Learn how human-animal contact can have a profound effect on a child.
An enriched learning environment that identifies and builds upon strengths.
Opportunities for community members of all ages to explore and enjoy.
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
A student to faculty to teaching assistant ratio that addresses individual learning styles with necessary therapeutic support.
Our 200 animals and wildlife play a supportive role in nature-based therapy and educational activities for children with special needs.
Our 550 combined acres give students every opportunity to be part of the environment and discover their own special talents.
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
Enjoy a weekend visit to the farm or join us for one of our famous events.
Our dynamic preschool and before & after school programs serve children ages 3-12.
Learn through discovery with challenging outdoor activities and nature exploration.
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Trauma-Informed Classroom Strategies
8:45am - 2:00pmThe Leir Retreat Center, Inc.
Annual Parent Retreat
9:00am - 4:30pmGreen Chimneys Clearpool Campus
Conquer the Forest Trail Run
8:45 am & 9:30 am race timesClearpool Campus
The Trauma-Informed Lens: Taking Care of Ourselves and the Children
9:00am - 2:00pmThe Leir Retreat Center, Inc.
Found abandoned in a box with her brother in Brooklyn, NY, this sheep was rescued as a newborn. After she was stabilized by a wildlife rehabilitator, she was driven up to Green Chimneys Farm where the children hand fed her with bottles of warm milk. The responsibility of becoming a caretaker for a little animal like Brook Lyn gives students a chance to recognize their own ability to make a contribution. Many of the children have been “taken care” of all of their lives by caring parents, concerned teachers and mental health staff, but stepping up and holding a bottle for this little orphan lamb transforms them from service receivers to service providers.