Bring your class out for an outdoor adventure they will never forget! We partner with you to tailor-design a program that fits the goals and objectives you have for your students, all while integrating faith and fun!

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WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH?


SUPPLEMENT MY SCIENCE EDUCATION

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TEAM BUILDING FOR MY CLASS

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A FUN FIELD TRIP

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Science Camps on our

1000 acre PLAYGROUND


There are no glass cases or “Do Not Touch” sign between campers and God’s creation. We jump into the middle of it for a truly memorable, educational, and exciting experience!

Our team of adventure guides will lead your students through highly engaging, hands-on, science based learning adventures. The hallmark of each learning adventure is a focused spiritual application leading to a deeper understanding of Biblical and spiritual truth.


STUDENTS INTERACT WITH GOD’S CREATION
ON OUR 1,000 ACRES

Explore our Learning Adventures
Astronomy

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Fossils

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Tree Study

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Birding

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Habitat Hike

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Water Study

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Fishing

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Insects

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Waterway Survey

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Flight

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Outdoor Edibles

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Wildflower Study

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Astronomy

On a clear night during a multi-day camp, campers explore the night sky at our Heaven’s View Observatory. Great instruction and telescopes are provided!

(PASS: ES 3.3)

Birding

Armed with binoculars and a bird identification book, students wait quietly along a trail to marvel at all the birds that come into view. In addition to our resident birds, many migratory species pass through the area during their seasonal trips. The American Bald Eagle even makes an appearence during the winter months!

(PASS: SPI 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2; LS 2.1, 2.2) (ASCF: LS 4.14, 4.15)

Fishing

We will dive deep for a close-up look at the fish living in Flint Creek. These lessons will help your group identify different species of fish, their role in the food chain, and the importance of water quality as it impacts the aquatic habitat. Powerful spiritual lessons are also learned through this adventure!

(PASS: SPI 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2; LS 2.1, 2.2) (ASCF: LS 4.5, 4.3, 4.4, 4.14, 4.15, 4.16)

Flight

Find the wind window and hang on! This adventure explores the basic physics behind the principles of flight using power kites. This great learning adventure is enhanced when the Lord provides some good wind, so check the weather prior to your arrival!

Fossils

Frozen in time, various types of fossiles are recorded in the stones of Flint Creek. Campers will explore geological formations of the region and find, examine, and learn to identify the treasures that lived long ago. This outdoor adventure rocks!

(PASS: SPI 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2; LS 2.1, 2.2) (ASCF: ESS 8.4, 8.7, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3)

Habitat Hike

Hiking the trails around NLR provides oppurtunities to discover the uniqueness of our natural world. We focus on the basic concepts of ecology, as well as discussing and examining the creatures that live in our Ozark forests.

(PASS: ES 3.1)

Insects

Everything was created for a purpose, so don’t let this lab bug you! Students will catch, identify, and attempt to determine what God was thinking when he made the different insects around us. Nets, cages, indentification books, and other tools are all provided!
(PASS: SPI 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2; LS 2.1, 2.2) (ASCF: LS 4.14, 4.15)

Outdoor Edibles

Getting hands dirty foraging for wild edibles and medicinal plants expands the learning process as students discover what Native Americans have known for years. Learn how to identify these treasures from nature in this relaxing, fun, and tasty outdoor adventure!
(PASS: SPI 1.2, 2.1; LS 2.1, 2.2) (ASCF: LS 2.7, 2.8, 4.5, 4.14, 4.16)

Tree Study

Students will branch out in their understanding of life as they take a closer look at the diversity of trees found around camp. From seedling to stump, trees play a key role in the life of our world. Students will practive tree identification and get a chance to take core samples from several different species of trees.
(PASS: SPI 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2; LS 2.1, 2.2) (ASCF: LS 2.7, 2.8, 4.8, 4.16)

Water Study

Finding out what lies beneath the surface requires a person to wade in and take a look. So we will don our creek shoes and observe some of the unseen organisms that call Flint Creek home. Students will use dichotomous keys to identify the microinvertebrates gathered.
(PASS: SPI 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2; LS 2.1, 2.2; ES 3.2) (ASCF: NS 1.1, 1.2; LS 4.6, 4.14, 4.15, 4.16)

Waterway Survey

Discover what happens when a river runs through it, around it, and over it. We will canoe on some limited access areas of Flint Creek, taking a broad look at the streams impact on the land and man’s impact on the stream. We will address concepts of flow, current, contour of the land, aquatic vegetation, team work, and canoeing skills.
(PASS: LS 2.2; ES 3.1, 3.2) (ASCF: LS 4.16)

Wild Flower Study

Spring is an amazing time to explore the forest floor around NLR. Flowers such as the Bloodroot and Trout Lilly mark the entry of spring but are short lived. This is a great time to slow down and smell (and sometimes taste) the flowers!

