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 fun and learning!

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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 nature. 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 an intentional application leading to a deeper understanding of themselves and their classmates.


STUDENTS INTERACT WITH NATURE
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

LEARN MORE

Insects

LEARN MORE

Waterway Survey

LEARN MORE

Flight

LEARN MORE

Outdoor Edibles

LEARN MORE

Wildflower Study

LEARN MORE

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.

(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 their is 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 purpose the different insects around us serve. Nets, cages, identification 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 Team Building Adventures
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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ROPES COURSE
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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!

ROPES COURSE

The ropes course on Patmos Island is sure to challenge your students and give them an experience they can’t get in the classroom. Between flying down our 400ft zip line, scaling the climbing wall, and navigating the elements of our hub & spoke, the opportunities for students to learn about team work, conquering fears, and understanding trust abound.

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

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 an intentional application leading to a deeper understanding of themselves and their classmates.

For a customized experience please contact us. We can design a mix of programming to meet your individual goals, objectives, and available time.


STUDENTS INTERACT WITH NATURE
ON OUR 1,000 ACRES

Explore our Learning Adventures
Astronomy

LEARN MORE

Fossils

LEARN MORE

Tree Study

LEARN MORE

Birding

LEARN MORE

Habitat Hike

LEARN MORE

Water Study

LEARN MORE

Fishing

LEARN MORE

Insects

LEARN MORE

Waterway Survey

LEARN MORE

Flight

LEARN MORE

Outdoor Edibles

LEARN MORE

Wildflower Study

LEARN MORE

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.

(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 their is 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 purpose the different insects around us serve. Nets, cages, identification 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!

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

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

Primitive Fire Building
LEARN MORE
Challenge Race
LEARN MORE

ROPES COURSE
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!

ROPES COURSE

The ropes course on Patmos Island is sure to challenge your students and give them an experience they can’t get in the classroom. Between flying down our 400ft zip line, scaling the climbing wall, and navigating the elements of our hub & spoke, the opportunities for students to learn about team work, conquering fears, and understanding trust abound.

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

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.

Reservation Rates & Policies


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.

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. Pricing is based on the number of nights and meals:

STANDARD RATES

Day camp (no nights) & no meal ($5): $30pp
Day Camp (no nights) & 1 meal ($5): $35pp
1 Night ($57.50) & 3 Meals ($15): $72.50pp
1 Night ($57.50) & 4 Meals ($20): $77.50pp
2 Nights ($100) & 4 Meals ($20): $120pp
2 Nights ($100) & 5 Meals ($25): $125pp
2 Nights ($100) & 6 Meals ($30): $130pp
2 Nights ($100) & 7 Meals ($35): $135pp
3 Nights ($150) & 8 Meals ($40): $190pp
3 Nights ($150) & 9 Meals ($45): $195pp
4 Nights ($180) & 12 Meals ($60): $240pp

Deposit

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. You have two options when paying your final bill:

  1. Pay the total amount, less the deposit.
  2. Roll over the deposit to book an event and reserve space on NLR’s calendar for the following year.
Cancellation

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.

All camp programs include activities that have some risk, but we plan our program with safety in mind. Here are some of our safety and emergency policies for your stay:

  • Groups are responsible for providing at least one counselor for every ten kids in a cabin.
  • We answer incoming phone calls and check messages 24 hours a day during your camp sessions. Intercom telephones are in every building; we’ll get messages to you.
  • Group leaders or parents are responsible for administering first aid and making medical decisions regarding themselves and their students.
  • In case of an emergency, physicians and a hospital are 15 minutes away in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.