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.
Another Fantastic Summer
Ranch Camp was a big success, very “kid friendly”…and lots of fun for both ranch camper children and the volunteers that help operate this amazing experience. Here is a photo of Krissy, the piggy at our Yoga with Wendy at August Ranch Camp. Pig Yoga never Looked so GOOD!
Open Gate Farm Tour 2017
Next is our annual Open Gate Farm Tour Event October 15th, 2017 from 1pm-5pm… Please join us for food, music, a petting zoo, Pony/Horse & Donkey Cart rides. Come support the animals and Ranch Camp 2018.
We need your help!
50+ Volunteers are needed to operate this event. Also, items for our annual Bake Sale are needed…. Other areas include: Volunteers for : Bake sale table, Parking, Greeters, Animal Stations, Food & Beverage Section. A Special Blessing of the Animals will be 2pm and 3pm.
Zoey has an adorable face..but she can dish out an attitude, when she wants too. Most of the time, she is very pleasant.
Registration is still open for the August Ranch Camp. Click here for information and registration!
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 still open for our last camp. Cost $200 per week. Sponsorships may be available for low-income families. Contact us for details.
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.