An IRS Tax Exempt 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization
A Member Camp of the American Camp Association since 2012

Thank you to our Town Marshall Sponsors: 
The Clara E. Jackson Carter Foundation, The James Pickens, Jr. Foundation, The Miner Anderson Family Foundation, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas (SD 2) and Toni & Roger Mosley

The IX Winds Ranch Foundation will host it's 28th Annual Camp Gid D Up in 2019. In addition this July 100 Inner-City &
At-Risk Camp Gid D Up youth will attended the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo in LA. 

Proudly Celebrating more than 27 years of Camp Gid D Up Outings, Scholarships & Events.         

"Play is the Work of Childhood"

IX Winds Ranch Foundation & Camp Gid D Up

Founders Jo-An & Glynn Turman

a Non-profit 501 (c) 3 Organization

Since 1992, Camp Gid D Up has been a free western style summer camp program for disenfranchised inner-city and at-risk youth ages 9 -18.  Every summer, for more than 27 years, over one hundred youth and forty-five staff enjoy a week or long weekend on a real working ranch.  The youth enjoy sleeping under the stars, riding horses, swimming, roping, tossing horse shoes, riding Mighty Bucky, archery, star gazing, camp dance, campfires, creating natural arts and crafts, rodeo games, hiking and breathing fresh air all just outside of Los Angeles on our 20 acre ranch in Lake Hughes.
The support of our sponsors has made this possible and now we host Gid D Up weekend retreats!  Our Jr. rodeo and riding club participants are former campers who are competing in rodeos year round sponsored by Gid D Up and/or attending rodeo colleges as a result of their camp experience. Below is a video clip from one of the campers from one of the Global Camps that we made a donation to last year.  Enjoy!
Camp Gid D Up was founded as a promise at a peace conference by Emmy® Award winning actor Glynn Turman and his wife, Jo-An to the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King to help bring peace among youth gangs and to help youth in the community after the riots of the 1990s.

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Proudly serving inner-city & at-risk youth for more than 27 years. Visit us on Facebook & become a fan or friend at the IX Winds Ranch or Glynn Turman FB page at