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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Sincere Thanks As we enter this wonderful Holiday Season with all of its busy moments, we want to take the time to sincerely THANK YOU for your ongoing support of our organization.  We deeply value your contributions of time, talents…

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A Season of Thanksgiving

Wildwood Hills Ranch is happy to announce that our annual Wild About the Child Quad Cities Barn Dance was a huge success! The night was one to remember with a moving speech from a former student from The Ranch and…

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The Story Continues…

First Leadership Retreat Recap Wildwood Hills Ranch is busy serving youth at-risk year-round. We host leadership retreats monthly from early fall until late spring for youth in our programming ages 13-18. Our most recent leadership retreat was a big success…

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A Look at The Ranch Garden

The Program One of the several educational rotations at The Ranch for our students at risk is our agriculture/wellness program. The Ranch has a large green house and garden facility funded largely by Hy-vee’s One-Step Garden program and the Iowa…

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Exciting Fall News!

Fall is Here Greetings from The Ranch! It’s hard to believe that the season of going back to school and crunchy, falling leaves is almost upon us. As we launch into the Fall season, there is much to be thankful…

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Grace’s Story

Summer Programming Conclusion Today wraps up our final session of summer programming for the youth that we serve. We are already planning for and looking forward to the next season. Around the corner are monthly leadership retreat weekends, after-school equine…

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Story of Week Six

Leadership development and team building are two integral components of what The Ranch instills in the youth that attend our summer and year-round weekend sessions. One way that we teach team building and communication skills is through a high ropes…

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Story of Week Five

Making a Difference Our fifth session of summer programming this week has been one where we have had to rely upon the Lord for strength. He never fails us. We feel so blessed and privileged to serve the youth that…

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Spiritual Retreat Week

Greetings from The Ranch! We hope all of you had a wonderful day with your families and friends celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday. Our staff will be experiencing a spiritual retreat today through Sunday before youth show up for the…

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Story of Week Four

We had 119 students on site this week along with leaders and 16 mission team members that graciously came to serve at The Ranch. Our reach was 24 communities throughout the state of Iowa with a focus on the Central…

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