1237 Green Oak Rd, Vista, CA 92081
Once home to the Kumeyaay and Luiseno Indian tribes, Green Oak Ranch has a rich history in the North San Diego County area. Known as ‘Camp Vista’ from 1935 to 1941, Green Oak Ranch was part of the nationwide network created as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC was one of the first programs instituted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Great Depression. President Roosevelt established “Camp Vista” as a work program for unemployed young men. Later, Camp Vista played a role in the military defense effort by housing four Missouri National Guard companies who had the responsibility for patrolling the Pacific coastline from northern San Diego County to northern Los Angeles County.
In 1950, the Union Rescue Mission purchased the site and established “Green Oak Ranch” as a Christian youth camp for inner-city boys. Later in 1968 the Union Rescue Mission expanded the program to include girls. The Los Angeles Mission also included men as “Ranch Hands” which, with the Ranch’s rural setting proved highly effective in helping inner-city men break persistent alcohol addiction. In 1998, local businessman Arie de Jong purchased Green Oak Ranch and helped to establish a one-of-a-kind, collaborative Christian community.
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