Our monthly Military Family Days are open to active-duty, veteran, gold-star, or other service-member families with children, with or without any and all disabilities.

Each month’s event focuses on nature related themes! Daily activities include guided hikes, team building, low ropes, high ropes course, zip lines, canyon crawl, equine-assisted learning, and an opportunity for families to spend fun and therapeutic time together in nature.

*Upcoming 2024 Military Family Days are listed at the bottom of this page. 

Become a Military Family Day Sponsor

Candlelight Ranch is looking for corporations and individuals to support our Military Family Days. Your sponsorship helps us provide our military and veteran families with a special day in nature that will increase family bonds, strengthen communication and help in healing wounds of war.

  • Presenting Sponsor: Filled
  • Gold Sponsor: Filled
  • Bronze Sponsor: Filled

As one parent proclaimed, “My family has been smiling the whole time. I am very grateful to have a chance to be here before leaving for my training next week.” With your support, we can help our military and veteran families make memories that will last a lifetime!

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected].


Thank you to our 2024 Military Family Day Sponsors!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Military Family Day Goals:

  • Encourage military and veteran families to spend time together in nature while learning, exploring and healing as a family unit
  • Assist families in stress reduction, communication and teamwork
  • Provide a safe place for military and veteran families to spend time together without an additional financial burden

Additional Resources for Veterans:

Medicare for Veterans: A Comprehensive Guide

Tricare For Life and Medicare


My favorite thing about our experience was all of the fun activities I was able to do with my family at NO COST. Canoeing, kayaking, sleeping in the tree house and fishing.  As a military family we really appreciate this chance to enjoy time together and in nature. Thank you!

Military Family Day Participant

We went out here for the first time today. It was the best time my family has had and was outdoors. All the volunteers and staff were amazing and super sweet!!!! Definitely will be going again. You guys are AMAZING!!!! Wonderful ranch and great horses.

Military Family Day Participant

Everything was amazing, we most enjoyed the zip lines. We loved petting, feeding and brushing the horses, Belle and Comet. The girls enjoyed learning how to fish.

Military Family Day Participant

We experience and benefit so much from just being together as a family and being outdoors. We laughed, played, supported each other and made new friends in the process. Thank you, Candlelight Ranch!

Military Family Day Participant
Upcoming Military Family Days

Open Registration

The following Military Family Days are open to the public. 

Sunday, April 28th, 2024 (9:00am – 2:30pm)

  • Registration opens on Sunday, April 21st, 2024

Sunday, May 19th, 2024 (9:00am – 2:30pm)

  • Registration opens on Sunday, May 12th, 2024

Saturday, June 22nd – Sunday, June 23rd, 2024

  • Registration opens on Saturday, June 15th, 2024

Sunday, October 27th, 2024 (10:00am-3:00pm)

  • Registration opens on Sunday, October 20th, 2024

Sunday, November 10th, 2024 (10:00am – 3:00pm)

  • Registration opens on Sunday, November 3rd, 2024

Sunday, December 8th, 2024 (10:00am-3:00pm)

  • Registration opens on Sunday, November 30th, 2024

Closed Registration

The following Military Family Days are for specific Military Groups.

Wednesday, March 13th – Thursday, March 14th, 2024

Friday, April 12th – Sunday, April 14th, 2024

Friday, September 13th – Sunday, September 15th

Friday, October 11th – Sunday, October 13th