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~777 Ranch Staff~

Rick (Camp Director and Ranch Manager)
and Genny Benson

Rick and Genny

Rick has been involved in Christian camping since the early 1960s at various locations in Southern California, beginning with washing dishes and leading trail rides to being horsemanship director and acting camp director. After serving at Ironwood Christian Camp in California for sixteen years, he felt called of the Lord to develop a new camp ministry in an area whose population was involved with horses and cattle, using those as a tool for ministry. He moved his family to Ferron, Utah, in 1996 and has since been working to build the facilities and to develop the 777 Ranch programs.

Having previously served as a school teacher, a camp counselor, camp kitchen menu planner and purchaser, Genny now oversees the 777 Ranch kitchen, housekeeping, and correspondence. She and Rick have five grown children.

Katie Benson


Upon graduation from college in 2010 with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and a minor in Business Technology, Katie returned to the 777 Ranch where she uses her abilities to help the ranch ministry year round. She serves as a secretary to her dad (Rick), organizes the horsemanship camps and church retreats, teaches in the various camp programs, works in the horse and cattle operations, and helps with housekeeping and cooking.


Jean Morlan


Jean and her late husband Don began cooking breakfast for campers in the late 1990s, first on a camp stove on the porch of what is now the Snack Shack and later on a modern grill and stove in the lodge! Jean continues to volunteer as head breakfast cook, helping with other meals, housekeeping, and anything else that needs attention.

P.O. Box 1025 • Ferron, Utah 84523 • (435) 749-9704 • info@777ranch.org