Torino Ranch Grounds

Torino Ranch Grounds

The vision of the Brett Torino Foundation, in addition to sharing the magic of nature, is first and foremost to preserve it. “The earth inspires me,” says Brett. “I used to think tree huggers were extremists, but as I got older, I realized they were right on point. We can’t lose touch with nature. It’s what keeps us humble. Mother Nature is under siege, and someone has to be willing not only to sound the alarm, but actively be part of the solution.”

Torino Ranch trees
Torino Ranch trees

The Trees

Brett spent many years planning for the irrigation and planting of a profusion of trees, flowers, and other flora not only to complement the camp activities, but to develop an ecosystem. The trees are home to a plentitude of birds, butterflies, and bees, which pollinate the many fruit trees. Some key species you will find include:

  • Redwoods
  • Purple and white locust trees
  • Poplars
  • Blue Spruce
  • Birch
  • Cedars
  • Lilac Trees
  • Grape vines
  • Organic Fruit Trees such as apple, apricot, peach, plum and Japanese Asian Pear

Flowers

All of the flowers on the Ranch are perennials so they are perpetually blooming. The colors and fragrances of hundreds of lilac bushes, roses, white peonies, honeysuckle, wisteria, ranuculus and countless other varieties delight the senses and provide food to the many pollinators who make the ranch their home.

Torino Ranch greenhouse

The Greenhouse

Inside the custom-built Greenhouse, Foundation staff and caretakers cultivate and maintain beds of organic produce including lettuce, kale, peppers, tomatoes, beets, radishes, strawberries, blackberries, and herbs.

“Growing the food you eat is a spiritual undertaking that nourishes the soul,” says Brett. “Over time we’ve developed a system so nothing goes to waste.”

The Lakes and Waterfalls

The Lakes and Waterfalls

As a Buddhist, Brett is deeply aligned with the cleansing and healing properties of water and has developed Torino Ranch to provide the campers with the rare chance to immerse themselves in pristine Toiyabe National Forest water.

“The lakes are an important part of the healing and enchanting environment at Torino Ranch. We wanted to create a ‘day at the beach’ experience where the kids could swim and go canoeing. We built a sandy beach around the lake and an island where the frogs live. We regularly test the water for purity for the immunocompromised children. Camps staff multiple lifeguards to ensure the safety of the children.”

Humans are not the only ones to enjoy the lakes at the Ranch. “Sometimes at dusk the deer and elk come down from the mountains to drink”, recalls Brett. “It is especially magical to get in a little boat and sit quietly out on the lake and watch the wildlife enjoying the bounty of the Ranch.”

Torino Ranch water wall lit up at night
Water wall lit up at dusk

The Ampitheater

The Ampitheater

No camp is complete without a place to celebrate. Torino Ranch’s outdoor amphitheater is where the kids come together to sing, dance, act, and put on skits. Entertainers from town also come to perform for the children. The timeless design of the amphitheater includes a fabricated abstract metal sculpture that resembles tall blades of grass blowing in the wind. Giant tulip-shaped fabric canopies provide shade and add to the ambiance.

Torino Ranch cabins

The Cabins

The design, building, and landscaping of the cabins with metal roofs in June 2001 was a collaborative effort between the Brett Torino Foundation and Sunshine Nevada, a nonprofit that helps critically ill, special needs, and at-risk children. Great friendships are formed at camp, and the kids love sleeping in the cabins that each have ten bunk beds.

Restrooms and comfort stations were also built for the counselors, campers, and guests. A full-service medical shed, complete with supplies and medical staff ensures the safety of the children who attend summer camps. Torino Ranch is equipped to handle everything from bug bites to dehydration or serious complications due to pre-existing illness.

The Lodge

The Lodge

The lodge is Mission Control where all administrative activities, including registration and coordination of staff takes place and compliance reports are generated. There is an industrial kitchen that consists of a walk-in cooler, sinks, stoves, utensils, and outdoor grills. At the kids’ camps, a dedicated army of volunteer chefs and assistants can serve up to 900 gourmet quality meals a day, including any special dietary requirements, to the kids, their siblings, counselors, staff, and volunteers.

Torino Ranch swimming pool scuba lesson

The Swimming Pool

In the newly-renovated swimming pool, kids who are too sick or too small to swim in the lake get the chance to experience the freedom of lapping around in cool water. Licensed aquatics instructors can also provide a therapeutic scuba diving program for camp attendees.

