• The Healing Power of Nature.

    Learn how human-animal contact can have a profound effect on a child.

  • Helping young students overcome challenges.

    An enriched learning environment that identifies and builds upon strengths.

  • Popular activities and events all year round.

    Opportunities for community members of all ages to explore and enjoy.

Therapeutic Special Education

Empowering our students to reach their full potential.

An innovative program incorporating academic, behavioral and emotional support in a comprehensive learning environment to help each child achieve new skills and confidence, and return to their home school district with the best chance of success. Green Chimneys School

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    A student to faculty to teaching assistant ratio that addresses individual learning styles with necessary therapeutic support.

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    Our 200 animals and wildlife play a supportive role in nature-based therapy and educational activities for children with special needs.

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    Our 550 combined acres give students every opportunity to be part of the environment and discover their own special talents.


So much to offer our community friends.

Green Chimneys is part of the surrounding community. From preschool programs to summer camp to outdoor adventures for school groups, Green Chimneys offers valuable education and recreation experiences, along with exciting public events, for all ages. Join us

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    Connect with animals and nature. Visit the Farm & Wildlife Center.

    Enjoy a weekend visit to the farm or join us for one of our famous events.

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    Early education to help kids' growth and development.

    Our dynamic preschool and before & after school programs serve children ages 3-12.

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    The great outdoors provides a perfect classroom.

    Learn through discovery with challenging outdoor activities and nature exploration.

The Newsroom

Here’s what’s going on at Green Chimneys

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Events Calendar

Aug 26

Clearpool Model Forest Workshop: Hemlock Conservation

10:00am - 12:00pm

Clearpool Campus
33 Clearpool Road
Carmel, NY 10512
Aug 30

Clearpool Model Forest Workshop: Studying Impacts of Deer (AVID)

9:00am - 12:00pm

Clearpool Campus
33 Clearpool Road
Carmel, New York 10512
Nov 4

Conquer the Forest Trail Run

8:45 am & 9:30 am race times

Clearpool Campus

Nov 10

Clearpool Father-Son Weekend

9:30am - 1:00pm

Clearpool Campus
33 Clearpool Road, Carmel, NY 10512

Committed to our Community

Come visit us today.

Clearpool Campus
33 Clearpool Road
Carmel, NY 10512

Brewster Campus
400 Doansburg Road
Brewster, NY 10509

The Llama Crew

Lily, Java, Summer Wind, Beata, Alexa
There’s a whole lotta llamas at the farm!

Green Chimneys has been a long-time home to llamas Lily and Java, who arrived in 2006 as trained therapy animals. Llamas are environmentally sensitive, intelligent creatures that get along well with children and are noted for being well-socialized, extremely curious and highly approachable, making the pair excellent “facilitators” for the therapeutic programs at Green Chimneys.

In the fall of 2011, Lily and Java were joined by a group of llamas, creating a complete community of camelids.