Upcoming Classes

Volunteer Management Class

Join Grace and Shannon to learn all about managing volunteers well! This class is online and at your own pace, so you can begin and end when you're available. While the content is tailored to equine agencies with PATH certification, any person in the role of managing volunteers can benefit from the class.

Topics covered:
- Setting goals for your volunteer program
- Defining meaningful volunteer opportunities
- Recruitment
- Selection, screening, and placement
- Training
- Record-keeping
- Appreciation
- Involvement of interns, service groups, and pro bono volunteers
- Retention
- Conflict with volunteers

This class is $20 per person (not per agency). To sign up, fill out the Google form below.

Summer 2021 Classes

Camp sign-ups have ended and camp fun is underway! The following inclusive classes are being offered.

Social Language Group- FULL
Dates: Monday – Friday, June 7 – 11
Time: 9:30 – 11:00
Ages: 8 – 14 years old
Cost: $150 for the week, with scholarships available based on financial need.
Speech pathologist Lane Brown from Vulcan Speech Group will be offering a social group to work on the following skills: making inferences, problem solving, peer interactions, executive functioning skills, and nonverbal communication. A speech therapy prescription is not required to attend.

JAYC Leadership Group- FULL
Dates: Mondays, June 14 – August 2
Time: 2:00 – 3:30
Ages 9 – 15 years old
Cost: No cost as grant funded program.
This curriculum was created by Jaycee Dugard and Rebecca Bailey of the JAYC Foundation and uses groundwork with horses and experiential activities to teach leadership skills and develop character.

Nature at The Red Barn- FULL
Dates for Session #1: Mondays, June 14 – July 5
Dates for Session #2: Mondays, July 12 – August 2
Time: 2:00 – 3:30
Ages: 6 – 12 years old
Cost: $50 per session, with scholarships available based on financial need.
The Red Barn is host to a wide variety of plants and wildlife. Join us to learn more about all the cool things happening in our local ecosystem.

Art of the Horse- FULL
Dates for Session #1: Wednesdays, June 16 – July 7
Dates for Session #2: Wednesdays, July 14 – August 4
Time: 2:00 – 3:30
Ages: 6 – 14 years old
Cost: $50 per session, with scholarships available based on financial need.
Join local folk artist She-She Vaughn to learn about how horses have been depicted in art since the days of cave drawings. We’ll draw, paint, photograph, and sculpt horses in these styles.

Careers with Horses
Dates: Saturdays, June 19 – August 7
Time: 2:00 – 3:30
Ages: 12 – 18 years old
Cost: $75 for the term, with scholarships available based on financial need.
Do you dream of working horses one day? Join us to learn about different career opportunities that exist in the horse industry and what you need to do to prepare for one of these careers.

4H Club- FULL
Dates: Sundays, June 20 – August 8
Time: 2:30 – 5:00
Ages: 12 – 18 years old
Cost: $5 for 4H membership.
4H is a youth development program providing positive, hands-on, fun, and educational activities for youth. It provides youth the opportunities to succeed and learn new experiences to help them become productive, successful adults.

Job Skills – Level 1- FULL
Dates: Tuesdays, June 15 – August 3
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Ages: at least 13 years old
Cost: No cost as grant funded program.
Join us in learning about the “soft skills” often required in a work environment. Classes include a short discussion about the social skills needed in the workplace, followed by mentored practice as participants help with chores around the barn.

Job Skills – Level 2- FULL
Dates: Tuesdays – Thursdays, June 15 – August 5
Time: 2:30 – 4:00
Ages: at least 16 years old
Cost: No cost as grant funded program.
Level 2 is designed for participants that have completed the Level 1 class in the past, so they are ready for more independent work. The classroom time includes a lot of “what if…” problem solving. Students must be able to attend at least 2 of the classes each week.