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How Do We Help An At-Risk Teen? By Unfolding a Boy’s Mind as God Created Him. Teens on Our 66,000+ Acre Working Cattle Ranch Learn Trade Skills and Earn High School Credits.

Located Near Yellowstone National Park … 1,000 Head of Cattle … Horses … Farming … The Boys Learn So Much in a Short Time

Welcome to Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC, a special place where your son will learn the lessons of a lifetime. Every boy has dreamed of being a cowboy. Picture your son helping round up one thousand cattle on horseback near America’s breathtaking Yellowstone Park region! Stresses of today’s culture disappear as boys unplug from devices and learn important life principles in a unique, transformational approach. No Wi-Fi, cellphones, computers, or public TV allowed. With over 32 years of experience with boys (ages 10-17), Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC is unique in our approach to instill principles of family and love as well as the “Cowboy Code of the West” – an honorable, manly approach to life that is still alive and well in Wyoming. This approach is based on our strong Catholic faith, and we accept families from all traditions. We call this “Reality Therapy,” Your son will never be the same. Our experienced, caring, and committed staff provides strong academics and a trade school education. Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC does not offer services to boys who are homeless, have criminal infractions, have intellectual disabilities or psychological problems, juvenile delinquents, or are orphans.

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The Cowboy Code of the West

  • Live each day with courage
  • Always finish what you start
  • Take pride in your work
  • Do what has to be done
  • Be tough, but fair
  • When you make a promise, keep it
  • Remember that some things aren’t for sale
  • Know when to draw the line
  • Talk less and say more
  • Ride for the brand

One-of-a-Kind Ranch, Spiritual Support,
and a Top Education in One…

Restoring Boys and Families for a Brighter Future

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“Through the love of Christ, we aim to educate the mind, strengthen the body, and elevate the spirit of each at-risk young man at Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC. Healing transformation begins when struggling young men recognize that life is sacred and discover their God-given talents in His wonderful Creation.” –Mickey & Mark Schneider

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A Rugged, Caring Ranch for Struggling Boys

Sunlight Mountain, LLC is a different kind of program for boys, designed for troubled teenagers that are:
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