Turn-About Ranch Gives “The Barn” a Face-lift
There has been a lot of exciting things going on at Turn-About Ranch. In 2020, the staff and students have worked together to remodel the main facility. This building is called “The Barn” because it’s an actual barn that has been renovated to accommodate group living. In fact, there are dorm-like rooms where the hayloft used to be. Boys and girls have their own separate sleeping areas and bathrooms. There is also a kitchen and a common area used for dining, homework, and group activities. This is where students sleep, eat, and spend a lot of their spare time.
On the ranch, “‘The Barn’ becomes a home away from home. In the recent remodeling project, the girls’ bathroom was updated and the exterior of the facility was redone with the goal of making it look more welcoming”, according to Shane Young, the admissions director who headed the project. The changes included painting some of the siding a light color to contrast the dark brown logs, sunrise detailing at the top, and red trim. Young is happy to report that students have taken great pride in helping with the project. This will be something that students will be able to look at and say, “I helped with that!” when they return to visit their ranch home after graduation.
About Turn-About Ranch
Turn-About Ranch is a wilderness therapy and residential treatment program located in the heart of Southern Utah’s canyon country. Students experience life on a real working ranch while undergoing treatment to improve their life back home. Surrounded by multiple national parks and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Turn-About Ranch is the ideal location for youth of today to have the space they need to find healing and purpose. If you have any questions about Turn-About Ranch, please call their admissions office at (800) 842-1165 between the hours of 8am and 6pm Mountain Standard Time. or fill out the contact form on their website.