Read about what's going on at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch.
Wheelchair Campers Arriving Now!

The 30th  anniversary of the National Wheelchair Sports Camp is June 11-16 followed by a Family Wheelchair Camp June 18-21. Looks like we will have another full camp this year, but there is still plenty of room in the Wheelchair Family Camp - help us spread the word! Thanks to all of the sponsors who have provided scholarships for those who need it. Check the website for the more information.

On Saturday June 11th  at 2:00pm we need 400 wheelchairs at the Ranch all moving for three minutes. This will set a new record, which to date is 351 chairs. This event is followed by a free concert by Tony Melendez. Register at today.
Miracles Happen Festival
Early bird prices end July 1st!

You have until July 1st to purchase tickets at the early bird price at One ticket covers the whole weekend. You can also sign up to volunteer for the festival on the website. There is still space available for lodging; call Laura at 507-533-4315 to make a reservation. We have a great music line up this year with Tenth Avenue North as the headliner plus many other top notch performers. Also, don't miss our Friday Blues and Bluegrass night!
Journey Youth Camps

Registrations are still open for all Journey youth camps this summer! Visit our website  for more information and instructions on how to register. If you'd like to donate towards the youth camp scholarship fund, you can do so here
Grandparent/Grandchild Camp

Grandparent/grandchild camp is coming up June 23-25 and rooms in the Miracle Lodge are FULL! We can still take registrations for lodging in the cabins or day attendees on Saturday. For day attendance only, the rate is $70/adult and $45/child; children 3 and under are free. Email or call 507-533-8126 with questions or to register. More information can be found here.
ConnectAbilities Camp

There is still room to register for the ConnectAbilities Camp for adults with disabilities August 11-13! The theme is Bugs, Birds, and Butterflies with activities and programming to be enjoyed by all. Read more about this camp on our website and email if you would like to register.
Honoring Our Heroes

Join Ironwood Springs for an evening of honoring and supporting veterans, members of the military, and their families. The Honoring Our Heroes gala is on Thursday, September 22nd at 5pm at the International Event Center in Rochester. It will be an evening of sharing stories of God's work through Ironwood's Operation Welcome Home retreats, expressing gratitude to those who are and have served, and raising money toward our Operation Welcome Home retreats. Because of the generosity of the community, 700+ individuals and families have attended these weekends free of charge over the past eight years.
Give through Thrivent Choice

If you are a Thrivent Financial Member, designate Ironwood Springs as the recipient of all or part of your Choice Dollars allocation. Go to, click on Donate, and choose the Thrivent Financial/Thrivent Choice button. You can also contact your Thrivent Financial Representative to make your Choice allocation to Ironwood Springs.
Serving the Military

Each year Ironwood Springs serves military members, veterans, and their families through our Operation Welcome Home retreats. In Romans 12:15 the Apostle Paul urged the Christians in Rome to express Christ's love towards one another in a number of ways, including "mourning with those who mourn." During a Gold Star Family retreat, we provide space for families who have lost loved ones in combat to live this passage out together.
The Gold Star Family Weekend this May had an added element... challenge. Families were challenged to step out and take risks together through the challenge course, climbing wall, and horseback riding.  Their Saturday ended with a special chuckwagon dinner and ride. It was a privilege to serve them using all that God has provided us here at Ironwood Springs. Please watch the KAAL TV coverage of the weekend here.

We would love to have you help with Operation Welcome Home through your prayers for those attending and through your donations to help provide these weekends. You can donate through our website by clicking on this link. Thank you for investing in spreading joy and changing lives through Ironwood Springs

Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch
7291 County Road 6 SW | Stewartville MN 55976