique dynamic faced by every adopted child.
Additional Encouragement: "God of All Comfort"
Additional information and encouragement:
“How do I know if my son needs to be in a residential program?” I invite you to work through the following three points whether you believe your family would benefit from a residential program or not. Families come in various shapes and sizes and levels of maturity, so the question cannot be answered with […]
Of course we do not claim to speak for God. However, by application, we can weave the truths of Scripture into what a letter from God might look like if written to the parent of a teen son who is struggling in his relationship with God.We encourage you to read this and then study for yourself the […]
The only time God is pictured as running in Scripture is when He is running to a son who has miserably failed. I love thinking about this story in Luke 15. The prodigal son had previously turned his back on his Father. He wasted his inheritance on alcohol, immorality and partying. All this crazy sinful […]
In my reflections on the 25 years of ministering here at Victory, I have great memories. I remember former students who have called my cell phone and just wanted to check in with me and see how I was doing. Once, after many years, a student from my second year here visited us. He, his […]