Our Family Focus Program at Image of Hope Ranch consists of a variety of activities to choose from. We have a 3D Archery Course, Fishing, Kayaking, and our Barnyard Friends. This program is meant to provide a place where families can spend time outdoors together. This program is available June, July and August on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. Although it costs nothing to participate in this program, we do ask that families "give back" in some way. That may mean spending time volunteering at the ranch or in your community. Image of Hope has many ways to volunteer around the ranch. There is a list to choose from on the Family Focus Scholarship Application.
Archery has many physical benefits like muscle development, finger/hand strength, improved hand-eye coordination, balance, strength building of the arms, core, hands, chest and shoulders. It also has many mental benefits like increased focus, coping skills in high pressure situations or day to day life, increased confidence, and relaxation. We started this program as a Teen Girl Archery Program, but what we have found is that it is a great opportunity for family time. Because of the popularity of archery, we now offer a 3D archery course with instructors.
FISHING & KAYAKING
Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. But teach a man how to fish and he’ll be healthy for life! There are many health benefits of fishing and it's also a great way to improve mental and physical well-being. Fishing offers the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, it bestows patience, promotes relaxation and is a great way for family bonding. Image of Hope Ranch has a catch and release fishing program for individuals and families who just want to relax and spend time in nature. Kayaking is becoming more and more popular as a leisure adventure activity, There are many health benefits of kayaking both physical and mental. Besides being the perfect stress reducer and an all over body work out it is also a great way to relax. Image of Hope Ranch has 4 kayaks available to enjoy in the pond. Come out relax and forget about life's problems for awhile.
Come on out to the ranch, and spend time with our barnyard friends. We have bunnies, kittens, goats, ponies, ducks and chickens. You can learn all about caring for them or just spend time petting. Whether you are grooming a pony, gathering eggs or feeding the goats, it's a wonderful way to learn about animals.
HOW DO WE SIGN UP?
Please fill out the forms below:
Complete and return by mail or email to:
Image of Hope Ranch.
5499 County Road 31, Auburn IN 46706
To schedule your family activity
or ask any questions,
please reach out via email
or call us at 260-409-9860.
Image of Hope Ranch