A vision, a dream for a way to make a difference, was born 25 years ago while tutoring youth from the Cabrini Green
Projects of Chicago. As I listened to the challenges in their everyday life, I imagined one day opening a camp to enhance
and nurture many of the life skills that can be corrupted by the culture of poverty. I knew that I did not want children's
demographics or their socioeconomic status to define who they were or would become as adults. I knew that with careful and
thoughtful planning and dynamic leadership, this vision and dream could exist and be real. I knew that I wanted to guide
this vision that would guide these children. That was twenty-five years ago. Today, I am proud to be able to say to you:
Welcome to Run Free Ranch.