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On the 66,000+acre working ranch and farm in rustic Wyoming, teen boys ages 10-17 experience important life lessons that change them for good. Tensions in today’s culture quickly fade as boys understand key principles taught at Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC.

And here’s where your boy’s spiritual, physical, and mental transformation begins! Young men at Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC face physical challenges daily caring for 1,000 cattle on our working cowboy ranch. Plus, in the classroom and workshop, students must tackle their academic/work goals in the classroom and on the ranch. Working, learning, and riding side by side, students travel new paths that lead to new life perspectives.

With over 32 years of helping boys renew and grow, our boys ranch promotes Christian family principles and demonstrates Christ’s love to every teen enrolled at Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC. Our team provides personal attention, focused academics, and exposure to various trade skills integral to running a farm and ranch operation — what each student needs based on his strengths, skills, and interests. And as part of our effective Reality Mentoring, we always practice the “Code of the West.”

Our Mission

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“Helping Young Men Renew Their Mind, Body & Spirit.”

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

That’s why, as Christians, we create and use an authentic cowboy experience for young men ages 10-17. We help them find a new life filled with Christlike love.

Therapeutic working ranch in WyomingA New Beginning

No matter what hinders a young man’s mental and physical health, he deserves a new beginning, regardless of how rocky that fresh start may be! Our program involves living, working, praying, and overcoming obstacles as a team.

Through our program, your teen will learn to handle the difficulties that life can bring and learn to be responsible for himself and others in his care. And he’ll learn the ‘simple’ way of life as he trains in:

  • Ranch Management
  • Horsemanship
  • Outdoorsmanship

Reality Therapy

By changing his current lifestyle, your son will go through ‘real life’ cowboy mentoring–on the ranch, at the farm, and in the great outdoors. Through participation and self-motivation, he’ll uncover his inner strengths and weaknesses. Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC not only helps him deal with issues and stresses healthily and appropriately once they leave but also helps him recognize his responsibilities in life back home.

Yes, ranch life may be simple, but it’s never easy. Young men in our program face lots of trials. But this kind of hands-on living fosters personal growth and maturity as he walks through its challenging experiences.

Located in the rustic mountainous country near Yellowstone Park in Wyoming

Where Teen Boys Walk New Roads, Gain New Lives

Support His Journey

Every young man’s life journey differs, but every trail involves a deeper knowledge and understanding of his developing personality. In turn, each student’s journey at Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC guides him to acknowledge and understand:

  • Dignity
  • Essence of Character
  • Spiritual love
  • Personal insight and responsibility

Why Wyoming

Most youth coming to Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC, are from large metropolitan areas. Here, they experience a new environment steeped with beauty, challenge, and excitement. Getting him out of his comfort zone allows each boy to discover himself in the quietness of God’s creation: the mountainous country near Yellowstone Park is one of the last real wildernesses in the continental US. Society recognizes the growing need to serve youth outside of brick-and-mortar institutions. Ranches are of inestimable value in this endeavor. Conventional school systems tend to keep the boys in a “box,” and they become bored and act out. Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC lets them out of the “box” to explore and follow their instincts and talents.

New Paths, New Views!

Our back-to-basics, log-style buildings on a remote, rural ranch in Wyoming help your young man appreciate what you provide for him back home. He learns not to take his opportunities for granted and opens up to gratitude in this life that helps him journey through it. The young men who join Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC, leave with a deeper respect for authority, self-discipline, and the work ethic that helps them successfully transition into adulthood.

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Contact Us Today

If your son attends Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC, you’ll see the impact that hard work and spiritual development can have and reshape him positively. Our caring staff will answer any questions about the program and facilities. Call today to see if Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC is right for your son.