The Farm at Wears Valley Ranch
The Farm exists to be better stewards of the land that the Lord provided for Wears Valley Ranch in 1991, and to teach our students hard work, discipline, and other valuable life skills. The Farm uses all natural, multi-species, management intensive grazing to produce healthy soil, vibrant pastures, and in turn, produces the finest nutrient rich 100% grass-fed and finished beef and nutrient dense pasture raised eggs. The farm has a small herd of steers ( less than 20) which allows us to rotate grazing with the horses from our equine program and the horses and steers are followed by our egg laying chickens. The steers, horses, and chickens each have a role to play in the overall natural health of the pastures which in turn provides rich pasture land for the steers to eat and thrive.
We use these meats and eggs in our Dining Hall and Ranch homes, as well as offer them for sale to our East Tennessee community to offset our costs. It is a true win-win-win situation for the Ranch and the people who purchase our products.
Other Programs at Wears Valley Ranch
Our Equestrian Program is a key component of our mission. We use it to help people grow through Christ-centered learning with horses. As an instructional horsemanship program with an emphasis on biblical discipleship, we offer fun, safe, structured lessons in Western, English, trail, and ground skills; as well as equine-assisted learning activities. We also offer an equestrian program internship. For more information, visit www.equinewvr.com.
Wears Valley Ranch/St. Andrew’s School
Wears Valley Ranch (in Sevierville, Tennessee) provides Christian homes, education, and counseling to children in crisis situations. Our vision is to see each child inspired to follow Christ, healed from the past, and equipped to reach their potential. St. Andrew’s School is the on-campus boarding school for the children who come to live at Wears Valley Ranch.
Camp Arrowwood is a dynamic 5 night residential camp open to campers between the ages of 8-14. Our excellent staff help campers to have a life-changing experience here that they cannot experience anywhere else. We take our jobs very seriously and safety is paramount in everything we do. Our purpose is to point kids to lifelong change through Christ-like leadership in a safe and personal environment.