History

Teen Valley Ranch was founded by Bob & Pat Anderson.


In 1968 TVR became incorporated as New Life Fellowship under a board of directors.


The initial purchase of land was 34 acres that was once home to an old apple orchard in Plumree, North Carolina. An old hay barn was the only building on-site. The building was later remodled and is now home to our Snack Shack.


TVR now covers 147 acres of land and sits at an elevation of 3,000-3,500 feet, depending on your location on campus.


In 1978 Bob & Pat Anderson felt the Lord calling them to start a sister camp that is called Trails End Ranch. It is located in Ekalaka, Montana.  


Brad Talley stepped in as the new director after Bob and Pat moved from TVR. He and his wife Linda served for 20 years. In 1998, the Talley family moved to Fuquay-Varina where Brad now serves as the lead pastor at Grace Community Church in Angier, North Carolina.


George Wright, who had been the assistant director to Brad, stepped in as the camp director. In 2001, after serving at camp for 19 years, George, his wife Debbie and their three children moved to Banner Elk, North Carolina where he accepted a position as the lead pastor at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.


James Tarpley, who had been the assistant director under George, became the camp director until 2004 when he and his wife Jenny launched their own photography business called Visio Photography, and James serves on staff at Grace Community Church in Marion, NC, where they currently live.


Our current director Greg Oakley stepped into the role of director in 2005, shortly after James and Jenny moved from camp. He and his wife Shelia have three boys and a daughter-in-law; Brooks, Ashlyn, Alex and Logan.


TVR serves over 3,500 young people and adults each year.


TVR is open all year with retreat programs for every age group. Some of our retreat options include: summer camp, youth retreats, family retreats, couples retreats, winter retreats, ski retreats, Christian school retreats, ladies and men’s retreats, and an annual Christmas Tree retreat.