Our Program

DEVELOPING CHARACTER BIBLICAL STANDARDS

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;

OUR CORE CHARACTER VALUES

  • Respect for authority
  • Following instructions
  • 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.

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.

OUR VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Learning to Value Hard Work through a Wide Variety of Professional Trades

Culinary

Hands on prep for the food service industry

Horsemanship

Riding, care and connection with horses

Outdoor Education

Hiking, sailing, fishing, rafting, camping

Personal Fitness

Cardio, weight training and exercise

Videography

Learn the basics with cameras & drones

Woodshop

Plan, build and finish several projects

Metalshop

The basics of welding and metal shaping

Leatherworking

From the basics to the artistry of leathercraft

Photography

Learn the basics of exposure and composition

More Program Details:

Motivation: Here residents are encouraged to give their best through a daily grading system designed to critique the whole person. We operate under a “token economy” where privileges are assigned a token value.

Visits: Visits are encouraged. Visitors are limited to your son’s close relatives. Your son must purchase this privilege with earned tokens, therefore planning is vital to the successful visit. Transportation costs, supervision and pre-arranged return times to the Ranch are your responsibility. Overnight accommodations may be arranged.

Parent Participation: Visits and Family Resolves in which all take part are included in this program. Parents are required to come for the bi-annual Family Resolve weekends. These weekends include workshops, small group discussions, consultation with Family Mentors, and opportunity to interact with staff and other parents.

Parent Cooperation: For program to be successful, full cooperation on the part of the parent is vital. Treatment will be terminated at any stage if such cooperation breaks down.

Discharge: Planning for the return of your son to the home is accomplished through joint planning between the parent and your Family Mentor at the ranch.