Majestic Ranch in Randolph, UT

Majestic Ranch in Randolph, UT

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gagirlnvegas

Since: Dec 05

Seven Mile, OH

#1 Dec 20, 2005
My nephew is at Majestic Ranch. Please provide feedback on Majestic Ranch. I have read mixed reviews about the school.
immortalcoil

Since: Jan 06

San Marcos, CA

#2 Jan 4, 2006
gagirlnvegas wrote:
My nephew is at Majestic Ranch. Please provide feedback on Majestic Ranch. I have read mixed reviews about the school.
What was your nephew sent there for?

...I will be honest with you - if it is possible at all for you to influence the removal of your nephew from the program, DO SO.
I was a resident there many years ago, and was abused - phyiscally and mentally.

The living conditions are FAR under par, and I saw and experienced things there that no child should.

Since I was finally released from there - it has undergone quite a bit of "renovation" and "restructuring" - but due to MY experiences there - I have been observing the actions and program as a whole.

The program on the outside has "revamped" it's appearances - but the core of the program is the same.

I was one of the residents that brought charges against them and I had 4 witnesses with me - House Parents.

2 had quit their job there becuase they refused to follow the "guidelines" for diciplinary behavior regarding the children. The owners and faculty that were already there - reprimanded them for not adhering to the "policy" - and they quit - refusing to compromise their morals of how a child should be punished.

2 of the other witnesses that I had - were current houseparents (at that time). They had been there for about 2 years a piece - and had finally gotten sick of the M.O. that is used there.

Whatever your nephews issues were that got him sent there - I promise that there are better places, methods and ways to help him through it.
nicole r

Pensacola, FL

#3 Aug 21, 2006
my name is nicole i was enrolled at majestic ranch for 31 months and finally was taken home by my parents. While i was there i experinced much of this "abuse". One day we did 27 laps in the hot sun for two in a half hours with no breaks around the big feild which is a little smaller then a foot ball feild. Many restraints led to injuries and sicknesses were not taken care of. We had small and poor living conditions and many times had to deal with the house parents dramma and own problems. Although there were many "smoking bans" we had easy accses to sigeretts lighters and even marjuana a few times. One of the pourposes of Majestic ranch was to help build self estem and to improve communication. While those things may very well have happend, staff were aloud to insult us on very many levels. There were also questions of sexual assult that were not taken seriously (if you want more information about this ask me personally.) Tammy and Wayne are, in my experince, extreamly manipulative and flat out liars. I hope that eny parents who are thinking about sending there children to majestic ranch that they tink twice and also realize there are many other faculities that are avaliable. If you want any information on specific inccodents of abuse of any kind or the living conditions i would be more then happy to give that to you. Like i said i was there for 31 months and i had much time to see the real inside life at Majestic Ranch. Dont get me wrong, it helped bothe my family and I very much, but i personally dotn feel that it is a safe place for any child to be placed at.
immortalcoil wrote:
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What was your nephew sent there for?
...I will be honest with you - if it is possible at all for you to influence the removal of your nephew from the program, DO SO.
I was a resident there many years ago, and was abused - phyiscally and mentally.
The living conditions are FAR under par, and I saw and experienced things there that no child should.
Since I was finally released from there - it has undergone quite a bit of "renovation" and "restructuring" - but due to MY experiences there - I have been observing the actions and program as a whole.
The program on the outside has "revamped" it's appearances - but the core of the program is the same.
I was one of the residents that brought charges against them and I had 4 witnesses with me - House Parents.
2 had quit their job there becuase they refused to follow the "guidelines" for diciplinary behavior regarding the children. The owners and faculty that were already there - reprimanded them for not adhering to the "policy" - and they quit - refusing to compromise their morals of how a child should be punished.
2 of the other witnesses that I had - were current houseparents (at that time). They had been there for about 2 years a piece - and had finally gotten sick of the M.O. that is used there.
Whatever your nephews issues were that got him sent there - I promise that there are better places, methods and ways to help him through it.
Program Mom

Reno, NV

#4 Aug 24, 2006
My child was in the program one year. I brought her home after the facts were verified that indeed what the above post tells you.

