Give your son the immersive ranch and wilderness experience of a lifetime. More than a ranch program, Frontier’s wilderness expedition aspect is an amazing and effective way to help preteen and teen boys reset life values, purpose, and priorities. The boys ranch serves young men 10-17 who are struggling socially, academically, or behaviorally. It takes them out of their comfort zone to teach them deep-standing life lessons that will help them flourish for a lifetime. Our campus near Yellowstone National Park plays a pivotal part in the program for at-risk boys. Founded by a Catholic family, Oasis Boys Ranch intentionally uses “back to nature” wilderness opportunities, with the Rocky Mountains and a 55,000 acre ranch as a backdrop, to heal troubled youth. Your son will experience pristine nature on his journey toward restoration and recovery. The boys ranch will build dignity, self-respect, and responsibility in your boy as he experiences living off the grid in the Rocky Mountains.
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Our boys ranch and wilderness program will help strengthen your struggling boy through ranch responsibilities coupled with amazing back-country wilderness expeditions. Your son will experience pristine nature on his journey toward restoration and recovery. We will build dignity, self-respect, and responsibility in your boy as he experiences living off the grid in the Rocky Mountains. The wild frontier is a school that will help push the boundaries of your boy’s knowledge and skills. Character-building situations will abound, teaching your boy to overcome obstacles within himself and his environment. He’ll also learn things about life management and what matters in life, absent the typical distractions youth have today.
We work with boys struggling with:
From our Base Camp on a working cattle ranch, in the high desert of Northwest Wyoming, to the tops of the Absaroka Mountain Range, your troubled son will begin to understand and appreciate the beauty of the great outdoors and develop a sense of awe that will help him explore the ideas of his place in this world.
The question of “Why am I here?” has many meanings when overlooking the valleys and across the sagebrush, away from family and poor influences. More than a boys ranch, our program offers the wilderness as God’s school room, to teach principles relating to God, Family, and Community.
As a safe place for boys with troubled relationships, we use the surrounding outdoor environment as a classroom where your son is taught to face daily challenges head-on, without excuses.
At other places boys who are disruptive often get a “time out,” we give them a “time in” – time in the great outdoors, time in reflection, and time in communication with God.
Many boys ranches, often called “dude” ranches develop their activities on the ranch and cowboy lifestyle. But our program starts at the ranch and moves outward into the wilderness. It is an incredible experiential encounter with nature set in a “cowboy” culture and tradition with beautiful mountain and desert panoramas. All life-changing ranch and wilderness activities include avenues in which boys will experience success, dignity, and gain confidence. Since ranches make their living outside, most activities of our boys ranch are devoted to that environment, but much time is spent off the ranch, out in the Oasis Boys Ranch wilderness. Some outside activities include zip-lining on the campus, geocaching, metal detecting, rockhounding, camping, hiking. Indoor group activities include a wide range of social interactions such as the use of the indoor gym, weightlifting, leather tooling, woodworking crafts, ping pong, pool, card, and board games, etc.
Spring is involved in outdoor learning about calving and getting ready for summer pasture with the annual branding and sharing the branding tradition with other ranches. This is by far the most favorite time of the year for the boys. Summer is filled with fishing, swimming, boating, and riding. Fall is getting ready for the cows to come home and harvesting. Horseback riding, mechanizing, and harvesting are part of the normal day. Sledding or tubing on the Sunlight mountain range is a favorite activity during the winter. We help boys relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of hiking, fishing, and camping. The whole philosophy of Oasis Boys Ranch is dependent on these experiential learning encounters.
We utilize authentic ranch experiences and a team filled with the love of Christ to heal the troubled and wounded youth in our care. Our program features outdoor education and activities to help rebuild the character and self-respect of each student, making them a morally confident contributing member of society. We believe that the ranch activities that are included in our program will educate the mind, strengthen the body, and dignify the spirit of the young men who are sent here. The program is built to be a unique alternative to traditional methods of behavioral treatment. More than wilderness learning program, our outdoor education program helps teen boys reconnect with God and create a personal foundation rooted in Christian values and principles. Located in the mountains of Wyoming, the mission of the beautiful cattle ranch is to restore struggling boys and give them hope for a bright future.
“The time that my son spent in this program was very impacting, and helped him grow, heal, and finish high school. Oasis Boys Ranch meets troubled teens where they are, sees them with the face of love, and slowly, patiently and methodically helps them confront their woundedness and learn to take the next necessary steps towards recovery. …” Read More
“The program taught me how to be a leader, and how to be level-headed and calm in bad situations. Most importantly, Oasis Boys Ranch showed me how to live a happy, sober life. It saved my life, and I am very grateful to the program…” Read More
“Oasis Boys Ranch is an answer to prayer. Our 15-year-old son was struggling throughout his life behaviorally and emotionally. Oasis Boys Ranch provided a challenging, loving, and faith-filled environment to help him grow. He participated in the program for a full year, and it was worth it!…” Read More