Ranch Family Retreat

(formerly Parent-Child Ranch Retreat)

A Western Weekend To Grow Relationships Between Kids and Families

A Weekend of Intentional Family Time

Come get away from schedules and distractions and spend a weekend making memories as a family. Your family will enjoy horses, cattle, trail rides, and more. Can't ride? No Experience Necessary!


Connect together with your family through Biblical devotionals, campfire times, and lessons designed to grow your family bonds and provide a foundation for the rest of the year.

For Ages 9 and Over.

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All-Inclusive Weekend

We'll take care of the planning and meals so that you can focus on growing your relationship with those you love most. Your registration fee includes: Lodging at Paradise Ranch, All Meals, Biblical teaching for both parents and children, Activities for all ages (yrs 9+)  and riding levels.

Activities Include:

  • Team driving
  • Trail rides
  • Cattle drives
  • Cowboy team-building
  • Cattle activities
  • Parable of the Horse demonstrations
  • Wagon rides
  • And more!
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Retreat Dates


September 8-10, 2023

Status: Only Female Housing is Available. Call to Register.

September 15-17, 2023

Status: Nearing Capacity! Register Now!

September 22-24, 2023

Status: Open

September 29 - October 1, 2023

Status: Open

Unique Western Experience

Experience a taste of the Old West at Frontier Village. Bunk up with your family in our rustic bunkhouses and enjoy delicious catered meals. Paradise Ranch has four separate riding arenas, a multi-story barn, and over 120 acres of trails to explore.

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"I thought it would be neat to see what my kids experience during their stay at camp. Top knotch facility. The food is fabulous. Programs and staff are out of this world. We love it there!"

2023 Rates

All Meals, Lodging, and Program


per person

Sample Schedule

(This is a tentative schedule for your planning purposes, some details may change.)


6:00 Arrive and Check-In
6:15 Riding Lessons as families arrive
8:00 Parable of the Horse
9:00 Games/Snack/Family Brand/Goal Setting


7:30 Parent Coffee and Devotional/Kid's Chores
8:00 Breakfast
9:15 Morning Ranch Activities
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Rest and Free Time
2:00 Afternoon Activity Rotations
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Parable of the Horse
8:30 S'mores and Board Games


9:30 Trail Ride/Wagon Ride
10:30 Brunch
11:30 Trail Ride/Wagon Ride
12:30 Surveys and Check Out

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