Monday, August 15, 2011

2011 Golf Classic

Eighteen holes, one hundred golfers three hundred tees, and thousands in donations is what gives kids each year the opportunity to go to camp. Teen Ranch’s Charity Golf Classic, in it’s 22nd year, is a highlight for staff and donors alike. Everyone gets together to make it possible for kids to go to camp.

This year on Monday, September 12 Ranch friends and family will tee off at Caledon Golf club for the annual event. Tee off is at 8 AM and the tournament runs as a ‘best ball’ competition. After the game all golfers and sponsors gather at the Teen Ranch Dining room for a meal and an auction. Prizes are donated from local businesses and other sponsors; last years prizes included passes to the Hockey Hall of Fame and a VIA Rail trip.

The 2010 tournament sponsored 35 campers to attend Teen Ranch’s summer week-long residential camp. These campers are from right here in Orangeville all the way to Harlem NY. During summer camp they develop skills in soccer, hockey, horse riding or extreme sports, are able to meet new friends and grown mentally, physically and socially.

Emma, a young camper here week two says, “Teen Ranch is an amazing opportunity for an adventure. I absolutely love it here. Teen Ranch is Heaven on Earth!!” Kayla, from week 4, had a similar experience, “It was my first time at teen ranch and I had such a good experience! I wouldn’t change anything!”

At Teen Ranch we feel so privileged to be able to build into the lives of kids.

Help us make it happen by golfing with us on the 12th, by sponsoring the tournament or donating prizes. For more information please contact Shannon at 519 941 4501 ext 299 or email

Focus - Brendan Obrien

The theme for the summer this year is ‘FOCUS’. The verse we used to challenge the staff, and back this theme up, is found in Galatians 6:9, and reads:
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Working for the summer at Teen Ranch, is an awesome opportunity to do ‘good’ for people, and to simply talk to them about God. However, we find that time and time again, things come up that take our focus away from doing these ‘good’ things.

Jesus gives us an awesome illustration in Luke 9 of what focus looks like. Jesus had asked several people to follow him, and they all replied with “yes, but first let us go and take care of some things first, ” and Jesus’ reply was, “No-one who puts his hand to the plough and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

What a great challenge to fix our eyes ahead and ‘FOCUS’ on what God calls us to do. He will help us do this when we ask Him.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

KHL vs Canadian Hockey Games Friday & Saturday Night!

The Russians have returned to Teen Ranch!

Donetsk Donbas, a team from the Ukraine, made up of Ukrainian and Russian professional players, from the Russian Upper League, are here training at Teen Ranch. Players from the KHL (Continental Hockey League), the farm club for the Russian Pro League are playing a team of Canadians this weekend as a part of their North American Training.

Their manager and director John McIntosh says "The Ukrainian team next season is joining the Russian Upper League.  It’s a big step up for them.  This Canadian tour is a chance to evaluate their players (27 coming to Canada).  The tour is also a way to show the team their commitment towards building a professional program. Its my hope that we'll be able to bring one Russian or Ukrainian pro team each summer to Teen Ranch."

Canadian players are everywhere from Jr A to NHL draft picks for this years teams.

Games are July 22 & 23 at 6 PM in the Teen Ranch Ice Corral.

As a part of their Canadian hockey experience Donetsk Donbas will also be visiting sites in Southern Ontario at the Hockey Hall of Fame, Niagara Falls and the CN Tower. Though they are looking forward to exploring the area they are here primarily to train, their pro season starts approximately a month before ours. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Minute to Win It Needs

I have another quick request for some things (thanks to all you who have responded to my other request!)

I'm looking for some things to use for minute to win it and various other camp activities. So some things that I could use that you would probably just throw out anyway are:
Empty cereal boxes
Empty soda cans
Empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls
Compact disks (especially the ones that you scratched or messed up so that they are basically only good as a coaster)
Empty kleenex boxes
Old (or new) puzzles (especially ones that are in the 20-60 piece range) - these are good for incorporation into games as part of a challenge, or they can be used for team building, and various sorts of things.

Thanks everyone!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Camp

Hi Everyone!

We've had a busy couple months with school groups and planning for SUMMER!

As we organize ourselves for Summer program, there are some things we still need to make the games and activities the best they've ever been.

If you are able to donate any of the following items to Teen Ranch please call 519 941 4501 or email Josh Menzies at

Thanks so much for your generosity!

1) White sheets of any kind (for flags and such in summer)
2) Solid colour sheets of any kind
3) Rubbermade bins
4) Paint (finger paint, craft paint, fabric paint)
5) Water balloons
6) Boardgames (especially short ones like: Trouble and Sorry, as well as other short games like: Connect Four, Tic-tac-toe, Dutch Blitz, and games like that).
7) Any sort of old clothing that you think might be useful for a costume of some sort.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Hockey Source Live

Our director, Tim Stevens, was on the radio recently being interviewed by the Hockey Source about our summer schools.

Listen HERE.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mother Daughter Equestrian Retreat

Bring your mothers out for Mothers Day for a fun relaxing weekend full of good food, new friends and a great time on horse back.

Lessons and trail rides available throughout the weekend, as well as nature hikes, crafts, games, yoga and lots of relaxing!

$200 + HST

Call Britt for more information 519 941 4501 or email at

REGISTER HERE! or email Britt at