Dreamhaven Ranch believes in the value of mentoring today’s youth. We have several programs with this mission in mind.
One on One Mentoring
One on one sessions are designed for individuals that are unable to participate in our group sessions. We offer a Ranch tour meeting to discover the best Dreamhaven program for each person. Each individual session is designed to be flexible using a wide variety of fun and creative methods that are woven through the session. Our individual mentoring program mainly serves the broken but we see benefit in healthy kids riding and playing with hurting kids and it is our desire to integrate them into our group activities when possible.
In this group we pair 1-2 ranch leaders (and an adult leader) & children with special needs who would benefit from additional social interaction with their peers. They do various activities together such as riding, farm chores, playing games, group work and occasionally taking kids on outings into the community. It allows them to be in a safe space learning about friendships and how they work. They meet together for 8 weeks. This has been highly successful with our two pilot groups this year.
Our leadership development program for children ages 12-14. This program allows kids to learn more in depth for what caring for horses looks like through helping out with pens, grooming and needed chores as well as growing their confidence & riding abilities.Activites for Ranch Hands include helping around the ranch, biblical teaching about stewardship and leadership, team building opportunities and special events and ride nights.
Our leadership development program for kids 14-18. This program focuses on leaders bring able to love on the kids that come to the ranch and helping them to grow their ability with the horses. This is accomplished by teaching them what Christ’s love looks like when it is lived out and in turn the Leaders are growing in their leadership abilities. Activities for the Ranch Leaders include assisting for classes & camps, bible studies each year, team building opportunities and special events and ride nights.