Challenge your students with a

TEAM BUILDING EXPERIENCE


Every classroom has it’s challenges. Kids aren’t getting along. The class is struggling with communication. Students just can’t seem to work together.

As expert team building facilitators, we are uniquely positioned to help you address these classroom issues through our vast set of recources.


STUDENTS LEARN REAL-WORLD SKILLS LIKE PROBLEM SOLVING
TEAMWORK, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, AND LEADERSHIP

Available Challenge Camps
Geo-Challenges
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Flight Challenge
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Primitive Fire Building
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Challenge Race
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Team Belay
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Issues & Concepts
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Geo-Challenges

Teams members are trained in map reading, compass skills, and how to use a GPS. Their challenge is to use all the tools provided to find items hidden throughout our 1000 acre learning lab. Someone will possess knowledge, another truth, and another an understanding of the culture – whose voice will be heard?

Primitive Fire Building

The mission . . . start a fire using a rock and a chunk of steel. The result is more than a fire for cooking smores. People work individually or in teams to first create a flame and then a sustainable fire. The life lessons abound during this activity which at first seems easy to do – but it’s not!

Team Belay

“I’ve got your back” takes on a new meaning a peers take up the slack for their climbers on NLR’s climbing wall and challenge course. The climber faces trusting his team and the team must take their responsibility serious. The result is powerful for everyone involved.

Flight Challenge

Teams of three must first learn to fly a power kite and then accomplish specific challenges while keeping in the power window. This is not the kite of your childhood!

Challenge Race

As the group gathers, they are handed several back packs of seemingly randomly chosen items and their first clue. The challenge race has begun! For the next three to four hours, they face physical, mental and emotional challenges designed as a diagnostic tool to determine their strengths and weaknesses.

Issues & Concepts

We can put together a wide variety of activities that are built to address things in the classroom like: Roles and Responsibilities, Conflict management, Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Team Work, Adaptability, Trust

STUDENTS INTERACT WITH GOD’S CREATION
ON OUR 1,000 ACRES

Available Team-Building Courses
Geo-Challenges
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Flight Challenge
LEARN MORE

Primitive Fire Building
LEARN MORE
Challenge Race
LEARN MORE

Team Belay
LEARN MORE
Issues & Concepts
LEARN MORE

Geo-Challenges

Fly high through the sky on our zipline, soar through the air at breath-taking speed on the Screamer, push yourself to the limit on the Pamper Pole, and work with a team to overcome the Vertical Playpen, Jacob’s Ladder, and the High-Y! This class is available to senior campers (7th-12th grade) only.

Register Now!

SIGN UP

Primitive Fire Building

Fly high through the sky on our zipline, soar through the air at breath-taking speed on the Screamer, push yourself to the limit on the Pamper Pole, and work with a team to overcome the Vertical Playpen, Jacob’s Ladder, and the High-Y! This class is available to senior campers (7th-12th grade) only.

Register Now!

SIGN UP

Team Belay

Fly high through the sky on our zipline, soar through the air at breath-taking speed on the Screamer, push yourself to the limit on the Pamper Pole, and work with a team to overcome the Vertical Playpen, Jacob’s Ladder, and the High-Y! This class is available to senior campers (7th-12th grade) only.

Register Now!

SIGN UP

Flight Challenge

Fly high through the sky on our zipline, soar through the air at breath-taking speed on the Screamer, push yourself to the limit on the Pamper Pole, and work with a team to overcome the Vertical Playpen, Jacob’s Ladder, and the High-Y! This class is available to senior campers (7th-12th grade) only.

Register Now!

SIGN UP

Challenge Race

Fly high through the sky on our zipline, soar through the air at breath-taking speed on the Screamer, push yourself to the limit on the Pamper Pole, and work with a team to overcome the Vertical Playpen, Jacob’s Ladder, and the High-Y! This class is available to senior campers (7th-12th grade) only.

Register Now!

SIGN UP

Issues & Concepts

Fly high through the sky on our zipline, soar through the air at breath-taking speed on the Screamer, push yourself to the limit on the Pamper Pole, and work with a team to overcome the Vertical Playpen, Jacob’s Ladder, and the High-Y! This class is available to senior campers (7th-12th grade) only.

Register Now!

SIGN UP

It’s not as much of a Field Trip as it is a…

FIELD ADVENTURE!


New Life Ranch is an incredible place to bring your students out for a field trip they won’t soon forget! We have a 1000 acre playground ready to explore. We have a ropes course ready to conquer. We have a professional staff ready to lead your students on an adventure!

The hallmark of each learning adventure is a focused spiritual application leading to a deeper understanding of Biblical and spiritual truth.


