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The Welcome Bluebird


Expanding alternatives for adults with disabilities.

 The mission of Collins Lake Ranch is to provide meaningful opportunities to people with developmental disabilities who desire to participate in a rural mountain community.


To facilitate a high quality of life for everyone involved with Collins Lake Ranch.


We are a non-profit agency in a rural community, providing services through the Developmental Disabilities Waiver and the Mi Via Waiver.

We Offer both Individualized and Integrated Services:

· Residential Supported Living

· Customized Community Supports, Individual & Group

· Community Integrated Employment services

· Community Based Family Living Services

· Community Respite Services


We also offer:

  • A great place to live and learn, to work and play

  • Close to nature, with the comforts of modern facilities

  • Where everyone can enjoy being part of a caring community

  • Our service model is based on personal dignity and compassion

  • We work closely with individuals, support teams (IDTs), and families


Some of our activities and tasks include:

  • Gardening (planting, nurturing, harvesting, etc.)

  • Food preparation (Canning, and preserving, baking, etc.)

  • Property maintenance (trail building, fencing, etc.)

  • Self-sufficiency (knot tying, map reading, etc.)

  • Creating crafts for sale (pottery, woodworking, etc.)

  • Collecting firewood from the property

  • Working at other local ranches and businesses

  • Animal husbandry (feeding, grooming, etc.)


Recreational Opportunities

In addition to running the ranch, we are also involved in many local area activities.

These include:


  • Skiing and sledding

  • Canoeing, fishing and swimming

  • Camping and hiking

  • Nature walks and exploring

  • Crafts of a wide variety


Always catering to the individual’s interests, skills and styles.

Commercial kitchen view of stove and work surface.
East side of main building.
Vegetable garden in late summer.
Monarch butterfly on blossoms in garden.
Campers at the dock and in canoe on lake.
Summer flowers in flowerbeds near resident house.
Early spring shoreline of Collins Lake.
Entrance road fork just beyond gate.
Collins Lake Ranch entrance gate sign.
American Widgeon duck on Collins Lake.
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