Our mission: Empowering you to be better than you are today.

There are over 230,000 children in Nassau and Duval Counties. Empowerment Ranch is a non-profit agency { 501(c)(3) } located in Callahan, FL; which plans to provide them and their families with the opportunity for physical activity, being part of a group, and learning skills.

Clinical studies show that sports and recreation programs can help youth establish lifelong, healthy, physical activity patterns. Regular physical activity can ward off life-threatening diseases; reduce feelings of depression and anxiety; help control weight and obesity; and build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints, according to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.

The families in the area must have the opportunity to enjoy nature in a healthy, safe environment regardless of age, race, gender, family composition, income or community.

Whether you are volunteering with our programs or a participant, at Empowerment Ranch we focus on using nature and horse therapy to empower people to achieve their full potential. Catering to those with and without special needs.

We provide therapeutic riding lessons in group and individual formats to special needs individuals. Our riders face a variety of challenges including Down syndrome, autism, visual impairment, physical and mental developmental delay, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder etc. Therapeutic riding provides the opportunity to improve multiple things simultaneously including balance, strength, and coordination.

One of our programs at the ranch will be focused on bridging the gap between our special needs individuals and others. Through the ranch we will pair special needs individuals with those who do not have special needs and focus on building those bonds through group activities such as Camping, Swimming, Kayaking, Trail Rides, Arts & Crafts etc.

The campers, participants, their families, or sponsors may pay a fee to attend the camp or classes. In some cases a potential participant may not have the financial means to attend, these cases are reviewed individually in order to provide discounted or waived fees on a case by case basis. All expenses of the program above what our fees have covered are paid by individual and organization donations.