Alpine Boys Ranch

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Alpine Boys Ranch was a behavior modification facility located near Plain, Washington.


The facility began to detain at-risk teenagers in 1979.

They closed down in 2003 after loosing a lawsuit from the parents of a boy - Joseph D. Bolt, who 17 years of age died after leaving the ranch without supervision.

The facilities was sold to a Christian group called YD Adventures, who renamed the ranch.

Program structure

- no information available at the present time -


17 year old Joseph D. Bolt downed after running away on a camping trip [1]. Lawsuits and increased regulation made the facility focus on a related targetgroup [2].

External Links

Info pages


  1. Update on Alpine’s Boys Ranch: Who Said What, By Elaine Rising, - industry marketing firm
  2. Article: Alpine Boys Ranch Splits With State Department, Yakima Herald-Republic, October 21, 2001 (Re-print from Highbeam reserach)