Cornerstone Ranch began as a dream - a dream to one day impact the world by investing in the lives of young people.

In 1997, four men felt compelled by God to find a place where young people could have the opportunity to come to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and have an opportunity to experience the outdoors that so many take for granted. Since 1997, the vision has not changed, but has enlarged.

In 2001, the Lord began to move and to make an opportunity for the dream to become a reality. A "door" was opened on a particular piece of land, owned by the DuPont Corporation, which would be the ideal place for the ministry. The former DuPont powder plant sat on approximately 1,200 acres of land near Gardendale, Alabama. For decades, companies and individuals had tried unsuccessfully to purchase the land from DuPont for a variety of different developments. For that reason, most everyone was skeptical about pursuing this particular piece of land…little did they know that God had His own plan for the property.

The skepticism was unable to stop the plan and purpose of God for Cornerstone Ranch. Because of God's grace and faithfulness, the dream became a reality in 2008. The ministry was blessed with the full 1,200 acres of land just ten minutes north of Birmingham, Alabama…this land is now known as Cornerstone Ranch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who does Cornerstone Ranch target?
A. Cornerstone Ranch is a non-denominational, Christ-centered overnight camp for young people.

Q. What is the cost for each campers?
A. Nothing! This camp is totally FREE for each camper.

Q.How many people stay overnight in the bunkhouses?
A. Each bunk house sleeps 10 to 12 campers.  The bunkhouse is equipped with modern conveniences, such as full bath facilities, including hot and cold running water, ample electrical outlets, and abundant storage space for clothing.

Q. When do the campers pick their activities?
A. Campers will be divided into two groups and will participate in each activity for approximately an hour.

Q. Do you have a doctor in camp?
A. We have medical personnel on call at all times during camp.

Q. What is your campers range in age?
A. 12-18 Years of Age

Q. Do campers need extra money?
A. No. Food, drinks, and snacks will be provided free of charge.

GroupLooking for a place to host your next corporate of family event?  Cornerstone Ranch offers a very unique place for you to celebrate.  Below are some great events that we have recently hosted at Cornerstone Ranch:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Family Reunions
  • Company Retreats
  • Church Picnics
  • Small Group Meetings
  • Concerts
  • Weddings

All of these events were very successful.  The link below provides a fee structure for renting Cornerstone Ranch.  Feel free to contact us for further details...you can use the "Contact" link at the top of the page.  Thanks!

2016 Rental Rates