STUDENTS LEARN REAL-WORLD SKILLS LIKE PROBLEM SOLVING
TEAMWORK, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, AND LEADERSHIP

Available Challenge Camps
Geo-Challenges
LEARN MORE
Flight Challenge
LEARN MORE

Primitive Fire Building
LEARN MORE
Challenge Race
LEARN MORE

Team Belay
LEARN MORE
Issues & Concepts
LEARN MORE

Geo-Challenges

Teams members are trained in map reading, compass skills, and how to use a GPS. Their challenge is to use all the tools provided to find items hidden throughout our 1000 acre learning lab. Someone will possess knowledge, another truth, and another an understanding of the culture – whose voice will be heard?

Primitive Fire Building

The mission . . . start a fire using a rock and a chunk of steel. The result is more than a fire for cooking smores. People work individually or in teams to first create a flame and then a sustainable fire. The life lessons abound during this activity which at first seems easy to do – but it’s not!

Team Belay

“I’ve got your back” takes on a new meaning a peers take up the slack for their climbers on NLR’s climbing wall and challenge course. The climber faces trusting his team and the team must take their responsibility serious. The result is powerful for everyone involved.

Flight Challenge

Teams of three must first learn to fly a power kite and then accomplish specific challenges while keeping in the power window. This is not the kite of your childhood!

Challenge Race

As the group gathers, they are handed several back packs of seemingly randomly chosen items and their first clue. The challenge race has begun! For the next three to four hours, they face physical, mental and emotional challenges designed as a diagnostic tool to determine their strengths and weaknesses.

Issues & Concepts

We can put together a wide variety of activities that are built to address things in the classroom like: Roles and Responsibilities, Conflict management, Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Team Work, Adaptability, Trust

STUDENTS INTERACT WITH GOD’S CREATION
ON OUR 1,000 ACRES

Available Team-Building Courses
Geo-Challenges
LEARN MORE
Flight Challenge
LEARN MORE

Primitive Fire Building
LEARN MORE
Challenge Race
LEARN MORE

Team Belay
LEARN MORE
Issues & Concepts
LEARN MORE

Geo-Challenges

Fly high through the sky on our zipline, soar through the air at breath-taking speed on the Screamer, push yourself to the limit on the Pamper Pole, and work with a team to overcome the Vertical Playpen, Jacob’s Ladder, and the High-Y! This class is available to senior campers (7th-12th grade) only.

Register Now!

SIGN UP

Primitive Fire Building

Fly high through the sky on our zipline, soar through the air at breath-taking speed on the Screamer, push yourself to the limit on the Pamper Pole, and work with a team to overcome the Vertical Playpen, Jacob’s Ladder, and the High-Y! This class is available to senior campers (7th-12th grade) only.

Register Now!

SIGN UP

Team Belay

Fly high through the sky on our zipline, soar through the air at breath-taking speed on the Screamer, push yourself to the limit on the Pamper Pole, and work with a team to overcome the Vertical Playpen, Jacob’s Ladder, and the High-Y! This class is available to senior campers (7th-12th grade) only.

Register Now!

SIGN UP

Flight Challenge

Fly high through the sky on our zipline, soar through the air at breath-taking speed on the Screamer, push yourself to the limit on the Pamper Pole, and work with a team to overcome the Vertical Playpen, Jacob’s Ladder, and the High-Y! This class is available to senior campers (7th-12th grade) only.

Register Now!

SIGN UP

Challenge Race

Fly high through the sky on our zipline, soar through the air at breath-taking speed on the Screamer, push yourself to the limit on the Pamper Pole, and work with a team to overcome the Vertical Playpen, Jacob’s Ladder, and the High-Y! This class is available to senior campers (7th-12th grade) only.

Register Now!

SIGN UP

Issues & Concepts

Fly high through the sky on our zipline, soar through the air at breath-taking speed on the Screamer, push yourself to the limit on the Pamper Pole, and work with a team to overcome the Vertical Playpen, Jacob’s Ladder, and the High-Y! This class is available to senior campers (7th-12th grade) only.

Register Now!

SIGN UP

Take Care of These Things.

WE’LL TAKE CARE OF THE REST.


RESERVE A DATE

Contact Jared McDaniel ( jared@newliferanch.com), our Outdoor Ministries Coordinator, and let us know then you want to come and how many students you will bring. We offer a wide variety of options for length of stay, anywhere from 1 day/1 meal to 1/week/15 meals.


SET YOUR CURRICULUM

Whether you have specific ideas for the types of learning adventures or team building activities you want to do, or you aren’t sure but you know you want to bring your students out to the Ranch, we want to help you build a camp that will accomplish the goals you have for your class.

After booking a date, we will work with you to design a program that fits your needs.


RECRUIT PARENTS AND TEACHERS

We ask for one (1) adult for every ten (10) students in the cabin.

