.................................................................................................................... Welcome to Destiny Youth .......................... Coming Up!! Our 2018 Annual Fall Festival and FUNdraiser/Ride-A-Thon!! October 7th at our indoor arena from 1pm-6pm Join us for a fun filled afternoon at Destiny Youth Ranch! We will be offering a silent auction, trail rides $25.00 per person or group/family discounts available, buy a wrist band for $10 to go to all of the carnival games, including “kiss the donkey”, roping, horseshoe toss, cupcake walk (all ages of kids can ride a horse and win a cupcake), Jingles the Clown balloon animals, paint a horse and much more!!! We will have a meal of brats or hotdogs, chips and a drink between 4-6 pm, and we also will be offering a ride-a-thon, similar to bike-a-thon etc.. We will have pledge sheets available for all participants to get sponsors and pledges prior to event. We ask that participants raise a minimum of $70.00 each to participate in all four ride-a-thon events. (Ride-a-thon will consist of roping station, trail ride, obstacle course and games on horse back) Come and help us continue to offer camps and events at DYR! Ride-a-thon pledge form PDF below pictures.
2018 September 28-30: Family Retreat Event begins at 6 pm on Friday with a Potluck Supper and ends around 3 pm on Sunday after our afternoon trail ride. Speaker: Rev. Janet DeCaster Please note that camps fill up quickly!! Register early to guarantee your child's spot for camp!!! Day camps are $50 per camper. Our Spring & Fall retreats are $75 per person. Our 3 day overnight camps are $150 per camper. You can e-mail Pastor Corilee regarding partial scholarships that are available for the 2018 season via the contact form at the top of this page. Only one scholarship per season, per camper please.
Click "Register Now" below in order to sign up electronically for any upcoming camps, retreats, events, or mentoring sessions! Registration is live now!! 1/23/2018
Anyone that wishes to ride at the ranch will be required to fill these forms out yearly (as of the 1st of each year). Please contact us with any Qs!
Destiny Youth Ranch is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Alvord, IA that runs day-camps, overnight camps for girls &/or boys (ages 7-17), and family retreats where you can learn more about God & horses in a quiet, small-town atmosphere! We always have great speakers, worship, crafts, games, campfires, & of course... time with the horses! We teach very basic horsemanship (like how to groom, tack, ride, & communicate with these amazing creatures), get comfortable with riding in an arena, and then get to hit the trail over 45 acres of land! :) We are not affiliated with any specific church or denomination, but are a Faith-based organization. Thanks for visiting! We hope to meet you soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook by clicking the link in the upper right hand corner of this page. Bless you!!
"Destined to bring hope & healing through Christ with horses"
Need List for the Ranch
We have a great need for good quality round bales for the horses this winter.
We are in need of more adult Christian mentors for our mentorship program as well as for future camps/events as this ministry has rapidly grown and expanded!
Please keep our current needs in your prayers.
Ava is Jason & Corilee's granddaughter. She was diagnosed with ALL-Leukemia on May 1st of 2013. As of December of 2015 she will be on "maintenance" for 2 years.
We praise the Lord that she has done so well with treatments. Please join with us in praying that she will NEVER relapse!
We have references available from our vet, farrier, clergy, past participants, and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please use our contact form to get in touch with us or text Pastor Corilee @ 605-553-7422.
We received our training in Bend, OR from Kim and Troy Meeder of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch. Kim is the author of "Hope Rising" & "A Bridge Called Hope." Click here to view Crystal Peak's website or click here to find DYR listed on their "Similar Ministries" page.
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