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Program Description

Operating year round since 1962, the Flying H Youth Ranch is currently serving up to 24 boys, emphasizing concern for helping entire families and encouraging faith in Jesus Christ and the Bible.

Residents often come with little ability to build meaningful relationships, control impulses, achieve academically, or form responsible moral codes. Our program addresses many social problems of our day including: divorced family issues; single parent issues; adoptive family issues; poor academic achievement, along with many others.

The focus of this program is primarily on character development as defined by Biblical standards. The development of character is measured through interaction between the staff and the residents in the following categories;


  • Respect for authority
  • Following instructionsRanch Work - Moving Logs
  • Treating others in a loving way
  • Putting forth the effort to change attitudes into actions for the better
  • Seeking trustworthiness
  • Using your abilities to encourage and serve
  • Seeking wisdom
  • Using abilities to love
  • Making right what was made wrong
  • Persevering


Contact: Jim Fried, Admissions Coordinator
Youth Profile: We accept males, 13 (eight grade)-16½ years old. We will not accept boys who: have been convicted of sexual abuse, serious felons, or chronic drug user referrals.

Minimum Stay: 18 months. We plan for release contingent upon the youth completing program goals.

For more information, download the Flying H Youth Ranch brochure or  low resolution brochure

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

The Flying H Youth Ranch, Hope Academy/Nile Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

The Flying H Youth Ranch is a Christian residential program for troubled teen boys who are struggling within their families.