Bright Side Youth Ranch

Who we are

We are a safe place where hurting kids can find hope. We provide a unique setting where kids who are dealing with life challenges can feel the love and attention of a caring adult mentor, a horse and a Savior who loves them beyond measure.

Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our HOPE is in you alone.
— Psalm 33:22


What we do

Bright Side Youth Ranch serves children and teens ages 8-18 years old that are experiencing crisis, both ongoing and current life challenges. Those can range from anxiety, depression, anger, abuse, trauma, neglect, loss, self-harm, behavioral issues, chronic illness, to living in a high-risk environment, or any combination of above. We offer One-on-One mentoring Sessions and Round Ups.

Ever since coming here, I don’t want to hurt myself anymore. I know that I am special and wanted.
— Recent Participant

You can make an impact by
partnering with us in ministry.

Thank you for making Bright Side a place to learn and change someone’s life.
— Andrew, age 15

Connect With Us


contact us

1069 North Shiloh Road, York, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 487-7786

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Each time I watch my daughter interact with the horses, it becomes more apparent that the horse isn’t just caring for her or carrying her—it’s carrying her pain for a little while too.
— Parent of a participant