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Horticulture & Equine Active Learning

HEAL is a curriculum-based horticulture and equine learning experience that offers 1-day or multi-week programs. HEAL strives to create unique outdoor education and wellness learning opportunities that include fresh air and hands-on experiences.

Why Horses & Horticulture?


Taking advantage of all we have to offer on our 200 acre property, HEAL combines and highlights our equine and horticulture programs into one unique experience. Horses, plants, and the beautiful natural surroundings are great reminders of mindfulness, teaching participants to slow down and be present. Touching a horse and digging your hands in the soil are both rich opportunities for learning and may be linked to relieving stress and developing a greater sense of connection.

HEAL 2023 Program Opportunities


½ Day Field Trip

Available for groups no larger than 30 and scheduled for 2 hours. This field trip includes up to 3 stations, typically starting with a walking educational tour of our pastures and barns. Students will have a hands-on encounter with one of our adaptive riding horses and learn all about the equine world!


The horticulture station typically includes an interactive farm project that encourages exploration of the greenhouse, fields, and the natural world around us.  Groups can also include a cooking or team building station.

Full Day Field Trip 

Available for groups no larger than 60 and scheduled for 3-5 hours depending on the group size. This option will include 4-6 stations for students to rotate through. There will be a break mid-program for lunch (not provided).

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Multi-Week Program 

Available for groups no larger than 24 students and typically runs 1.5 - 2 hours per visit. 4 - 8 visits are scheduled with a curriculum that slowly builds students knowledge, comfort, and abilities around horses and horticulture. This program may include a riding component if space is available.

Summer Program


Pony Pals

Kids Week (Ages 4 - 10)

July 10 - July 14 

9:00am - 12:00pm

Join the EquiCenter staff and volunteers for a week of excitement and connection to the great outdoors! Activities will include hands-on (unmounted) horse time, team building, horticulture activities, crafts and nature based activities. This week will focus on growing your child's love for nature, the outdoors, and horses in a fun and safe environment. 


Teen Adventure Week

Teens Week (Ages 11-17)

July 17 - July 21

9:00am - 12:00pm

Join the EquiCenter staff and volunteers as we explore the 200 acre property and all that it has to offer! This week will focus on team building, self advocacy, and leadership skills. Spend time in the garden, take part in hands-on (unmounted) horse time, crafts, and daily leadership roles. 


Adult Week

Adults Week (Ages 18+)

July 24 - July 28

9:00am - 12:00pm

Join the EquiCenter staff and volunteers for a week of educational topics and hands on horse and horticulture time! This week is geared towards those who would like to learn all about equine and horticulture topics and will be packed full of hands-on life skill training. 

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