Ranch Camp 2018 – Registration Now Open!

For kids entering 2nd – 12th grades

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.  Cost $200 per week. Sponsorships may be available for families in need of financial assistance.  Contact us for details.

Three weeks to choose from:

June 18-22            July 9 – 13               July 30 – August 3

  • 9 am to 2 pm each day

Contact Kathryn Gress at The Gress Mountain Ranch for a registration package.


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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.

Please Be Our Angel!

The Morning Call’s “Be An Angel Campaign” is here for 2017!

Wish Number One: 15 ½ New Refrigerator, Timothy Hay, pine shavings, Purina dry cat food, Large Weather Proof Piggy House, New Entrance Sign, Alpaca, Duck, Senior Horse, Millet Sprays

Wish Number Two: Gift cards from Tractor Supply, Bird Mania, Quakertown Vet Clinic, Highland Animal Hospital, Orefield Vet Clinic, Weis, Staples, Costco, Weaver’s Hardware, Leid’s, Wegman’s, Living Things

Wish Number Three: Sponsorships $200.00 per child per week for underserved children for summer “Ranch Camp.” Volunteers Needed. Monetary donations, Temperate Paints, Gatorades, Journals, soaps, Juices, Canned Pumpkin

The Morning Call “Be An Angel Campaign”

Join Us For Open Gate Farm Tour 2017

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.