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🌟 Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! 🌟

At BTF, we recognize the incredible dedication and hard work of teachers everywhere. They inspire, educate, and shape the future, often going above and beyond to ensure every student has the tools they need to succeed.

We're proud to support BTF Educational Services and the @nvccf Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, where teachers bring light and hope to young learners. This week, let's give a special thank you to all the teachers who make a lasting impact on our lives.

Drop a comment below to share a special memory or a shoutout to a teacher who made a difference for you! 🙌📚✏️

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We extend our gratitude to all who joined our Earth Day Challenge this April. It was inspiring to witness your commitment and efforts towards nurturing our planet. Here are some beautiful snapshots of nature's wonders, captured by the BTF team over the year. Let's all persist in our individual contributions, for Earth Day is a celebration meant to be embraced every day!

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Let's all give a big shout out 📣  to Kari Tillman and her adorable little helper Nugget for their incredible dedication 💚 to our planet, not just during the Earth Day Challenge, but all year round! 

Kari, your commitment to planting and nurturing a lovely garden and picking up litter is truly inspiring. Keep up the great work! 🌱🌻

Earth Day has come and gone but we can all continue doing our part celebrating Earth Day every day of the year! 🌿✨ 

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Let's all give a big shoutout 📣 to Leslie Davis Barnts and little Spencer for their incredible dedication 💚 to our planet, not just during the Earth Day Challenge, but all year round! Your commitment to planting and nurturing your garden, growing veggies, and cultivating a beautiful flower garden is truly inspiring. Keep up the fantastic work! 🌱🌻

We invite YOU to join the movement and post your own earth day challenge video! Share your photos and videos with us on any of our social media platforms, and we'll showcase them for the world to see. 📲 Don't forget to invite your friends to join in too! Together, we can create a positive impact and leave a healthier planet for future generations. 🌍 💚

Let's make every day Earth Day! 🌿✨ 

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In celebration of Earth Day 🌎, which we honor every day of the year through our conservation efforts 🌿, the Brett Torino Foundation joined forces with 75-100 dedicated volunteers for the Lovell Canyon Clean-Up last Saturday. 

Together, we filled an entire extra-large dumpster with discarded furniture, mattresses, a water heater, and an abundance of glass, cans, bottles, and other waste. 

It's truly humbling to have so much help from the community to continue the work we began in 2017, enhancing the beauty of Lovell Canyon. Together, we've turned it from a neglected, crime-ridden, toxic site into a thriving, verdant oasis, cherished by hikers, bikers, and families seeking solace in its majestic, cooler high elevations. 

A heartfelt 💚 thank you to @saveredrock, our community allies and volunteers whose dedication made this event a resounding success.
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Heartfelt 💚 thanks to Tad Chatham @tad_chatham and Mel Sheldon @melrsheldon for dedicating their time to helping our planet and our community at the Lovell Canyon Clean-Up on Saturday. Your commitment and contribution mean the world to us!

We invite YOU to join the movement and post your own earth day challenge video! Share your photos and videos with us on any of our social media platforms, and we'll showcase them for the world to see. 📲 Don't forget to invite your friends to join in too! Together, we can create a positive impact and leave a healthier planet for future generations. 🌍 💚

Let's make every day Earth Day! 🌿✨

# Save Red Rock #CelebrateEarth #ReduceReuseRecycle #PlanetLove #earthday #ourearthourfuture #bretttorinofoundation #torinoranch
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Please join us in giving Jessica Carlson aka “Snickers” a shout out 📣 for showing love 💚 to our planet during the Earth Day Challenge and all year long! 

Jessica, thank you! Your efforts to minimize waste at home are making a big difference for our planet! These are things we can all do in our own homes. 

We invite YOU to join the movement and post your own earth day challenge video! Share your photos and videos with us on any of our social media platforms, and we'll showcase them for the world to see. 📲 Don't forget to invite your friends to join in too! Together, we can create a positive impact and leave a healthier planet for future generations. 🌍 💚

Let's make every day Earth Day! 🌿✨ 

# Save Red Rock #CelebrateEarth #ReduceReuseRecycle #PlanetLove #earthday #ourearthourfuture #bretttorinofoundation #torinoranch
Big thanks to @fox5vegas and @kpassoth for supporting our Lovell Canyon Cleanup on Earth Day! We were honored to team up with @saveredrock to make a difference.

