Crown Valley Youth Ranch


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19880 Ave 376 Woodlake CA 93286

1 559-564-2897

What We Offer

Crown Valley Youth Ranch is a place for children to be mentored and learn important life skills. When you sign your child up with our ministry, they will be placed with a Session Leader that best fits them and their interests. Everything at CVYR is free of charge, as we are a non-profit ministry.

“Here at Crown Valley Youth Ranch, we have a mission. That mission is to change the lives of hurt, neglected, everyday children with the power of the Gospel”


Crown Valley Youth Ranch is a faith-based organization. Though the ranch is not associated with any denomination, the basis of our belief rises from the same Judeo-Christian values that our nation was built upon. The Founders, Board of Directors and staff of Crown Valley Youth Ranch, believe that Jesus Christ is the one true Son of God, Savior, Healer, Redeemer, and coming King. We believe the Bible is the breathed Word of God, perfect in every word and without error. It is our greatest desire to serve God by the demonstration of our faith through action. Faith on the ranch is demonstrated through “living example” to those we work with. It is our highest honor to serve children and families of all backgrounds with the same loving grace that has so freely been given to us.

As a result of this foundation, all of our programs and training are structured accordingly.


 We are excited for this new season at the property and finally get to the real reason and purpose of why we are here— to watch God work in lives through us! It’s been a real roller-coaster ride so far, complete with moments of disappointment and also exhilarating times when God blesses and provides far beyond our expectations. Even in those times when things don’t go so well, later we can look back and see that God had something better. His protection and guidance has tested and strengthened our faith. It is an honor to be part of His plan and watch it unfold before us.
It has taken so much to get us here. The renovation of our main building, cleaning away brush and trash, re-roofing two buildings, updating the on-site residence, building corrals and fences, hundreds of volunteer hours, spiritual warfare, tractor work, sweat, skinned knuckles, training volunteers, and constant prayers. After all this investment and hard work I have recently come to this conclusion— it’s worth it! Seeing the kids come through our doors with all kinds of issues (some not so obvious) and listening to their stories can be heartbreaking. They have gone through tough times yet are resilient and eager for the attention of a friend and mentor. Armed with the Good News that Jesus loves and cares for them creates great opportunities for discipleship. What an exciting time!
Please continue to pray for us and the children and families we minister to. We have many challenges ahead and our enemy has us in his cross hairs. Prayer is more important than ever.


  • First fill out an INTEREST FORM HERE online. You can either request one via email or drop by CVYR to pick one up. Return form via email, return to the office, or mail back to CVYR. You will be contacted within 72 hrs. upon receipt of form.
  • Visit our FAQ’s for more information as well.


  • Afternoon Session: 1 | September-June | Monday – Thursday 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon Session: 2 | September-June | Monday – Thursday 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon Session: 3 | September-June | Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

“Here at the ranch, we encourage youth to look at all the possibilities, and we give them tools to help them embrace life and its changes, both past, present and future”

-Aaron Ernst, Director

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