Lutherans Outdoors' Wish Lists

Outlaw Ranch


  • Wand lighters
  • ‘Strike Anywhere’ kitchen matches
  • Recreation balls of all types
  • New bike helmets
  • Kayaks
  • Work gloves
  • Spark Bibles
  • New or gently used board games
  • Sleeping bags


  • Honey
  • Laundry detergent
  • Rubbermaid plastic containers with lids

Horse Care:

  • Large, gentle riding horses (donation)
  • Corral panels
  • Fencing
  • Cash donations for farrier care
  • Wormer or cash gift to cover
  • Vaccinations or cash gift to cover
  • Small hay bales for winter horse feed


  • “Forever” Postage stamps
  • Copy paper (white or colored: 20 lb 100+ brightness)
  • Masking tape
  • Dry erase markers
  • Duct tape
  • Sharpie markers
  • I-Pad – in good condition (for swiping credit cards in camp store)


  • New or used gas golf cart/Polaris Ranger or similar
  • Garbage sacks (13 gal size for recycling bins)
  • New or Gently Used Vehicles
  • Four Walkie Talkies with NOAA weather alert system (10 mi. or more distance)

Cash Donations:

  • Craft Supplies (gift card – Michael’s or Hobby Lobby)
  • Gift Card – Menards or Lowe’s
  • Cash donations - Equine program
  • Cash donations - Outlaw Maintenance



Program Wishes:

  • Fabric for making blindfolds
  • Milk jug caps
  • Empty plastic peanut butter containers
  • Empty frosting containers
  • Empty cool whip containers
  • Bird feeders
  • Bird seed
  • Butterfly nets
  • Flashlights
  • Swim goggles
  • Kickballs, soccer balls, frisbees
  • Rubbermaid storage totes
  • Spotting scope

Office Wishes:

  • Reams of White or Colored Office Paper
  • Prepaid fuel cards for staff travel

Housekeeping Wishes:

  • Sheets for twin, full and queen beds

Facility Wishes:

  • Dish sets for new staff housing/retreat complex
  • Planters and flower pots
  • 32” (or larger) Flat-Screen Television(s) (for Lodge)

Klein Ranch

Care for the Critters:

  • 1st Aid stall for injured horses
  • Square hay or prairie grass bales
  • Cotton lead ropes
  • Mineral tubs for the horses
  • Trim the horses hooves in the spring
  • Paint the bunny's house
  • Volunteer time to remodel the animal barn
  • Bags of feed: Rabbit pellets, Cat food, Oats, Sweet feed

For keeping campers safe & healthy:

  • Sponsor First Aid/CPR/AED Training for summer staff
  • 2 & 4 inch rolls of CoFlex or vet wrap

For making the ranch beautiful:

  • Flats of flowers 
  • New deck between Ranch House & up coming kitchen
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Deck sealant 

For the office:

  • Copy paper
  • Colored copy paper
  • Forever stamps
  • Donations for background checks

Joy Ranch Wish List

Things that will make the office run smoothly:

  • AA batteries & AAA batteries
  • Gift cards to Office Peeps or WalMart
  • “Forever” postage stamps
  • Reams of white and colored paper
  • Dry erase markers and Sharpie Markers
  • Masking & Scotch tape
  • IPad or similar tablet to manage registration & camp store
  • Large Office Shredder
  • White Out Tape
  • Staples
  • Pens & Pencils

Fun things:

  • Nature Trail Interpretive Signs
  • Kayak paddles
  • Split campfire wood
  • Sand/Beach Toys
  • Excellent condition walkie-talkies
  • Soft dodgeballs
  • Crayons, Markers, Colored pencils
  • Spark Bibles
  • Yarn & String
  • Nails & Hammers

Things to help make Joy Ranch more accessible:

  • Magic bullet blender’s
  • Accessible dinnerware
  • Therapeutic riding saddles
  • Extendable roasting sticks
  • Excellent condition sea-leaf pontoon lift

Things that can be used to make Joy Ranch beautiful:

  • Large riding mower in excellent condition
  • Lawn fertilizer
  • Stihl Weed Whacker
  • Landscape Woodchips/Mulch

Things that will make cleaning & fixing stuff & cooking easier:

  • Skid steer attachments
  • New large commercial carpet sweeper/vacuum
  • Heavy-duty extension cords
  • 4WD Truck with snowplow
  • Cupcake pans
  • Rubber spatulas
  • Chafing dishes
  • Commercial shelving
  • Dawn dish soap

Things the Joy Ranch horses would love:

  • DuMOR® Horse mineral blocks
  • Saddles in excellent riding condition
  • Good condition riding helmets
  • Cash gift to help purchase new harnesses for the buggy driving horses

Perhaps this is a way to support Joy Ranch:

  • Pre-purchased gift cards to Watertown lumber stores, gas stations, or grocery stores
  • Unopened, sample-size toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.)
  • Good condition Golf carts
  • Latex-free bandaids
  • 32” (or larger) Flat-Screen Television(s) (for Dining Room)


FYI – Thrivent Financial members have an exciting and unique way of supporting Joy Ranch.  Ask us or your Thrivent Financial representative about Thrivent Action Team service projects, fundraisers, and educational events