In the words of our founder, Brett Torino, “It should be protected, and it should be fought for!” That’s why we've spent decades safeguarding and working to preserve this stunning canyon.

Together, let's keep fighting for o#earthdaycleanup 

Watch now: https://www.fox5vegas.com/2024/04/20/natural-treasure-trashed-advocates-fight-restore-lovell-canyon/

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Together, we can achieve greatness!

As a Private Foundation, we understand the power of collective action in shaping our environmental legacy. It's a call to arms for individuals, businesses, governments, and the private sector to unite in defense of this magnificent planet we call home. 

🌎 Together, we can protect and preserve its beauty for generations to come. 

Today, the imperative to tackle climate change, conserve biodiversity, and safeguard ecosystems has never been clearer.  Join us in our mission to create a sustainable and thriving future. Our future depends on the diligence of each and every one of us. Let's make a difference together. 

#OurFutureOurEarth #CollectiveAction
⏰⏳ Last Chance to Join The Lovell Canyon Clean-Up! ⏳⏰

Today's the day! Join us for the Lovell Canyon Clean-Up in partnership with @saveredrock and our amazing community allies. 

📅 Today, April 20
⏰ 10 am - 2 pm (please arrive by noon)
📍 Lovell Canyon

We'll provide all the cleanup supplies you need, along with refreshments from Whole Foods Market. For your comfort and safety, wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and consider bringing sun protection and a water bottle.

Hosted by: Brett Torino Foundation
Supported by: Centennial Subaru

👉 Registration is required: www.saveredrock.com/earth-day

On-site volunteer waivers available for signing upon arrival. Meet at the Forest Service Kiosk at the Lovell Canyon Road entrance, off SR160. Check your confirmation email for more details.

Don't miss this chance to make a difference for our planet! See you there!

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🌎🌿 Lovell Canyon Clean Up 🌿🌎

A big thanks to @citycastvegas for helping us promote the Lovell Canyon Clean Up event being hosted by @saveredrock and BTF! It's happening tomorrow, and there's still time to register. Join us in celebrating Earth Day by signing up now. Together with our community, we're making a difference in beautifying Lovell Canyon and honoring Mother Earth. 

Take a look at what City Cast has to say about this and our other events:
https://lasvegas.citycast.fm/best/celebrate-earth-day-las-vegas

We'd love your help—see you tomorrow at 10am!

#citycastlasvegas #earthday #lovellcanyon #saveredrock #bretttorinofoundation #torinoranch #CelebrateEarth #ReduceReuseRecycle #PlanetLove
🌎🌿 Join the Movement! 🌿🌎

Please join us in giving Christopher Bache aka "Brooklyn" a 👏 Round of Applause 👏 for giving the earth so much love by taking part in our Earth Day Challenge! Your efforts to conserve water and electricity at home are making a real difference for our planet. These simple steps are things we can all do in our own homes. 

We invite YOU to join the movement and post your own earth day challenge video! Share your photos and videos with us on any of our social media platforms, and we'll showcase them for the world to see. 📲 Don't forget to invite your friends to join in too! Together, we can create a positive impact and leave a healthier planet for future generations. 🌍 💚

Let's make every day Earth Day! 🌿✨ 

#CelebrateEarth #ReduceReuseRecycle #PlanetLove #earthday #ourearthourfuture #bretttorinofoundation #torinoranch
Are you aware that the Brett Torino Foundation has dedicated over 30 years to rejuvenating Lovell Canyon? Thanks to collaborations with @saveredrock  and numerous other groups, what was once a dumping ground is now a flourishing ecosystem.

Discover the full story behind this transformative project on our website: https://bretttorinofoundation.org/conservation/

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🌎🌿 Join the Movement! 🌿🌎

Big thanks to Celena Haas @chscomms for joining our Earth Day Challenge! Mother Earth appreciates your commitment to reusing grocery bags. Just think of the positive impact if everyone followed your example!

We invite YOU to join the movement and post your own earth day challenge video! Share your photos and videos with us on any of our social media platforms, and we'll showcase them for the world to see. 📲 Don't forget to invite your friends to join in too! Together, we can create a positive impact and leave a healthier planet for future generations. 🌍 💚

Let's make every day Earth Day! 🌿✨ 

#CelebrateEarth #ReduceReuseRecycle #PlanetLove #earthday #ourearthourfuture #bretttorinofoundation #torinoranch