Where healing happens

Where healing happens

Get Involved

There are so many great ways to get involved. Please click the following link and fill out an interest form, and somebody from our team will be reaching out to you.

Give

When you give here, you’re helping children in the foster care system who attend our camps. Gifts of any size truly make a difference in the lives we serve. Please join us in providing a place of healing and hope for the broken and battered of this world.

You can make a difference as we continue serving the under-served.

Lonesome Dove Ranch is located just outside of Royse City, Texas, a small town on the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This beautiful piece of property has 120 acres of land and functions as a working ranch.

What We Do

Children's camp

The broken hearted children who come to Lonesome Dove Ranch leave with more than fun memories of fishing, riding horses, making crafts, and singing songs. Our true vision is to see their broken hearts mended.

Using fishing, archery, tractors, horses, hayrides, bonfires and the entire outdoor experience, the counselors and staff of the camp help kids briefly forget about their pain and build positive relationships. We know that one week isn’t enough time to solve all their problems, but it’s a start.

Beyond camp the ranch provides:

Special Events
Retreats
Intensive One-on-One Ministry (for kids and
families)
Clinical Counseling
Therapeutic Riding
Above all, we want to use the ranch environment to bring them healing through the love of Jesus Christ.

equine therapy

We look for horses who share this story of abuse and abandonment. The process of healing that our staff takes horses through enables them to serve as valuable partners to the children.

Since horses need relationships to survive, these animals are very receptive to building relationships. But children who have been traumatized have a hard time doing this. They are in a constant state of “hyper-vigilance” or being on guard. The only way to form a relationship with them is through experiential learning.

When you put traumatized kids and horses together, they help each other heal. Working with the animals helps kids learn to trust and have relationships. They then transfer that openness to the people in their lives. It’s an amazing and beautiful process to watch.

What Drives Us

Our Concept

The idea of using a ranch environment, combined with the worlds of prayer, clinical counseling and the outdoors, is a revolutionary concept that can bring transformation to people’s lives.

Get Involved

There are so many great ways to get involved. Please click the following link and fill out an interest form, and somebody from our team will be reaching out to you.

Give

When you give here, you’re helping children in the foster care system who attend our camps. Gifts of any size truly make a difference in the lives we serve. Please join us in providing a place of healing and hope for the broken and battered of this world.

You can make a difference as we continue serving the under-served.

Are you a foster parent or a social worker?

If you are a foster parent or social worker and are interested in sending your foster child/children to camp at Lonesome Dove Ranch, please fill out this form. You will receive a notification when the application becomes available.

Donations by checks can be mailed to:

The Water Tower Network

PO BOX 99, Wylie

TX 75098

All gifts are tax deductible.

(972) 765-4531