I know these people. I know that the staff/administration is not trust worthy. Until something is corrected I would advise bringing your nephew home.

I agree that the program works and our family is much better. THe reason I brought my child home was safety.
leslie elliott

Grandy, MN

#5 Nov 16, 2006
-k- Majestic is what you make it a lot of shit will happen but
you can't fix that. I Don't agree with all the things that happend. I learned a lot of stuff though and I have learned a lot I am a totally different person... I love the staff member named Tori she helped mee soo much!!!
I am 15 years old and I am as honest as I can bee!!!
leslie
ShadowMaster

Riverside, CA

#6 Nov 17, 2006
Would this be the same Majestic Ranch in Randolph, UT, run by a Daniel Peart? If so......then I have my -own- issues with them.
jds

Clarksville, TN

#7 Apr 25, 2007
hey that real cool
JELLY

Salt Lake City, UT

#8 May 31, 2007
I worked at Majestic Ranch for 5 weeks before being beaten by a student. In my opinion, the place is a nightmare. I took the job because I wanted to help the kids. They even paid me more because I had an Associate's Degree-- in General Education, not Social Work. I recieved no training other than watching another House Parent do her thing for a couple days. The food there was enough to destroy anybody's guts-- it was nothing but Sysco products. The program has its highlights, but I never saw the students do anything to really teach them new behavior patterns. They were just herded everywhere.
And yes it is Daniel Peart who owns it.
art

United States

#9 Jun 7, 2007
leslie elliott wrote:
-k- Majestic is what you make it a lot of shit will happen but
you can't fix that. I Don't agree with all the things that happend. I learned a lot of stuff though and I have learned a lot I am a totally different person... I love the staff member named Tori she helped mee soo much!!!
I am 15 years old and I am as honest as I can bee!!!
leslie
hey leslie i know you
maj

Oakley, UT

#10 Oct 28, 2007
I worked there several years ago around 93 or so I worked there for about a year . I never agreed with alot of the things that went on like the so called take downs were kids were humilliated in front of there peers . Working with the kids was the best part of the job but as house parents we were discouraged to interact in any way that would interfear with ther therapy sessions things such as offering any advice or suggestions etc.....When I worked there it was all boys no girls wich some were along the way changed. The food in my oppinion as stated earlier was never the best as the kids had to follow a menu for meals as well as help prepare the meals and clean up afterwards the food was bought at the grocery store usually in evanstonin wich the high honor kids usually pertisipated in. In short the locals never liked the idea of the ranch !Like I said earlier I enjoyed working with kids as each one had a different approach to motivate them but the methods we were required to follow were not the best approach to all of the kids . Most all of them were just trying to get attention even if it was in some way negative . not sure about today but if i had kids that needed attention in a possitive way i would do some research on what type of attention they truely need . Most all ranches for boys or girls tend to fall on the tough love method wich works for some but not all.as far as the therapy went it seemed more like brain washing than anything!
NCN

Fresno, CA

#11 Dec 5, 2007
Do you remember a Michael Harris that was there around the same time???
Kurt

Memphis, TN

#12 Feb 23, 2009
NCN wrote:
Do you remember a Michael Harris that was there around the same time???
I remember Michael Harris. He was from Hanford, CA I was there with him back in 91 - 92. He had a great personality, and a twang in his voice.
Kurt S
Glenda

Escondido, CA

#13 Jul 8, 2009
Just wanted to say my son was there when he was 13 years old for one year in 2002. He is now 20 years old. I really think it was a wake up call for him and me. We both grew and changed our own behavior, it was not just him. His self esteemed sky rocketed and has continued to since then. He has learned that things are not handed to him on a silver platter. But I also had to learn to not give him everything on a silver platter. I loved what he learned at Majestic Ranch and I think his experience was great. I think it is what you do with the tools you have learned that really matters.
Bobby's Mom in San Diego, CA
edward

