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About John Knox Ranch
At John Knox Ranch, we foster experiences of Christian community in the beauty of God's creation. JKR is the camp and retreat ministry program of Mission Presbytery, part of the Presbyterian Church USA. We've preserved this special place for people to gather, to learn, have fun, and grow. Reconnect and recharge with us at John Knox Ranch!
Volunteer Opportunity! Give Thanks, Give Back
JKR Volunteer Retreat and Service Day

Our first Give Thanks, Give Back Volunteer and Fellowship Retreat is scheduled for Nov 4-6, 2022. This new retreat is a chance for adults aged 18 years and older to gather at John Knox Ranch for fellowship and service.

This retreat will combine service and fellowship with Saturday being the service project day. Retreat participants will help serve as leaders for the additional volunteers that come for Saturday only.

Sign up below for either the weekend or Saturday only.

Come get your hands dirty, eat delicious food, and be renewed by fellowship!

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Main Event For Youth

Registration is now open for Main Event for youth at John Knox Ranch. You will register and pay for your group directly with John Knox Ranch HERE.

Please note that if you do not already have an UltraCamp account with JKR, you will have to create one to register your group. You will have to create a "new person" for each participant you are due by September 12, 2022.

Cost and Scholarships:

The cost is $125 per participant. We have several $50 scholarships available. Please contact for an application for one or more of your youth. We do not want the cost to prevent anyone from attending.
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Summer Camp
Summer camp is the heart of our program. We offer resident camp for students entering grades 2 – 12 and day camp for kids ages 4 – 8. Campers enjoy swimming, archery, rappelling, rock climbing, arts and crafts, nature discovery, ropes challenge course, Bible study and spiritual formation, canoeing, sharing homemade family-style meals, overnight campouts, and more. JKR is a place where love, acceptance, grace, and FUN flow freely.
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Rent Our Spaces
Rent a single cabin, the whole ranch, or a campsite under the stars. We've preserved this special place for people to gather, to learn, have fun, and grow. Reconnect and recharge with us at John Knox Ranch!
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JKR is the ideal place to host your next event or gathering. Contact us to learn more about the delicious meals and excellent programming we offer.
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Explore Our Programs
Our programs are designed around spiritual development, servant leadership development, and environmental stewardship. Learn more about our programs for adults, kids, families, and schools.
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    John Knox Ranch has offered Summer Camp opportunities for children and youth ages 4–18 since 1962.

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    Work outside, make life-long friends, positivley impact kids lives, grow in your faith
    Summer Staff
    Are you searching for a way to make a difference in the lives of children and youth? Are you longing for a tangible way to grow in your faith and to share it with others? Do you love the outdoors and do you have a sense of adventure? Are you flexible, creative, patient, fun loving, kind, and responsible – to the best of your ability? Do you want to wear shorts and t-shirts to work every day this summer?
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