Cultivating the Extraordinary

Transforming thousands of lives every year

Camp Development Principles

After construction is complete, Young Life camps are financially self-sufficient. All operational expenses, maintenance, ​administrative costs and funded depreciation are paid from camp revenue generated by the camper fee. Only major capital projects require fundraising after the initial purchase or construction.

If you are interested in further information or to make a contribution to the development of Washington Family Ranch please contact us.

Current Projects:

Renovations at Currant Reservoir Dam! Improvements to this vital infrastructure will ​ keep WFR well-watered for years to come and will help protect against severe weather events.

Canyon Multistage Zipline! This innovative ride will provide guests with a soaring bird's-eye view of the hills and canyons near camp and will end near the Sports Center and Giant Swing, without the splash landing of our current three Canyon ziplines!

Muddy Road! The road to camp is part of the adventure, and will be seeing improvements to the gravel base, additional culverts, flashers, grading and widening along the miles maintained by Washington Family Ranch.

​Optimized Spaces

  • A 5th Creekside camper dorm will accommodate an additional 1,232 kids each summer!
  • Did you know Young Life serves families and kids with strollers, wheelchairs and other special access needs? By updating the 40-year-old municipal infrastructure, we'll create more flexible space and better service for guests of all ages and abilities.

Incredible Adventures

  • A Creekside snack bar and gam​e room will provide comfortable space for kids to play and meet with leaders.
  • Canyon's new adventure ride and waterfront will mean less waiting, more doing for campers, leaders and guests!

Extraordinary Legacy

  • Raising the dam creates long-term safety, sustainability and stewardship.
  • Improvements to Muddy Road, Canyon Hotels and Medical facilities will provide for years to come.

Leave No Camper Behind Scholarship Fund

Each year, the staff, volunteers and friends of Washington Family Ranch come together to fundraise so no camper gets left behind for lack of camp funds.

Sometimes it's a job loss. Sometimes it's a medical crisis. Whatever the reason, these kids want to come to camp but the financial cost of the week stands in their way. Their leaders apply on their behalf by the hundreds every year, and with each application comes the story of a kid desperately in need of Christ.

100% of funds donated to LNCB go to campers. The amount WFR can give in scholarship depends on fundraising in the preceding fall, winter and spring. After fifteen years of LNCB, over six thousand campers have received more than one million dollars in scholarship funds! If you would like to partner with the staff of WFR in bringing kids to camp, you can donate through this link​ or send a check to WFR with 'Leave No Camper Behind' in the memo line.

Thank you for helping us bring every kid to camp!

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