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We understand that in a military family “kids serve too” and we want to invite children of veterans and service members in our community to join us for a 4-day intensive horsemanship program designed just for military children. This program takes horse-inspired insights into fostering creativity, developing assertiveness, dealing with conflict, heightening mind-body awareness & balance, and making lasting connections with horses and each other … all while having a ton of fun!
The bond participants develop with their horses provides a low-key and trusting environment in which they can choose to share their experiences of parents being deployed, or returning from deployment.
All our participants and many parents comment on how important it was that everyone in the program “was in the same boat,” with shared experiences and shared emotions; something that is not the case in educational settings.
The true cost of this program has been underwritten by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut Foundation, the Edward and Mary Lord Foundation and the Thompson Family Foundation.
Our Horses & Healing programs are supported by Dominion Energy
Our programs for Youth-at-Risk are also supported by Eversource Energy
July 12, 2019 or when full. Places limited to 8 per session.
Cost: $100/4 day week
9:00am – 1:00pm for those entering grades 5 thru 8
To register please complete the online application below or download these forms and send them to Megan Ellis VetKids Full Participant Packet.