The Gress Mountain Ranch is a 501(c)(3) that serves as a sanctuary (“forever home”) for abused and neglected animals, both domestic and exotic. The ranch is home to more than 70 animals that are utilized to provide therapy, education and volunteerism opportunities to disabled, at-risk, low-income and underserved populations. The mission of the organization is to foster the mutual well-being of both people and animals by intertwining their lives through nurturing, learning, fun, and healing.
Here’s to 8 years of one of the greatest decisions I have ever made: becoming apart of the Gress Family. I’m beyond thankful for the experiences,people I have meet, and knowledge I have gained through volunteering at TGMR. I really have learned so much that will benefit me when it comes to my future as a Large Animal Veterinarian. Also, I don’t know what I would do with my animal brothers and sister. I love each and every single one of them with all of my heart. Thirdly, I’m thankful for the management skills I have learned through organizing volunteers for events such as OGFT and Ranch Camp. Lastly, I’m most grateful for the experience to pursue my dream to become an equestrian. 7 1/2 years of horseback riding has taught me so much about myself, the world around me and animals. Sassy will forever have a huge part of my heart and I’m so happy I was able to learn on her and transfer that knowledge to other horses, such as Cookie and Blue, and just continue to do what I love. I would be absolutely lost without Sassy. Thank you Kathryn Gress for everything you have done for me and continue to do for me. Proud to be a Gress family member. Happy 8 years!
This past Sunday, our donkeys Cecely and JoJo were honored guests at Trinity Episcopal Church’s Palm Sunday service in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We greatly appreciate Trinity Church, Mother Laura, Deacon Liz and Mr. Jim for all their donations of bread and produce for the animals at TGMR.
Enjoy a fun-filled week on a real working ranch! Activities include horsemanship, donkey cart rides, alpaca-felting, scavenger hunts and more! Learn the care and feeding of pigs, donkeys, goats, alpacas and horses. Shadow a real veterinarian. Learn about responsible pet ownership and build your leadership skills. Daily themes include Team Work and The Spirit of Volunteerism. On the final day, we’ll celebrate with a lunch party and a day of games.
Registration is now open. Three weeks to choose from. Cost $200 per week. Sponsorships may be available for low-income families. Contact us for details.
June 19-23, 2017
9 am to 2 pm
July 10-14, 2017
9 am to 2 pm
Contact Mia Bobenko for a registration package.
Put “Ranch Camp” in the subject line
July 31-August 4, 2017
9 am to 2 pm
Contact Kathryn Gress at The Gress Mountain Ranch for a registration package.
Put “Ranch Camp” in the subject line.
The Gress Mountain Ranch is a sanctuary where abused and neglected animals are given life-long care to recover and thrive. In turn, the animals become therapy animals and have a big job to help people learn to improve their self-worth, communication skills, and learn respect for all livings beings.