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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there an airport near the ranch?

Yes:   The nearest airports are in Cody, WY, or Billings, MT.

Will my son participate in daily prayer?

Yes: We require all the boys and staff to attend and respect the Liturgy of the Hours in the morning and a Rosary in the evening, regardless of religious affiliation. Our program centers on the belief that daily prayer is the foundation of all human happiness and fulfillment.

Will my son attend Church services?

Yes: We require all the young men at Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC to attend the weekly Catholic Mass at Our Lady of the Valley parish. Weekday Mass attendance is optional and depends on availability.

What is your religious affiliation?

We are Roman Catholic Christians and accept boys of any other creed, color, nationality, or religious background.

What curriculum does Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC have?

We recommend parents enroll their son in the Our Lady of the Rosary home study program. This correspondence school offers complete teacher services, texts, lesson plans, workbooks, tests, grading, and full diplomas.

Do all troubled youth on the ranch attend school?

Not necessarily: Academic enrollment is based on the length of stay and the wishes of each boy’s parent(s).

What is the recommended length of stay at Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC?

Each individual’s needs are considered, and most boys stay for 9-12 months. We are confident that we can produce lasting change through our program.

How long does it take to process an application?

Usually three days to a week–Based on how long it takes to fill out the application and send your deposit to reserve your son’s space.

When do you take applications?

We process applications year-round.

What type of boys come to Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC?

To ensure that our Bunkhouse is a safe environment for your son, we do not accept boys who are a danger to themselves, others, our livestock, or our property. We determine the eligibility of each child who comes to our ranch during the initial phone interview, at which time we review the boy’s behavioral history and mental disposition.

What ages of troubled boys does your program accept?

Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC serves young men between 12 and 17.

What are the requirements for admission to Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC?

Initial phone interview. Completed application. Admission fee and first-month payment made upon arrival.

What is NOT included?

Health care insurance and medical needs. Individual educational plan-related costs. An initial set of clothing and personal supplies. Academic tuition and books.

What is the program cost?

Non-refundable Admissions Fee of $2,850. Monthly Program Fee: $5,800 per month. Note: Tuition is subject to change based on individual needs and situations on a case-by-case basis.

Please remember that a phone interview is your best way to see if your teen boy will be helped at Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC.

Call us now at (307) 645-3130.

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