Open to the public to meet, stay, play and pray, year-round at Mo-Ranch!
Nestled on 500-acres along the spring-fed Guadalupe River, Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly is located in the heart of the beautiful Hill Country in Hunt, Texas. Mo-Ranch is open to the public for spiritual retreats, conferences, summer and day camps, weddings, reunions, group meetings, corporate retreats, vacation getaways and individual reservations. Enjoy an overnight stay with conference center facilities, hotel rooms, unique historical housing and group lodging. The public is always welcome to come and play for the day with a guest pass!
Come explore the adventure of the Hill Country with an abundance of land and water recreation, sports activities, hiking trails, high and low ropes course and the great outdoors.
Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly is a conference and retreat center related by covenant to the Synod of the Sun of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Since 1949, Mo-Ranch has served as a sacred and transformative place for those who retreat to the Hill Country for worship, fellowship, relaxation and renewal.
Mo-Ranch Summer Camp is a co-ed residential Christian summer camp nestled in the wide open spaces of the Texas Hill Country. Let your child escape technology and unplug in the great outdoors with friends, adventure and fun within a safe and Christian environment.
With over 20,000 square feet of meeting space, lodging for up to 525 and incredible scenic views, Mo-Ranch is the perfect venue for every type of event, conference, group or retreat. Choose from first-class meeting facilities that range from large auditoriums to smaller classroom and breakout spaces.
Mo-Ranch offers hospitality unlike any other, with a wide variety of lodging with rustic touches of the Hill Country intertwined throughout. Accommodations include hotel rooms, scenic campgrounds, group lodging, cottages, historical mansions and private waterfront casitas.
Uniquely tailored dining, from casual to gourmet, is available to guests staying at Mo-Ranch. Don’t miss the outdoor barbecue served on Wednesday and Saturday evenings along the banks of the Guadalupe during summer months!
Mo-Ranch continues to enhance all areas of ministry by combining together worship and the arts through its Creative Arts Ministry. New program offerings include ceramic arts, needlework and knitting, quilting, painting, craft weekends, writing retreats and much more.
Midwinter Youth Retreats
January 11-13 and January 18-20, 2019
Midwinter registration is open! Group registration forms and payment should be mailed to Mission Presbytery (7201 Broadway, Suite 303, San Antonio, TX 78209) by December 15, 2018. Cost is $155 per person (youth and adults).
Birding stations and observation areas are found all throughout the ranch. We’ve recently added new prime birding areas, strategically located near water and feeding resources.
The mission of Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly is to foster growth in God through Jesus Christ by sharing its unique living, learning, Christian environment.
I will lift up my eyes unto the hills —
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
the Maker of heaven and earth
We are a connected people, often our connectedness is located in “place.” We remember where we were when monumental events occurred. Sadly, the examples are too often tragic—the Challenger explosion, 9/11 and too many others. Where we were at the time of these events is seared in our memory.
Yet, there is a counter, and arguably a more profound, sense of place that joyfully trumps these tragic examples. In the Bible, Moses met God at the foot of Mount Horeb: “Take off your sandals, Moses, you are on holy ground.” While unique to Moses, this event and others are examples of how events located in time and place profoundly influence individuals, and, may in turn, influence all of humanity. Certainly Moses is an example.
Few of us are called to be Moses, but all are called. Mo-Ranch is a unique place where often that call is discerned. You get a sense of that when you enter this place; a place that for many is holy ground.
He was just eight years old and I was his pastor. It was his first summer camp; an anxious time for parents and campers. I asked him upon his return, “How was it?” “Pastor Dick, it was the best experience of my life and I am going to summer camp every year for as long as I live!” I asked him to think about it and tell me later why it was such a good experience. I remember it as vividly as if it happened yesterday. It was the first Sunday in Lent. He was with his mother. “Pastor Dick, I have been thinking about what you said. At camp I decided I wanted to be a Christian, will you help me?” It is holy ground.
You get a certain sense that this place is special when you pass through the front gate. Somehow it has been set apart. Maybe it’s the Guadalupe meandering through the hills; perhaps an encounter with a deer or a sighting of a Baltimore oriole. Or there is a feeling that you are somehow closer to God when you ascend to the Chapel on the Hill—a gentle breeze seems to breathe on you, and there is a sense of renewal.
It’s difficult to capture this place—words seem inadequate, even insipid. The fact is, this place captures you and you are transformed—it is holy ground.
I invite you to this place, this holy ground, to experience it, to breathe it in and let it breathe into you.
Grace and peace,
President and CEO
Welcome to Mo-Ranch
There is something for everyone at Mo-Ranch
Fellowship, worship, relaxation & renewal at Mo-Ranch
Renew your relationships
With God, with your family, with yourself.
Relax your body and mind
The scenic Texas Hill Country is calling.
Enjoy and learn
Attend one of our camps, conferences or classes.