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.

Testimonial: Volunteer Mia Bobenko


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!