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Located only
40 miles from
St. Paul, MN!

Our First Annual Golf Fundraiser is Saturday September 6th at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, MN. All proceeds benefit the rescue and senior horses at Lost Creek Ranch as well as camp scholorships for at risk youth.

How can you help?
1) Spread the word: tell everyone you know- post it on facebook and twitter. The more people who know the better.
2) Get a group together and come golf with us!
3) Sponsor a hole and share our golf fundraiser with your favorite business and ask them to sponsor a hole too!

Contact Jenn for more info:

Sponsor a Child to Attend Camp
Sponsor a child for a mini camp session for $350. This is a great opportunity for community groups, business' and individuals to help grieving children- children who need to have a fun camp experience and experience the healing benefits of horses and nature.

Special Camp Sessions:
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A Place to Belong
2013 Dates: (to be determined)

A Place to Belong at Camp Confidence is a camp for children who have survived the suicide of a parent or sibling. Camp is a safe, open environment where kids can embrace their love of horses and nature and grow emotionally in a nurturing environment while bonding with new friends and camp counselors who understand the turmoil and questions that are left when a loved one completes suicide.

A Place to Belong at Camp Confidence is different from other camps for grieving children because suicide is often kept quiet and the loved ones left can feel shame and social stigma and children may blame themselves. Also children who have lost parents to suicide are more likely to take their own lives so it is even more critical that these children find a place to belong. Lost Creek's Camp provides a safe haven and campers leave with new skills to help them cope with their loss and continue to rebuild their lives.

These special campers especially benefit from the healing power of being with a horse. Horses are our best teachers and can help children reconnect with their own feelings while allowing them to grieve and heal.

Camp accepts donations to help send a child to camp. Families are often left financially distressed after the suicide of a parent and it is the goal of Lost Creek Ranch to make this camp free to as many children as possible. Can you or your group help sponsor a camper? email Lynette:

Would you like to volunteer at A Place to Belong at Camp Confidence? We need volunteers to help with daily actives like preparing & serving meals, leading arts & crafts, nature walks & sports, leading campfire singalongs and more. What skill can you bring? Contact us and let us know what you can help with.

A Place to Belong at Camp Confidence is in 
memory of Kevin Weldon whose love
for his family and Lost Creek Ranch will forever live on.

By becoming a sponsor you can direct your donation dollars towards the care of a horse of your choosing. Each horse has different needs- read below and see which horse is right for you! Sponsoring a horse at Lost Creek Ranch is a great gift idea and the perfect project for schools, scout troops and business organizations. Sponsors are welcome to come visit "their" horse too!

Horses that Need Sponsors


Baron is a sweet horse who is allergic to alfalfa which is in most hay. She requires an all grass hay as well as medication for her heaves (which is like astma for horses).  

*special needs: grass hay, heaves medication

Bandit is a wise old soul. He loves his senior feed and eagerly trots down the hill when he hears the bucket. He especially loves teaching young beginners how to ride and will give every rider his best.

*special needs: senior feed, soybean hulls, more frequent dental care due to age

One look in his eyes and you will know he is wise and has a huge heart. He is the oldest (37) and a master at teaching. He loves his job and is always the first one standing at the gate when the kids and adults arrive for theirlessons and camp.

*special needs: senior feed, soybean hulls, more frequent dental care due to his age.


Savannah is a beautiful talented horse who because of a knee injury requires special shoeing to keep her sound. She loves people, giving lessons and riding on the trails.

*special needs: farrier care and special shoeing every 6 weeks due to a knee injury


Blizz was given to our program after a long career of having babies. She is a very sweet, lovable mare with a lot of heart. Her name is Blizz because she was born during a blizzard! Blizz is a good caretaker and has mothers any horse she shares a paddock with.

*special needs: senior feed and soybean hulls


Amigo is a 21 year old arab who runs like he is 5! He loves his life at Lost Creek Ranch where he gives lessons to advanced students. Amigo requires senior feed and a daily supplement for his ulcer to stay in top shape.

*special needs: senior feed and soybean hulls, ulcer medication


Willow came to us from a guest dude ranch in Wyoming. She had a injury to her back leg and had foundered but she is now doing well and is being used as a master trail horse.

*special needs: frequent farrier care to monitor her founder


Astin is a young paint gelding who was donated to the ranch. Astin had suffered a knee injury that limits his riding just a little right now but will become more serious as he ages. In order to keep Astin happy and healthy he needs quarterly chiropractic work and will benefit from daily joint supplements.

*special needs: joint supplements, chiropractic care


We accept cash or checks here at the ranch, or we can accept many forms of online payments- PayPal, credit cards, or other types of payments - through Paypal. Never used PayPal before? It is a convenient, easy and SAFE way to pay online. Just go to for more information and instructions on how to use this great service.

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Proprietor: Lynette Weldon
N5011 490th Street
Ellsworth, WI 54011

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Last Updated September 27, 2010

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