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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor a Child to Attend Camp
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:
Lost Creek Ranch Camp Confidence
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 www.paypal.com for more information and instructions on how to use this great service.
Proprietor: Lynette Weldon
N5011 490th Street
Ellsworth, WI 54011