Boys Ranch Town-Edmond
Child-focused campus for boys in need of a home.
Located on a 145-acre ranch outside of Edmond, Oklahoma, Boys Ranch Town (BRT) is a child-focused campus, where up to eight boys are placed in a cottage-style home, under the supervision of a husband and wife serving as houseparents. These boys enjoy day-to-day life together, from meals, to activities, chores and homework. They attend Edmond Public Schools and are encouraged to participate in a variety of school, church and campus activities/programs. BRT offers many activities including 4-H, animal programs, sports, crafts, trail rides, camp-outs, rodeos, auto mechanics and a welding program. These programs teach boys responsibility, patience and compassion. The campus has a gymnasium, swimming pool, activity buildings plus other amenities.
Everyone on campus attends a local Southern Baptist Church. Bible studies and daily devotions are taught within each cottage. Discipline, responsibility and accountability are communicated through the lens of Biblical principles.
A Student Success Plan for each boy and his family will be implemented upon arrival. Its purpose is to identify the negative family behavior patterns being exhibited and help each member learn new ways of relating to each other. The goal is to provide a Christian home environment for boys until they can be reunited with their family, graduate from high school or become capable, caring adults.
Since 1903, OBHC has provided a place for children in need of a home. Our desire is to help families requiring assistance find hope in a time of need. Boys Ranch Town began in 1953 when Mr. and Mrs. James M. Johnson donated money and land after they lost their only son, Jimmy. Since then, more than 1,000 residents have called Boys Ranch Town home.