- Our Mission
- Future Plans
- Facility Rental
- Board Members
- Ranch Staff
Who Is Wildwood Hills Ranch? Wildwood Hills Ranch is a 400-acre non-profit facility, set in the scenic hills of Madison County, just south of Des Moines. Founded in 2001, the ranch exists to transform lives and strengthen communities by providing healing, hope, and God’s unconditional love to children and youth at-risk. Free summer camp and year-round retreats are offered to at-risk children ages 8 -18. Kids are immersed in a fun, safe environment where character, leadership, and teamwork are modeled and taught. The ranch is an ideal setting for children to learn new life skills and gain the confidence necessary to transcend current impoverished, abused, or neglected environments. Campers enjoy first-class facilities and recreational activities including horseback riding, water sports, team building, arts and crafts and much more. Most importantly, children are offered hope and love while being challenged to grow into people of integrity who contribute to the communities they live in. Who Does WWHR Serve? The children who participate in Ranch programs are currently suffering or are at-risk of physical and/or sexual abuse; neglect; parental drug and alcohol abuse; gang violence; instability in family relationships; absence of one or both parents; repeated or permanent out of home…
- Videos From the Ranch
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- Programs & Events
- Summer Program
- Bounceback Retreats
In addition to our summer camp programming, Bounceback Retreats are held throughout the school year. Youth are invited back to the Ranch to continue practicing their newly learned skills during these 1 to 2 day retreats. They provide the youth opportunities to build upon the positive summer experiences they have had at Wildwood Hills Ranch. Bouncebacks are also a time to reconnect with and encourage the children. They are another building block in our efforts to help children lay a better foundation to grow upon.
- Faith & Family Events
- Wild About the Child Barn Dance & Shindigs
- Open Trail Rides
- The Horses
- Character Counts
Wild About the Child Barn Dance & Shindigs
There are multiple events around the state of Iowa each year dedicated to celebrating and supporting the at-risk children we serve!
The Quad Cities’ Wild About the Child Barn Dance will be held at Veritas Stables on Nov. 8, 2014. Guests will enjoy music by Wild Oats and delicious food from The Machine Shed! Purchase tickets Now!
View the live auction pdf
Check out our Quad Cities’ Facebook Event Page!
The Des Moines Wild About the Child Shindig will be May 3 at the infamous Stine Party Barn in West Des Moines! (Check out the gallery below for barn photos!) The Shindig will feature food samplings from prominent Des Moines area restaurants, a mechanical bull, photo booth, live music from the band Brother Trucker and a live and silent auction. Sponsorship packages are being sold with the inclusion of complimentary tickets, thus if anyone chooses to be a sponsor, they will receive tickets to bring guests.
Contact Kelsey DeMoss at 641.396.2414, ext. 202 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to RSVP.