To provide an opportunity for inner-city and at-risk disenfranchised youth to attend a free western style summer camp on a real 20 acre ranch. The youth learn to ride horses, rope, swim, toss horseshoes, do arts and crafts, hike, ride a Bucky, archery, sleep under the stars, enjoy nature, and breathe fresh air.
Since 1992 the IX Winds Ranch Foundation has provided camping & outdoor opportunities for inner-city & at-risk youth. Programs include a western style summer camp, a riding club, ranch retreats, rodeo events, employment and educational scholarships. Since 2014 the foundation has been sponsoring international camp programs in third world countries so all kids can have a meaningful camp experience.