Southeast Minnesota Camp Exists for Individuals Facing Tough Challenges

Just outside of Rochester, Minnesota, there is a camp hidden in the woods.  Quite a few people know this spot where you can go tubing in the winter but what most don't realize is that this is also where the largest wheelchair camp takes place in the entire nation!  Active military, veterans, and families are also provided opportunities to come together for a free camp at this location.

That place is...Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch.

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"I stand out when I sit down but here you don't, and you are part of the crowd and you are surrounded by people who understand you on a whole other level." - Samantha Schroth - Camper & Mentor

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Everything You Need to Know About the Miracles Happen Gala in Southeast Minnesota

Be part of the gala and know that just by showing up, you are making camp financially possible for a kid or family this summer.  Proceeds from the Miracles Happen Gala benefit individuals and families with children who have special needs and military families and allows them to attend at little to no cost, impactful camps designed for their needs.  By purchasing a ticket for the gala, you are helping provide transformational experiences.

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Learn More About Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch in Southeast Minnesota

The staff and volunteers at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch work hard all year long to provide a variety of quality programs for individuals and families including the following focuses:

  • Equine - Ironwood offers a variety of horse programs to fit the needs of individuals, groups, and families.
  • Physical Challenges - youth and adults with physical challenges of all levels are invited to participate in sport-themed activities.  Wheelchair Camp challenges campers to look beyond their disability while being coached and mentored by world-class Paralympic athletes.  (See video below!)
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  • Cognitive Challenges - Ironwood's ConnectAbilities day and overnight camps provide a place for participants with cognitive or developmental disabilities to build life-long friendships in a welcoming community.  Program content is designed to help participants connect with God and others through outdoor activities, music, arts & crafts, and therapeutic horse activities.
  • Military - the military programs provide encouragement, hope, and inspiration to active military, veterans and their families.  The retreats are free for all attending.  All funding is provided by donations from businesses, organizations, and individuals.
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  • Family - Ironwood Springs programs and events help strengthen families by providing opportunities to reconnect with one another and get away from the busyness of life.  It's also a chance to connect with other families that are going through a shared experience.

Learn more about the specific programs and dates offered at the Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch website here.

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Do you have a community event coming up or a fundraiser?  Let us know!  Contact us at jessica.williams@townsquaremedia.com or fill out the form requesting more info at our Townsquare Cares page.

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