Crossfire Ranch Inc
Contact: Heidi Gossen
Offering Hope… Changing Lives. Crossfire Ranch is a haven of laughter, horses & friendships. It is a place where courage grows, the spirit is refreshed and hope is found.
Crossfire Ranch was established in 2013 and in 2018 “went public”. The core of our program is the one-on-one mentoring program. It is primarily designed for youth and teens who are going through challenging times such as experiencing bullying, divorce, loss of a friend or family member, foster care & adoption, dealing with PTSD, anxiety and depression. We firmly believe that time spent working with horses is beneficial for these and so many more situations. One mom shared these words of a son who had emotionally shut down and was struggling with displaced & disruptive behaviors, “Omg! Maybe this is working. “Jamie” is having an emotional meltdown today. I haven’t seen him cry in so long and express at the same time how he feels.” Unbottled. Unstuck. Yes. Mentoring sessions are free of charge.
This year Crossfire is also offering summer day camps, an Equine Leadership Camp for 16+ year old teens/young adults, a “Little Buckaroo” camp for 6-8 year old kiddos and three horse camp weeks for youth ages 8-15. The theme is “Labyrinth” and we will be focusing on what it means to live out love, joy, peace, patience, kindness….etc, the “fruit of the Spirit”.
As word about Crossfire Ranch has started to spread, we are quickly out growing our current location and are seeking funding to purchase our own property in the area between Appleton and Waupaca. Our goal is to see this need met by the end of 2019, debt free. Exciting times!!
We look forward to being a trusted resource for our local youth, families and communities.