OUR PROGRAMS

CULINARY PROGRAM

We offer a hands-on instructional program that prepares students for employment or continuing education in the food service industry. Food preparation techniques covered in the first year are breakfast foods, dairy, sandwiches, salads, garnishes, fruits, and vegetables. Management skills emphasized are, food safety and sanitation, workplace safety and security, culinary basics, table and food preparation, nutrition.

HORSEMANSHIP

Residents will learn about horses and horse related subjects. They will learn how to safely ride a horse, care for a horse, and connect with a horse. Through this program they should be able to describe ways in which we relate to horses, and how it connects with how God relates to us.
Residents will have opportunities to learn about Rodeo and rules of events, trail riding on our beautiful property, and roping/working cows.

LEATHERWORKING

Students will learn the basics of Leatherworking, including some historical background (impacts of leathercraft throughout several periods of history), tool, equipment and materials handling/implementation, and several leatherworking projects. Furthermore, the students will be required to learn leatherworking terminology.
The students will know how to Pattern, correctly Cut, Stitch, Rivet, Form, Tool, and “Shade” Leather. Also, they will be working with Kydex plastics and learning how to implement those into leathercraft. The students will be familiarized with all of the most common leatherworking tools and materials.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Hiking, sailing, whitewater rafting, fishing trips, camping, and other outdoor activities are usually not a part of the lives of most young people today, but they are with the boys at Flying H Youth Ranch.  At the Ranch we have an emphasis on outdoor activities.  Spending time outdoors is a great place for each of us to connect with each other and with God. It is through these fun and challenging outings that we so often are able to get the root of the issues in a boy’s life. It’s an easy place to talk and share hurts and pains.  These trips are memory makers that last a lifetime!
At the Flying H Youth Ranch outdoor activities, training and recreation involve both boys and staff in a wide range of experiences, including adventurous activities on land and water.  Annual Trips include:  Sailing Trip, 8 Day Hike, Fishing Trips, Multi Night Backpacking Trip, and a 5-Day Camping Trip that includes White Water Rafting.  Methods used include skills-focused learning, problem solving, team building and self-reliant journeys and activities.
Experience in the outdoors provides rich opportunities for personal and social development through carefully structured group work in challenging situations. Trust, care, tolerance and the willingness to give and accept support are all encouraged and anti-social behavior is challenged. Opportunities are presented to exhibit and develop effective inter-personal behavior and to work cooperatively and effectively in teams.

Challenging outdoor experiences promote the development of communication, problem solving and decision making skills which have currency across a range of occupations.  These experiences will encourage resident’s intellectual, physical, spiritual, social and moral development.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.  Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.  They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.  Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Psalm 19:1-

PERSONAL FITNESS

Our Personal Fitness Class and PE activities are designed to help the students learn techniques and methods of keeping in shape. The classes will use cardio and weight training with a goal of overall fitness.  Activities include Physical conditioning through proper nutrition, sports, and outdoor activities.
“And everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we are imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I buffet my body and make it my slave, lest possible, after I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.”   1 Corinthians 9:25-27

WOODSHOP

Students will be able to plan and safely assemble and finish several projects from different types of wood.

This is a one semester class running for 18 weeks.

Instruction will include the following:

Students will demonstrate power tool safety.
Students will demonstrate safe use of power tools:
Students will demonstrate safe use hand tools:
Students will demonstrate the accurate use of a measuring tape.
Students will demonstrate how to properly clean a paint brush.

Students will complete boxes with removable sleeved lid, mitered comers, hinged lid, fingered jointed corners, double dadoed corners, and sliding lids.  Students that finish these projects will have opportunities to work on other projects.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Digital Photography Basics: Students will learn basic camera operations and how to take photographs in varying light source situations
Students will learn about different types of camera’s their settings and lens’. They will learn about basic filters as well as use of a tripod. Students will have the opportunity to use Picasa and learn some basic photo editing. They will learn to use a matte cutter, matting and framing their prints.
The students will be expected to have their work matted and some matted and framed and ready for entry into the Yakima County Fair as well as for their own use as gifts to their parents/ guardians, friends, or for hanging in their own rooms
Our students have developed a passion for photography and many have gone on to take more classes and enter their works in photo competitions.

VIDEOGRAPHY

Introduction to Videography is designed to give students the opportunity to create presentations using Videography — the process of recording sound and visual images on electronic media along with post production video editing. Students develop skills in video production using the technologies of audio-video equipment and computer-based editing software. These are implemented to produce digital media projects for all areas of everyday life. Principles of video basics, the development and creative process, editing, production, effects and presentation are stressed. Opportunities for creativity, problem solving, individual and group interaction, and decision making are incorporated.
 
Learn to:
Organize and manage files that will be used in the project
Locate and use still pictures from the web and other sources
Import pictures and sounds
Arrange pictures on a timeline
Insert transitions between the pictures
Create titles, credits and text overlays
Apply video effects to pictures
Save movies in various formats
 
Other Goals:
Promote basic understanding of videography concepts and techniques
Learn basic video editing terminology
Develop skill in the preparation of video editing in a technological and global society
Apply high standards of communication in the preparation of video editing projects
Foster ethics and attitudes to ensure personal, group, and career achievements
Practice oral, written and tutorial (written, audio, video types) directions

 

Example of the students’ work:
 

METALSHOP

This course explores basic welding techniques with a basic understanding of metal shaping.
 
Students will understand the basic 3 methods of the welding along with bending and shaping various types of metals. Students that master operating all three welding platforms will have the opportunity to weld together projects assigned and create their own artistic pieces. Materials used in the course includes: Handouts, Safety Procedures, Techniques and Exercises from Philip Hobson’s lifetime of machining, metal fabrication, and welding along with a serious of instructional DVDs.