• 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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    8:1:2

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

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    200

    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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    550

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

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS & SERVICES

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

Mar 3

Clearpool Summer Camp Open House

10:00am - 11:30am

Clearpool Campus
Mar 3

Hillside Summer Camp Open House

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Brewster Campus
Mar 10

Maple Sugaring & Pancake Breakfast

9:00am - 1:00pm

Clearpool Campus

Apr 6

Girl Scout Weekend

9:00am (check in 9:00 - 9:30 am) - 1:30pm

Green Chimneys Clearpool Campus
33 Clearpool Road, Carmel, NY 10512

Committed to our Community

Come visit us today.

Clearpool Campus
33 Clearpool Road
Carmel, NY 10512
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Brewster Campus
400 Doansburg Road
Brewster, NY 10509
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Cows at Green Chimneys

Cow

Blossom is a 1-year-old Holstein cow, and she was born a freemartin. A freemartin calf is a common result of twin calves; the female twin absorbs genetic material from a male twin in utero, and after birth develops male traits and subsequently becomes sterile. Since Blossom can’t produce milk, the dairy farm where she was born asked Green Chimneys if we’d like to have her, and of course, we agreed! Blossom came to us around the same time as another calf named Alfie, and the two have grown up together while being cared for by staff and students alike.