Monthly Tour of SERVice
An insiders look into the Social, Educational, Residential and Vocational opportunities at Down Home Ranch, every first Wednesday of the month from 1:00-3:00pm
Down Home Ranch is a 410-acre working farm with a mission to empower the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through Social, Educational, Residential and Vocational opportunities. Want to gain an inside look at what we do everyday? Join us every first Wednesday of the month for a Tour of SERVice, as we give a tour that explains everything from who lives on the Ranch (animals included!) to how (and why) we operate 24-7, 365 days a year. You’ll hear about who we serve, current programs and what we’re dreaming about for the future. We’ll even fill you in on how you can get involved.
If you’re a friend whose seen the Ranch in action before, this is a great opportunity to bring your friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers to DHR so they can see the mission at work. If you’re a friend of Down Home Ranch but have never been out, we would love to welcome you and show you around the place!
Each month, the primary focus of the tour will alternate between Programs (day program and residential) and General Operations. If you are more interested in learning about the services we provide and how you or a loved one may be able to become a Rancher, we’d recommend reserving your spot for a Program tour. If you are more interested in gaining a general overview of the Ranch and learning of the many ways you can support the mission yourself, we’d recommend signing up for the General tour.
2019 Tour dates and Focus
May 1, 2019 – General
June 5, 2019 – Programs
July 10, 2019 – General *Due to the Independence Day holiday week, the July 2019 tour will take place on the 2nd Wednesday*
August 7, 2019 – Programs
September 4, 2019 – General
October 2, 2019 – Programs
November 6, 2019 – General
December 4, 2019 – Programs
Typical Schedule of a Tour
1-1:15pm Check in (Coffee and water available)
1:15-2:45pm: Ranch Tour
2:45-3pm*: Q&A session
*The DHR gift shop will open at this time and remain open until 3:30 for all tour attendees to browse Rancher created works
Ready to Sign Up?
An RSVP is required for all tours and can be completed through this form. Note that tours are filled on a first come, first served basis. Be sure and secure your spot early!
Should the listed dates and times listed above not work for you, please let us know. Requests for Residential, Day Program or Camp related tours should be emailed to [email protected]. Additional General tour requests should be emailed to [email protected].
Thanks for your interest in learning more about Down Home Ranch! We hope to see you soon!