Established in 1977, the Batesville campus along the White River became the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Boys Ranches headquarters. Our first two residents, siblings, moved in during construction of the first cottage, which was dedicated on October 10, 1977. The Batesville campus now has four cottages for boys and girls, rental facilities, and the main campus building. Siblings typically reside together in these transformative foster-care homes.
We also provide rental facilities at great rates to the community. All proceeds from rentals directly benefit the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Rental facilities include a lodge for up to 40 guests, a chapel and bridal suite, and an event center. We regularly host weddings, conferences, retreats, and reunions on our campus. Contact us for more information about renting Batesville campus facilities.
DeGray Lake Campus
The DeGray Lake campus of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches is located on a former US Corps of Engineers campgrounds near Amity, Arkansas. It is a beautiful campus that offers lodging and event space to guests. Contact us about renting DeGray Lake Campus facilities for conferences, retreats, or weddings.