Ouachita Mountain Resort and Farm Adventure!
Ouachita Mountain Resort Inc. is a fully recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in the heart of the Ouachita (wash-i-taw) Mountains of Western Arkansas. Established on 200 acres of the most beautiful farmland in the world, Ouachita Mountain Resort and Farm Adventure! is providing something for everyone.
From insect controlled tent camping, RV pull-throughs, to furnished get away cabins with all the wonderful amenities of a family farm, Ouachita Mountain Resort and Farm Adventure! plans to provide the perfect, most secure outdoor experience for everyone in one of the most beautiful places in the world. With your help, Ouachita Mountain Resort and Farm Adventure! plans to make this spectacular experience accessible to everyone no matter the disability. Please read more about us to see how!
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A “dude-ranch” style Farm Adventure! excursion.
The Farm Adventure! is a name coined for the educational farm at Ouachita Mountain Resort. The purpose of the educational farm is to help provide funds for our nonprofit organization which provides respite for individuals with special needs and foster children. Families caring for loved ones who have special needs are faced with a 24/7 job, even when they’re at school. However, it’s not just school age children like I’ve worked with in the past, and who my wife still does physical therapy with, many families have adult members who have special needs. The Farm Adventure will be designed so everyone can enjoy it in their own way. We also plan to provide a break for foster families by offering respite for foster children. This will lighten the load for these heroes, and offer opportunities for volunteers.
The plan is to recruit retired educators and professionals who will volunteer their time to help us care for these individuals. Locally there are no resources for families with members who have special needs requiring respite care. Some families might enjoy a break to go shopping for a day. Others may be planning a trip, let’s say to Disney World, and have a family member who just wouldn’t appreciate tramping around all day, for several days. And then, God forbid there be an emergency, and someone needs to get on an airplane and be somewhere right now. Our goal is to provide a place, resources, and highly qualified caregivers so families will feel secure that their loved ones are safe, that a qualified caregiver is with them constantly, they’re being loved, and they’re having fun.
That’s “why” the Farm Adventure! is, but “what” is the Farm Adventure!? The educational farm has many exciting and wonderful things to offer. Located in western Arkansas in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains, The Farm Adventure! is 200 acres of the most beautiful farmland in the world. Like a family farm in the mountains with an old- fashioned flair, The Farm Adventure! is comprised of the most beautiful woods, meadows, ponds, and streams anywhere. It’s planned to create a hands on experience for guests who would like to enjoy the animals, gardening, and the other elements of farm life that are almost extinct.
We would like to provide food and lodging for guests who would like to stay at Ouachita Mountain Resort. A bunkhouse style farmhouse, a luxurious bed and breakfast type facility, cabins offering lodging for groups meeting at the A-Frame, and other cabins which provide complete seclusion in the deep woods. It’s planned to make The Farm Adventure! completely accessible. Every aspect from the trails, the animals, the ponds, or the cabins will be made accessible to everyone.
From highly qualified caregivers to the army of volunteers enjoying the wonders of this amazing place while helping to build and keep it going, our goal is to find something for everyone willing to help. Please see our “Get Involved” link to learn more about how you can be involved in making these dreams a reality and save these magnificent natural resources.