The Kansas Jaycees' Cerebral Palsy Foundation has been a driving force in ensuring the improvement of health and well-being for individuals with both physical and mental disabilities. The CP Ranch has been working for over 40 years in an attempt to increase the quality of life for the disabled in Kansas as well as our surrounding states through discovery and/or enhancement of social, recreational and educational life skills
Our recreation/educational program was founded in 1964 by Jack Jonas, then President and founder of the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas, and Deryl Schuster, then President of the Kansas Jaycees. Located on 151 acresof woods and meadows in Butler County, our facilities include a 28-acre spring-fed lake, 2 dorms, a cafeteria, a pool with a changing and bathroom area, a recreational pavilion, a lodge and an office. All of our buildings are equipped with central heat and air for our guests’ comfort and enjoyment.
Campers ages vary from 5 to 75 and since our inception, we have served over 9,500 campers and indirectly served an additional 15,000 through respite services.
Our mission, which is the strongest driving force in our organization, is to provide support for a multi-use facility that will afford all individuals, encompassing physically and/or mentally challenged persons, the opportunity to enjoy their highest level of functioning and independence in a residential summer camp program.