Friends of Sky Ranch

A nonprofit organization

46% complete

$100,000 Goal

Over 68 years ago, Sky Ranch opened its gates for campers to experience a signature program of fun, fellowship, and discipleship with the mission of leading youth and families to know and follow Christ. In 1975, to accommodate demand, Sky Ranch moved from Denton to Van, TX. In 2004, Sky Ranch began operating programs at Cave Springs, Oklahoma, and Ute Trail, Colorado. As our leadership and family camp programs continued to grow, the need for additional capacity was fulfilled by the addition of Horn Creek, in Westcliffe, Colorado, in 2015. Sky Ranch now serves over 60,000 guests every year, striving to provide ministry opportunities for the whole family.

Today, Sky Ranch is a year-round recreational camp with a desire to create experiences for youth and families in an engaging camp environment.  We offer a variety of programs from summer youth and family camps, to school and rodeo programs, retreats, conferences, parent-child weekends, day camp, SkyMoms ministry, and wilderness adventures.   Through our strategic partnerships with West Dallas Community School, The King’s Academy, Interfaith Housing Coalition, Promise Academy, ForeRunner, All Things Made New, Agape, and Bridgebuilders, we have the privilege of serving at-risk children in the Dallas area.  We help equip these children to know that they do not have to be defined by their circumstances.

Emphasizing character and leadership development, Sky Ranch seeks to grow the next generation of Godly leaders.  For our youth, we use the "Sky Ranch Life Map," a character development program that is age specific and developmentally culturally relevant. Starting with a week of camp each summer, the “Life Map” builds upon itself year after year to help shape campers from who they are at 6 years old to who they can be at 18.  Each year our curriculum answers one of four worldview questions: Who is God, What is our need, What is truth, and Who are you.  Since its implementation, thousands have become Sky Ranch summer staff and we have seen over 13,000 decisions for Christ over the last 14 years. The “Life Map” equips our youth with tools to assist them to overcome adversities in life and become Godly leaders in their communities, schools, and churches.


Leading youth and families to know and follow Christ- that's our mission and our heartbeat!


Tuition covers our operating expenses, but we rely on fundraising dollars for our Scholarship Gift Program and large capital items. It is our hope to never turn a child or family away from the opportunity to experience summer camp at Sky Ranch. This summer, we were able to give over $815,000 in scholarships, as the demand continues. The Scholarship Gift Program impacts countless youth and families, including military families, children of incarcerated parents, and those facing circumstances beyond their control.

Additionally, Sky Ranch is at full capacity in our youth and family camps. We have created an Expansion Plan to acquire two additional properties: a youth camp and a family camp, to meet the growing demand. Both camps will operate year-round and will allow us to increase the number of people we will be able to minister to and serve.

We are grateful for your prayerful consideration of donating to Sky Ranch. Please know that every gift, no matter the amount, has a direct, eternal impact on the lives of youth and families.

Organization Data


Organization name

Friends of Sky Ranch

Tax id (EIN)




Religion/Spiritual Focus, Youth & Children

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant


7616 LBJ Fwy Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75251



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