New Horizons Youth Ranch is a therapeutic boarding school with a home-like environment, where troubled boys come to develop better life attitudes, grow in their belief, and live life in a safe and nurturing environment.
A Beautiful Rural Location
Nestled in the beautiful mountains of Montana facing the Canadian Rockies, New Horizons Youth Ranch offers a Christian residential program for boys ages 9 to 17.
We have two boys ranches. One is 40 acres nestled in the Mission Mountain Valley of Ronan, Montana. It about 14 miles from Flathead Lake where the boys fish and swim. The other is 10 acres 1 mile west of Lake Kookanusa at Rexford, Montana. Each boys’ facility houses up to 12 boys and includes cattle and horses.
The boys enjoys a wide variety of activities, from camping and rock climbing to horseback riding and fishing.
Hiking - The boys go to Helmer Mountain, Kootenai National Forest, and Glacier Park. While
hiking the boys are taught about the history behind the parks as well as the nature around them.
Hunter/Safety Courses - The boys take these courses to teach them the right and safe way to hunt. These
courses teach them self-discipline and allow them to partake in fun activities.
Fishing - The boys fish in the many lakes and creeks around the ranch. The boys go to the local
fish hatchery to learn what kind of fish are in the lakes and how they are grown and released back into
Camping - The boys go camping several times a year. The camping trips can last anywhere from a couple
of days to over a week. While camping, the boys go swimming, fishing, go on nature walks, cook over
fires, and have devotionals.
Equine - At the ranch the boys learn how to work with horses, groom them, and take care of them. The boys learn how to work with the horses and the horses teach them too, since horses act as mirrors and reflect the boys attitudes right back to them. If they approach a horse with anger or disrespect, the horse will do the same to them. It is a wonderful therapeutic experience for the boys to understand how their actions are being picked up and affecting those around them.