Registration Policies


Guest groups are responsible for paying for the minimum reservation number and for guests that exceed the reservation number. Groups have until 90 days before the event to make changes in the reservation number and length of the event.
If the final number of people attending an event is below the contracted minimum reservation number, your group will be charged for those who attended and 80% for those who didn’t, up to the reservation number.

NLR needs your group’s final numbers one week before your event. If you later discover that the number of participants is going to exceed the number you reported, please call NLR to see if space and food are available for extra guests.

New Life Ranch is a non-profit ministry and therefore all charges are set based off of meal costs, staffing needs, and operating expenses. We attempt to keep costs as affordable as possible for all our guest services. Price are per person. NLR Provides all Food Services. All means ae all-you-can-eat.

STANDARD RATES

1 Night + 3 Meals :: $62.50
1 Night + 4 Meals :: $67.50
2 Night + 4 Meals :: $88
2 Night + 5 Meals :: $93
2 Night + 6 Meals :: $98
3 Night + 7 Meals :: $134
3 Night + 8 Meals :: $139

CHILD RATES FOR FAMILY RETREATS

Birth – 2 Years :: FREE
3 – 6 Years :: 50% OF THE ABOVE COST
7 – 12 Years :: 75% OF THE ABOVE COST

ADDITIONAL INFO

Minimum stay for a weekend group :: 1 NIGHT + 3 MEALS
Minimum Group size for a Guest Ministry :: 250 PEOPLE (ask about exceptions)
Minimum Group size for a Exclusive Use of the Grounds:: 250 PEOPLE, or 40 FAMILIES
Group of 85 or more receive 5% OFF THE PER PERSON PRICE

Please contact us for rate for retreats lasting longer than three (3) nights.

  • To reserve requested dates, NLR requires a deposit of $10.00 per guest reservation ($10 x Minimum Reservation Number = Deposit).Reservations are not confirmed until the deposit and contract have been received.
  • $50 per square inch of graffiti.
  • $50 per fire extinguisher discharged in cases of no fire and $1000 per fire extinguisher discharged in cases of no fire in Wagon or Saddle Inn.
  • Amounts for other damages will be based on estimates provided by our faculties staff for costs of materials and labor.

If cancellation occurs at any time, your deposit will be forfeited. If the cancellation occurs within the 90 days of the scheduled event, NLR requires payment of 50% of the minimum reservation number. In cases of severe or unsafe weather please contact New Life Ranch to discuss options of postponing or rescheduling your event. If a cancellation has to be made due to weather, deposits will be refunded or credited towards a future event.

Bring your Group Out


FOR AN ADVENTURE!

 




Groups attending NLR must be in agreement with our Article's of Faith.

New Life Ranch's

ARTICLES OF FAITH

DOCTRINAL STATEMENT

As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on our fellow believers in Christ to support New Life Ranch’s ultimate goal to “proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and equip believers for ministry.” This happens not only through personal relationships with one another, but also by donating time and effort to keep this “Valley Set Apart” a great place to gather.

As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on our fellow believers in Christ to support New Life Ranch’s ultimate goal to “proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and equip believers for ministry.” This happens not only through personal relationships with one another, but also by donating time and effort to keep this “Valley Set Apart” a great place to gather.

Our Doctrinal Statement indicates that NLR holds to the historic doctrines of the Christian Faith. Our policy is to partner with those of like-faith. We realize that there are honest differences of opinion among godly believers on issues such as speaking in tongues, divine healing, divine sovereignty and human responsibility, the security of the believer, political and economical theories, etc.

In order to encourage Christian fellowship and unity, and as a matter of Christian courtesy to others on the grounds, we ask that guests do not seek to convince anyone outside their own group of a particular view point.

ARTICLES OF FAITH

  • A belief in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and inerrant in the original writing, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life. II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13
  • A belief in one God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14
  • Beliefs that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of Mary, a virgin and a descendant of David. John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35
  • A belief that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from fellowship with God; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature. Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22, 23; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12
  • A belief that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures as our representative and substitution sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him and accept Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. Romans 3:24, 25; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; I Corinthians 15: 1-3
  • A belief in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord and His ascension into Heaven, and that He is there at the right hand of God as our High Priest and Advocate. Acts 1:9,10; Hebrews 9:24; Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:35; I John 2:1-2; I Peter 1;3-5
  • A belief in that blessed hope - the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and that He will set up His Kingdom on earth. Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 19:11-21
  • A belief that all those who in faith accept the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:6; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13,14; John 16:13; I John 2:20,27; Ephesians 5:18
  • A belief in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust; the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost. Matthew 25:46; John 5:28,29; John 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5,6,12,13; Luke 23:43; Philippians 1:23; Philippians 3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16-17