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One of the best things about having a retreat at New Life Ranch is that there is a lot to do. More than that, there is a lot to do here that you can't do anywhere else. Here is a list of some of the things guests have the opportunity to experience while on a retreat.

The following activities are available year round and don't require any scheduling.

Outdoor Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Flicker
  • Fishing (Bring your own gear!)
  • Disc Golf
  • Horseshoes
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking (Bring your own bike and helmet!)
  • Tether Ball
  • Hiking
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Carpetball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Soccer
  • Smash Ball

Indoor Activities

  • Basketball
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong
  • Volleyball
  • Floor Hockey
  • Dodgeball
  • Gym Games
  • Bowling
  • Board Games
  • Pop-a-Shot Basketball

Scheduled Activities

These activities must be scheduled in advance of your retreat. The sooner you are able to communicate your needs for these activities to us the better we will be able to serve you during your stay.

The Waterfront
Waterfront (Open May-September)
The Waterfront is the center of swimming activities at NLR. With a blob, two slides, a trolley, and the rings there are great activities for everyone! The Waterfront is generally open from May to September. There must be a lifeguard present to use the Waterfront. NLR will provide a lifeguard. Please let us know at least two weeks before your retreat when you will want the Waterfront open.
The Pool
Patmos Challenge Course (Click to see prices)
Take a ride down our 400ft zipline, experience a crazy swing on the Screamer, test your nerves on the Pamper pole, or try one of our other 8 high elements over on the island known as Patmos. We also offer Team Building sessions for groups which uses the Low and High Ropes courses as well as prop initiatives. Please let us know at least two weeks in advance of your retreat if you would like to use Patmos or schedule Team Building. Find out more about the elements on Patmos.
Campfire
Campfires
Campfires are a great way to have a unique experience for your group. They can be used for breakout sessions after chapel, or as a way to hang out in a unique environment. We can provide everything you need for s’mores ($.50 per person). If you want to bring your own s’mores you can. We’ll still provide roasting sticks. Let us know when you will need campfires in advance of your retreat so we can have them ready.
The Pool
Archery Tag ($100/hr- Up to 20 people at a time can participate)
One part tag, one part dodgeball, this activity is sure to be a group favorite! Players are split into two teams, then work together to eliminate all the players on the other team. Please let us know in advance of your retreat if you would like to participate archery tag so we can provide a trained staff member to supervise the activity.
The Pool
Pool (Open May-September)
The Pool is a great place to hang out! With a 2 huge slides, water basketball and volleyball, there are great activities for everyone! The Pool is generally open from mid-May to Labor Day. There must be a lifeguard present to use the pool. NLR will provide a lifeguard. Please let us know at least two weeks before your retreat when you will want the pool open.
Pony Rides
Pony Rides (Free with scheduled Trail Rides)
Pony rides are a great way for young children (under the age of 8) to experience riding horses. Pony rides are done in our barn with experienced wranglers to ensure a safe and controlled environment. Pony rides must be scheduled in advance of your retreat so we can make sure that we have enough horses and staff to serve you well. Pony rides are free if you schedule Trail Rides, otherwise they are $25 per hour.
Trail Rides
Trail Rides ($15 per person)
NLR’s horseback trail rides are a great way for participants 3rd grade and older to experience riding horses and see some of our beautiful 1000 acres of woods and fields. Trail rides have an additional fee and must be scheduled in advance of your retreat at NLR. Find out more about Trail Rides.
Target Sports
Target Sports (Prices vary)
Test your marksmanship on our Riflery Range ($50 per hour- Up to 12 participants per hour), try to hit the bulls eye at the Archery Range ($30 per hour- up to 12 participants per hour), and follow the clay pigeon on our Skeet Shooting Range ($50 per hour- up to 12 participants per hour). Please let us know in advance of your retreat if you would like to participate in any of the target sports so we can provide a trained staff member to supervise the activity.
Trail Rides
Laser Tag ($150/hr- Up to 20 people at a time can participate)
Grab a laser gun, join a team, come up with a strategy, win the round! We have indoor and outdoor courses, and play a variety of games such as Capture the Flag, Convoy, Free for All, and Survivor.Please let us know in advance of your retreat if you would like to participate laser tag so we can provide a trained staff member to supervise the activity.