Hi Everyone!!

Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Jenn Harrod, therapists for the WAR Program at Remembrance Ranch! I am SUPER excited to leave in a week for this life changing event, but wanted to give you an update on what I have been working on so far:

We have completed 5 assessments, with another scheduled this week. During the assessment process, I will meet with the parent/guardian of each child separately, then meet with the child. During these meetings, we discuss the families history and need for Remembrance Ranch, complete a brief bio-psycho-social-spiritual history, and discuss needs. The process takes on average an hour from start to finish. While I am meeting with each child, Patrick is discussing the schedule at camp, the packing list, and handling any questions the parent/guardian may have. Its an exciting process, and we have met incredible families who are embarking on this journey with us.

Each of our 5 WAR participants are special. They have individual talents that we are excited to utilize during the week. From photography, to drawing, engineering and athletic skills…we are sure they will all be an asset to the team and will help each other grow and learn new and exciting skills to bring home.

I am very excited, as I am sure all of our families are as well. The week will be full of opportunity, memories and spiritual growth. I am pumped to see how God is going to use each of us to fill his purpose for the Kingdom, and am amazed at how he has prepared the camp, the staff and the families for a week full of amazing opportunity. We are so blessed, with the thanks going to GOD!

See you all on Monday at 7:30am! Be BLESSED!

So pumped!

I am excited to get into the lives of these kids. I know the value of being told that everyone deserves a second chance at making good choices. I was a rebellious fool for most of my younger life, but there comes a time when we have to say enough is enough and change our destructive pattern of living. That time came for me, as it does for many people, when I found myself in Christ Jesus. Most of the boys probably feel like they are beyond that second, third or fourth chance in life. Thank God that we can never out run our amazing God.
Can’t wait to see what He has planned! 

Welcome to W.A.R.!

Welcome to the W.A.R. Blog!  

WAR (Wilderness Adventure Ranch) is an 8-day power-packed program being offered this summer.  The program will focus on the WAR each teenager faces inside and at the world around them!  WAR will offer Wilderness Adventures & Survival, as well as Leadership & Teambuilding in an environment free from the everyday distractions of life.

WAR is a camp experience for pre-teens for early intervention.  This program is for youth beginning to have difficulty managing their anger and emotions, struggling to transition into a place of personal responsibility, and lacking respect for others.  The ranch site is at Eagle Village in Hershey, MI.

The outcome of this program includes:

  • Gaining a sense of personal self-worth

  • Understanding their role on family and community

  • Learn the importance of making healthy decisions, and the consequences of unhealthy ones

  • Respect for themselves, the boundaries of others and the values of their community

  • Realize their potential by taking positive risks and learning new things

  • Improves social, emotional and behavioral functioning

  • More productive ways of managing daily stressors and conflicts

  • Ability to step out of personal comfort zone and try new things

  • Positive growth experience for youth

WAR will include intensive programming and structure, skill-building modules, real-life applications and goal setting that are appropriate for each age level.

During the week of June 18th, you will be able to follow our team as we venture into the wilderness of northern Michigan!  Our Ranch Leaders and Therapist will update this page daily with daily happenings, projects, prayer requests, and everything else!  Please comment as you are able to lift our team and the teens up in prayer and support!

Remembrance Ranch exists to transform the lives of struggling teenagers and their families through the power of Jesus Christ impacting today’s culture for the glory of God and the benefit of society.