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We partner with Mission Teams from churches and organizations who want to serve vulnerable youth at The Ranch!


To help us accomplish our mission, we get excited about partnering with churches and organizations who want to serve Iowa’s youth at-risk. We believe we can achieve a greater impact working together. Whether teams dedicate their time during summer programming, engaging with the children, or year-round projects: we are thankful for the service and partnership of our Mission Teams. The resources they offer allow us to deepen the impact in the lives of the students we serve. We would love to talk with you and your church or organization about partnering with Wildwood Hills Ranch for this affordable, relational, ministry opportunity. For more information, please contact Jeni Bailey, Director of Missions. (952) 239-0407 | jbailey@wildwoodhillsranch.org

Personal Impact

Sam Lopez first heard about Wildwood Hills Ranch and the opportunity to be a team leader as part of a missions group through his church. He then felt a call from God in his heart to make a difference in the lives of the kids that we serve. He took a leap of faith to come and serve and “be where God was telling me to go.” Sam was raised in Arkansas and is in his first year at College of the Ozarks. He looks forward to serving at The Ranch again and credits Wildwood to making a lasting impact on his life. In his words: “Priorities are always God – even just one week with someone can change a child’s heart and your heart as well. Go with a mission team and serve. God’s children are so precious and spending time with them is the best way that you can spend the time on earth you’ve been given.”


If you are 13 years of age or younger, you must be accompanied by an adult. Only 16 ages and up are allowed to stay in bunk houses without a direct adult supervisor. > Attire: Please dress in a respectful manner that is not revealing as we serve vulnerable youth and believe in modesty. This includes but is not limited to the following: tops being long enough to cover leggings, shorts that are not too short, shirts that are not revealing the chest and appropriate swimwear for being in the presence of children.


Staying at The Ranch is truly a wonderful experience of being close to nature without sacrificing amenities. Cabins include the following:

1 Shower, 2 restrooms Air Conditioning Bunks Separate male and female cabin sleeping arrangements Note: Family accommodations to come in the near future!


We serve 3 square meals per day in our Dining Hall with kid friendly options and a salad bar is always available at lunch and dinner.

Note: For dietary restrictions please discuss directly with your trip leader.

Schedule Outline

Sunday – arrive, un-pack, evening pizza and team bonding time Monday – morning welcome and team building, assisting with youth check-in process Tuesday – Thursday – work in your assigned area designation Friday Morning – trail ride, closing ceremonies, clean-up areas, pack up and depart The Ranch.