About Us

About Us


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The Seamark Ranch logo is a shining beacon – a lighthouse leading children to safety and security.

 

Our seamark is Jesus Christ. The shining light portrays His salvation, love, peace, hope, and grace – all of which are freely given to our children at Seamark Ranch.

Seamark Ranch, located on a beautiful 468-acre campus in Northeast Florida, seeks to provide a traditional home environment where each child can experience the security of boundaries and the acceptance of unconditional love. The Seamark approach is therapy-based and individualized. We strive to heal wounds and help children prosper in faith, in school, and in the community.

Seamark Ranch’s vision is to break the generational cycle of failure that affects the families we serve, and to nurture purposeful living in children who have experienced the impact of broken families. The children of Seamark Ranch will be equipped with a worldview and life skills that will enable them to productively contribute to our community. Our children will be healed in heart and formed for service.

Seamark Ranch is more than a children's home, orphanage or group home. We are a team of passionate individuals. Dedicated to bettering the lives of less fortunate children. Committed to finding the lost, hurt, abandoned, rejected, abused and neglected. Offering hope in a brand new way and environment. Giving grace abundantly. Loving unconditionally. Making dreams come true for our children!

 

Our History


Keith and April Denton founded Seamark Ranch in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2001.

Keith Denton experienced first-hand how Seamark Ranch can make a difference in the lives of children. When he was 10 years old, Keith went to live at Big Oak Ranch, a Christian children’s home in Alabama. His new family loved him and nurtured his development, and his gifts and talents blossomed in the Christ-centered environment. During his high school valedictorian address, Keith thanked his ranch family for believing in a kid on whom everyone else had given up. After graduating from college, Keith and his wife, April, returned to the ranch where he served as the ranch’s first development director and later as the administrator.

 

In 2001, the Lord gave Keith and April the vision of founding and building Seamark Ranch for boys and girls in the Northeast Florida area. The dream began to take shape as two Jacksonville families donated 468 acres in Clay County, Florida. In the summer of 2007, the dream became a reality as Seamark Ranch opened its doors to children and began its ministry thanks to the support and generosity of hundreds of compassionate individuals, churches, civic organizations, foundations, and businesses.

Seamark Ranch is celebrating our tenth anniversary in 2017. Since opening our doors Seamark has served over 100 children with its two homes, on-campus school and extensive childcare programs. As we continue to add homes, build a K-12 school, and grow and expand our programs we hope to transform the lives of hundreds of children entrusted to our care.

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Our Mission

 

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Our Mission

Seamark Ranch is a nurturing Christian home and family system that gives children from families in crisis the tools they need for a brighter future. Through a family home model, a specialized residential school and the lessons of life on a working farm community, Seamark Ranch provides the ideal setting for love, stabilization, healing, education and empowerment.

Our Vision

 

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Our Vision

Seamark Ranch’s vision is to break the generational cycle of failure that affects the families we serve, and to nurture purposeful living in children who have experienced the impact of broken families. The children of Seamark Ranch will be equipped with a worldview and life skills that will enable them to productively contribute to our community. Our children will be healed in heart and formed for service.

Financial Statement

 

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Financial Statement

Seamark Ranch is a nonprofit organization established in May 2001. It is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Seamark Ranch relies almost exclusively on private contributions from individuals, businesses, civic organizations, foundations, and churches for its support. Seamark Ranch maintains a debt-free policy and is building the Ranch as capital is raised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Seamark?



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    They (the community) understand and truly believe that every child deserves a home, a loving family and the opportunity to live their lives to the fullest... Seamark Ranch leads the way in creating this vital link between despair and hope.


    Mayor Jacksonville, FL 2003 - 2011, John Peyton

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    At Beazer Homes, we prefer to direct our outreach initiative to an organization where we can directly impact lives. We appreciate what Seamark Ranch is doing for these children and we know our support is going directly to those in need.


    Jim Moore, Beazer Homes

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    For many children (Seamark Ranch) it will be that 'Beacon of Hope' in a real sea of despair.


    Duval County Sheriff 2003 - 2015, John Rutherford

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    “Our kids most enjoyed learning about/seeing the horses and playing on the giant clay hill. Great interactive and educational experience enjoyed by children of all ages. We will definitely try to make it back out to ranch for more trips in the future.”


    Alexis Clark, 2012 TnT Program Manager / Summer Camp Manager, MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation

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    I loved riding with the girls today, the Seamark horses are very taken care of very well.


    Darcy Garner, 2015

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    Such a good place!


    Danny Early, 2014

 

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3631 seamark ranch rd
green cove springs, fl 32043
(904) 529-1951

mail@seamarkranch.com

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