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The Unbound Grace at Sentinel Farms Summer Kids Schedule is designed to engage youth in building a healthy body of self knowledge with the communication tools and social skills needed for successful self advocacy. Unbound Grace at Sentinel Farms creates programs that use the students interest in the natural world and the captivating beauty and graceful energy of our family of horses to draw  youths awareness to their own presence and capacity to feel and care for themselves and others.
At Unbound Grace, we have taken on the responsibility of assuring that every child has equal access to joining in! We believe it is in everyone’s best interest to answer every child with a resounding – “YES! Of course you can join in with us in our Unbound Grace ~ Sentinel farms Programming!”
Summer 2018 Schedule
Week 1: Classical Horsemanship July 9-12
Week 2: Orienteering & Maps July 23-26
Week 3: Musical Theater August 6-10
August 10: Save the Date for our Kids’ Performance, Awards Ceremony, and Dance! The final event of our summer camp season!

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Program Details

Week I  |  July 9 – 13th 9:00-3:00*   |   Tuition: $455**
Classical Horsemanship Camp: Foundational experience in respectful, responsible horse care and riding.
Horses are healing by nature. Appropriate for beginners through Intermediate I. Our first week of camp shares the joy of building a healthy relationship with Horses. Youth learn and/or review how to safely handle, groom, tack, mount & dismount, and Ride. Basic equine anatomy included. Each lesson progresses the growing horseman’s base of knowledge in the art and discipline of classical horsemanship.

Week II   |  July 23 – 27th  9:00- 3:00*   |   Tuition $285**
Building Experience: Care, Compassion & Comfort in our Natural World: Camp will feature orienteering and maps, tracking and shelter building, and nature arts. Our second week of camp shares experience with orienteering (team treasure search using map and compass), tracking, animal observation & shelter building. We walk and investigate the varied topography and ecosystems of the 200 acre beef & horse farm, including journaling/ drawing and nature arts.  We have a very active beaver pond in the back. Bring a swimsuit for creek swimming!

Week III   |  August 6-10th 9:00-3:00*   |   Tuition $300**
The Summer Musical Theater Camp
We are honored to work and play under the direction of professional Youth Theatre Director, Mickey Pekar of Very Merry Theater. Campers will experience co-creation & co-writing of an original youth advocacy Musical Theater piece, including a Friday 8/10 6:30 PM stage performance in The Loft of the barn. Family and friends are invited.

*Lunch and snacks are provided. Before and after care available; campers may be dropped off as early as 8:00 AM and picked up as late as 5:00 PM.  There is an extra charge of $3/half hr per family.

**Tuition is not a deciding factor. Part of the Mission of Unbound Grace is to ensure that all youngsters who want to participate have the opportunity to do so, regardless of their family’s current financial strength. Scholarships are available!

Councilor in Training (CIT) placements are available. Please contact us!

For scholarship information, registration forms, or camper and CIT questions, please email kerry@unboundgrace.org or call Kerry at 802-377-1066.

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Program Values and Goals

Unbound Grace is a non-profit organization that supports Sentinel Farms Arts, Agriculture and Equestrian Camp.

Sentinel Farms programming will have a direct impact on the future of at-need youth by fostering opportunities for healthy outdoor activities, where camp participants are actively engaged in learning through:

  • Classical horsemanship – focuses on a respectful and enjoyable relationship between horse and rider.
  • Farm stewardship – learning about pasture rotation and animal health; tending the community garden.
  • Outdoor activities – gardening, nature hikes, farm animal care.
  • Community-building – through interaction with peers, animals, community residents & mentors.
  • Skill-building – Problem-solving, communication, cooperative teamwork.
  • Woodworking, art, music, dance, sports –  as community members seek to share their gifts & talents.

Summer camps like this one keep kids learning year round and improve their chances for a bright, educated future. Participation in camp activities results in a sense of pride and accomplishment.  Each week campers progress and develop their own leadership style as they encourage and support each other with their responsibilities. Campers recognize an increased sense of belonging to their greater community as they forge meaningful relationships and grow into future camp counselors.

We also offer internship positions as camp counselors to youth interested in working in the community with youth and animals. The camp counselor position offers the opportunity to build their own leadership skills as they add experience to their resumes.

Pictures from Previous Camps

2011 Camp Pictures

2012 Camp Pictures

Leadership

The soul and intent of camp and all other Unbound Grace programming at Sentinel Farms programming engages youth in building a healthy body of self knowledge with the communication tools and social skills needed for successful self advocacy. Our program director, volunteers and mentors strive to use campers’ interest in the natural world and the captivating beauty and graceful energy of our family of horses to draw awareness to their own presence and capacity to feel and care for themselves and others. All programming takes place on Sentinel Farms and is directed by Kerry Kurt.  Kerry Kurt is a Registered Nurse with a Masters in Divinity.

Safety

We strive to co-create emotional, spiritual and,of course, physical safety for all our campers. Camp participants, counselors, mentors and community members take on active responsibility for the creation of this environment for themselves, others at the camp and all life (animals included!). We lead by example and teach our campers the important skills of decision making and planned activity. The farm is fully insured, and the camp director is present at all camp times.

Expectations

Part of the camp focuses on teaching youth responsible farm behavior and farm safety which includes working with horses and other farm animals.

Our policy is non-discriminatory and respectful of each other, which includes different learning and communication styles. Because the expectations and rules are very clearly communicated both to and from the campers, thoughtful decision-making and personal accountability becomes instinctual; this includes moving between the buildings and how we conduct  ourselves around the farm.  Safety is our priority.

Tuition and Scholarship

Tuition varies from week to week, and includes all lunches, snacks and drinks.  Tuition is not a deciding factor. Part of the Mission of Unbound Grace is to ensure that all youngsters who want to participate have the opportunity to do so, regardless of their family’s current financial strength. Scholarships are available! Scholarships were granted last year through community donations and direct in-kind donations by Kerry Kurt. The procedure for applying for a scholarship is to get in touch with Kerry at 377-1066.   Scholarships are awarded based upon individual camper’s need.