Running Toward a Better Future When Dan Miner was in high school, he ran on the track and cross country team. He was never very good at it, but that didn’t matter to Dan. What mattered was that running gave him a chance to clear his head. Not only that, being on the track team…

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Learning to Play Basketball Helps Prepare Boys for Success in Life Cole Archuleta has worked at Discovery Ranch for Boys for almost three years. For most of that time, he has helped with coaching sports. Cole has a lot of experience with sports. Outside the ranch, Cole coaches a high school football team, a little…

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Wrestling with Challenges   As a school for troubled youths, most of the students have already confronted their share of critics before they walk through the doors of Discovery Ranch for Boys (DRB). Many of our students’ worst critics are themselves. Their past experiences and failures make them hesitant to try difficult or new things.…

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Equine Therapy   If your rebellious teen is struggling to find the path to a healthy life, it might be about time to put him on a horse. Literally. Equine Therapy has remarkable success in helping troubled youths saddle up and take charge of the challenges that they face in their daily lives. Part of…

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Swing Ropes Course Coordinators Feature 3 of 3 By Trenna Ahlstrom The past two issues have featured the Recreational Therapists who work on the Discovery Ranch Ropes Course team. These compassionate professionals are responsible for arranging activities such as the Discovery Ranch 2018 Olympics. The first two entries featured Megan Stotts and Jenica Limb. The…

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Swing Ropes Course Coordinators Feature 1 of 3 By Trenna Ahlstrom   At Discovery Ranch, therapy extends far beyond the office. The young men are able to apply the skills that they learn in therapy during experiential group therapy, the calf rescue program, the Music and Technology Program, and in the Ropes Course. Students spend…

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Co-educational activity: Discovery Ranch for Boys meets periodically throughout the year with its sister program Discovery Ranch for Girls to enjoy a fun-filled day of co-educational activities and social interaction. These events are always a blast and end up having a significant therapeutic impact for the students and staff who decide and qualify to participate.…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”21319″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] A Day of Remembrance – and love for the freedoms we have. Friday September 11th, Discovery Ranch invited the Utah county K9 Unit to come and do a live demo for our boys. One of our staff is a retired K9 Deputy. She invited the officers to talk with the boys about what…

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The students all loaded in the vans for the two hour journey up to Hill Air Force Base. Once the groups arrived and got checked in, the tour guide came a greeted us with a warm welcome. His name was Pete Bave, a retired pilot and photography forensic. His knowledge was both detailed and well…

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