Dayton, OH

#14 Nov 20, 2009
I was there about14 years ago.I was sent there and probably needed somethimg being defiant as i was.but that place was a nightmare.I still have nightmares about what i saw.The locals in randolph hated the children.the first time i did meth amphetamines was given to me by a staff along with alcohal and pretty much any drug you could find.A kid i new when i was there fell through a tractor and tore his leg up,his parents where told he tried to run away.I wish i could talk to someone.there was so much terror with how they made me butcher sheep the first day i was there.My parents never believed me when i was released and before never allowed to speak about any of these things or topics or contact with parents would be taken away and i would be punished!!!If anyone wants to know more information with further detail please respond to this commment.
Russell

Maxton, NC

#15 Dec 14, 2009
I was at the ranch in 94 and was able to escape before almost freezing to death and turning myself back in. All in all, it was a great experience, except there weren't any girls. Who cares about a nasty sheep? You sissies need to grow a pair. What do you think has happened to a cow everytime you sit down to eat a hamburger?
galadriel535

Daly City, CA

#17 May 16, 2010
It is a gulag. No child should be there. Wayne and Tammy and the Litchfields and Pearts are monsters. They lie to parents and torture the kids. I sent my child there in 2004 because I was desperate and believed their hype. I took her out 4 months later. in 4 months she lost 50 pounds. I feel fortunate that they did not kill her. If there is any justice in the world, they will get their just deserts....cancer seems appropriate...some painful lingering death. They are monsters.
Jeff

United States

#18 Jun 9, 2010
gagirlnvegas wrote:
My nephew is at Majestic Ranch. Please provide feedback on Majestic Ranch. I have read mixed reviews about the school.
Hey there I was in that place its run by a bunch of child molestors and sickos Dan Peart if he still owns that dump... well put it this way it would be illegal to even say what he deserves do anything u can to get him out of there.
former staff member

Roy, UT

#19 Oct 3, 2010
I used to work at majestic ranch from 2003-2004 in my opinion it is a nightmare for any kid to be there. The youngest kid there was 7 years old. I dont understand why a child that young was sent there still to this day. as you all know there was an investigation into alleged abuse with a staff member there. I was actually with this staff member that was accused at the time of the alleged abuse and never witnessed him abuse or torment the individual. There are upsides to the program but from my stand point there was room for a lot of improvement. if you have a child there get them out its not worth the money and there are other ways to get a child to listen.
nikki

Chester, PA

#20 Dec 23, 2010
i went to majestic ranch like 5 years ago and it was really awful...the only reason it makes the kids change is because we wanna leave there so bad because we are abused and treated like we are in jail...meeting all the ppl there was the best part but other then that on my first day i had to stand in a corner with my nose against the wall for 3 hours bc i said something negative..its not right. majestic ranch is NOT the place to send your kids.
Erik V

United States

#21 Feb 6, 2011
I was there in 1993. I lived in one of the houses next to Dan Peart's house. I never witnessed abuse at the ranch but they didn't employ the highest quality help. "House Parents" would look the other way if a kid they thought needed it was getting jumped. Like some others I witnessed things that were pretty rough. It was basically a prison for kids. Riots, drugs, attempted escapes etc.

Being from Las Vegas I got to experience new things though. At 15 years old I spent 3 days in a sheep trailer in 30 something below temps. With A ranch hand who spoke no english. Dan told me once "kids are like horses. They need to be broke" I think that pretty much sums up the philosophy behind that place and the staff at Brightway Adolescent Hospital where they got most of the kids. Oh, and the "take downs" were no fun. I still have problems with my jaw from a staff member burying his knee in it.

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