Athletics

A big part of the treatment employed by the Ranch calls for each boy to participate in sporting and recreational events that build character and demonstrate the value of teamwork.

Team sports include baseball, track, swimming and soccer. A variety of other sporting games and activities are also played. Each stressing sportsmanship and the importance of physical fitness.

2003 brought the dedication and opening of the new indoor aquatics center located in what will be the new Grooms Family Sports Complex area. The addition of the new pool provides not only athletic training but year around recreational activities.

Recreation

An important part of any balanced life style includes recreation. The Good Samaritan Boys Ranch believes that outdoor recreation activities provide the youth under our care the opportunity to enjoy and learn how to protect the beauty of the Ozarks. A variety of recreation is available at the Ranch. Activities include canoeing, camping, hiking, backpacking and environmental exploration.

The Good Samaritan Boys Ranch provides recreation activities year around for the boys who call the Ranch home. Winter outings offer experiences not available during the warmer months.

Our gymnasium, pool, baseball field & horseback riding arenas provide the opportunity for our recreation therapist & staff to instill teamwork, self-confidence & trust.
Our gymnasium, pool, baseball field & horseback riding arenas provide the opportunity for our recreation therapist & staff to instill teamwork, self-confidence & trust.
Our horsemanship program is our trademark with the boys learning self-confidence through riding and handling the daily chores of tending over thirty horses.
Our horsemanship program is our trademark with the boys learning self-confidence through riding and handling the daily chores of tending over thirty horses.