Past Stories

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch residents and alumni share their experiences

Boys Ranch youth to compete in Junior National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas

Boys Ranch youth to compete in Junior National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas

Residents of the Texas Panhandle likely know of the Boys Ranch Rodeo, the rodeo “where Cal Farley’s kids ride,” as the old saying goes. What they may not know is that some Boys Ranch residents also choose to compete in high school rodeo competition, testing their mettle against bucking broncs and more. A first in…

Boys Ranch fire department hosts second annual dodgeball game

Boys Ranch fire department hosts second annual dodgeball game

Today, for the second year in a row, the young people at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch challenged the campus volunteer fire department to a game of dodgeball. For our youth, the game was part of their normal physical education (P.E.) class, giving them the chance to play one of their favorite games. The game brought…

The 11-year-history of an unusual idea

The 11-year-history of an unusual idea

It all began with an idea. Way back in 2007, the boys living in Rafter R Home wanted to go canoeing. Unfortunately for them, not only was it the middle of February, but a particularly cold winter had frozen the surface of the lakes around Boys Ranch. There was always the indoor swimming pool, but…

Seth found himself in unfamiliar waters

Seth found himself in unfamiliar waters

Seth looked down the road in front of him. It seemed to stretch off into nowhere. I’m in the middle of nowhere — another city, another state, he thought. While the long drive to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch often draws this sort of reaction from young people coming to campus for the first time, Seth…

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