Ignition Event

2024 Ignition: May 29th – June 1st

In 2005, Crystal Peaks held its first annual Information Clinic. This venue was designed to assist others who were interested in starting or serving in a similar ranch or ministry. As a result of these clinics, we are thrilled to announce that over 200 new facilities are now in existence to serve children and families across the United States, Canada and abroad. 

In 2019, we renamed the event and it became IGNITION: Every fire begins as a spark. Each spark is a point of IGNITION. Paul writes in 2 Timothy 1:6, “Our God is an all-consuming fire”. Ministry in Him and for Him begins with that spark He plants in the hearts of us all. Though the name has changed, the heart behind the event remains the same.

The Crystal Peaks Ignition event is not only a time for individuals to learn the nuts and bolts of how to create a similar program, but it is also an opportunity for great challenge and encouragement. Participants are able to meet with like-minded folks from across the nation and beyond. By doing so, great bonds of support are forged and many ideas, obstacles and dreams are shared. Because our program’s effectiveness is based on the genuine hope found only in Christ, this message is central to each clinic.

We cover the most relevant topics for those starting and maintaining a similar ministry. Some of these topics include:

  • Child & Horse Safety
  • Communicating with Kids          
  • Basic Natural Horsemanship
  • Equine Herd Management
  • Daily Infrastructure
  • Staff & Volunteer Programming
  • Fundraising
  • Obtaining a 501(c)(3)
  • Legalities of non-profits

Many of the sessions are a lecture/Q&A format, while other sessions will be observation-based. Because of the long, information-packed days, we ask that participants be at least 18 years of age. 

If the ministry of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch have sparked an interest, in your heart, for serving our glorious King, please come this spring as we gather together in the “Ignition” of God’s dreams for you.

Registration Information:

​Please email our Similar Ministries team to be added to the Ignition Waitlist. This event is typically hosted in late May. 

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have attended this clinic in the last three years, please leave space for those who have not attended yet.  Registering is required to reserve your spot and there will be a limited number of spots available, each applicant will be allowed to bring one additional person. ​As a result, we would like to give those individuals who are ready to start a ranch ministry first priority at registering for this event. ​Registration will close 30 days prior to the event. 

The Ranch will provide lunch on Thursday and lunch​/BBQ dinner on Friday​. Individuals are responsible for covering the costs of travel, lodging and additional meals.

*Ignition has a minimum age requirement of 18.

Lodging & Transportation Information:

We have compiled a list of popular accommodations and travel information in the Bend/Redmond/Sisters area. Click here to view. It’s easiest to fly into Redmond Municipal Airport, which is 15 minutes from the ranch. 

*Please do not place airline, car rental or hotel reservations until you have completed the registration and a registration confirmation email has been received.​*

Further Questions:

If you have further questions or would like to have your email address added to our interest list for event announcements and registration reminders, please contact our team at [email protected] or (541) 330-0123.

You may also enjoy connecting with others in this network of interest through the public Facebook group:  Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch – Empowering the Ministry.