Candlelight Ranch provides unique opportunities for its Ranchers who include special needs and at-risk youth served by community organizations and agencies. Our exceptional programs are catered to meet the needs of each Rancher or group of Ranchers, whether they have physical or mobility limitations, or mental and emotional challenges.
The Ranch offers day, overnight and weekend visits and programming for Ranchers.
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This season, the Texas style ranch holiday party felt a unique chill in the air… from the weather! The weather may have been cold, but hearts were warm as the crackling fire place set the tone for this year’s party, filled with holiday activities, therapeutic reprieve, and overall gratitude. With white Christmas lights strung atop … Continued
Candlelight Ranch would like to thank Scarlett Mitchell for her inception of this beautiful partnership. In her words… This is what the new Hope Project, Military Family Days, are all about! It’s hard for me to put into words just what Military Family Days at Candlelight Ranch mean to me. I am the little sister of … Continued
The extra rain over the last year has done wonders for Candlelight Ranch. The grass is greener, the garden is overflowing, and most exciting of all- Lake Travis is back on the property! A short hike down Tamer’s Trail reveals our fishing dock and next to it is a line of boats waiting for the … Continued
Beginning the Summer of 2015, Candlelight Ranch began hosting foster children camps at the ranch. These innovative camps focus on EAGALA, high and low ropes challenge courses, wildlife survival, movement work, interactive water features, hiking, cooking from the land and food forest, hiking, and nature crafts. These camps are offered completely free of charge to … Continued
“Four years ago we travelled from the UK to Candlelight Ranch with our son, who has severe autism. We were astonished by the results. The Ranch extended a magical effect – our son blossomed, tolerating clothing his sensory issues had always prevented, asking someone’s name for the first time, and, above all, being blissfully happy … Continued
Through free family days, Candlelight Ranch is able to bring its mission straight to local families. “Thank you for inviting us back to this beautiful place. Families like ours don’t have places like this where we can get outside, go have fun and be ourselves. He gets so many new experiences!” Alexsay and his family … Continued
Candlelight Ranch continues to extend its mission to the community with Family Days. Through the hard work of summer interns and volunteers, Candlelight hosted a variety of family oriented programming focused on families working together and bonding through therapeutic programming such as EAGALA, challenge courses, edible hikes, and farm to table gardening. One camper squealed … Continued
Zipping over the Canyon and through the woods….This summer we had the opportunity to introduce an amazing wilderness camp for children who are fostered and adopted. The unity that was established at this camp strengthened sibling bonds and introduced an extended family of friendships. The experiential learning from low ropes and the survival skills program … Continued
In the past, Candlelight Ranch has cultivated small-scale garden beds aimed at exposing ranchers to the joys of vegetable gardening. This summer, we took it a step further with the our new Sustainable Food Forest and Edible Garden Program! Candlelight was delighted to witness hundreds of ranchers’ curiosity bloom at the sight of the bountiful and tasty … Continued