Our Hold Your Horses Teen Support Equine Camps provide emotional support through building connections and relationships with our equine partners. We seek to improve the mental wellness of troubled and hurting teenagers through providing them with fun, interactive learning opportunities to help them bolster their self-esteem, grow in their self-confidence and discover their own unique skills and talents. With the guidance of professional counselors and the assistance of our equine partners, we use a variety of strategies to help these teens learn how to hold their emotions in check before acting or reacting, resulting in making better choices, improving mental health, and forming healthier relationships. Two no-cost sessions are held every summer.
Our CANTER (Community Arts Network for Teens Empowering Resilience) teen support equine program, led by local artists, educators and other professionals, provides teens with the materials, knowledge, and guidance to engage in art as a form of self-expression that will help them discover their innate gifts and talents while building their self-confidence.
Teens are able to express themselves in a safe space in the company of horses, without fear of judgment or expectation of perfection, and explore their fears and emotions in a nonthreatening, nonverbal way. The focus of CANTER is to offer a healthy outlet for teens to use art to express and discover things about themselves, address barriers and traumas within their lives, inspire both peers and mentors alike, and process their emotions with an end goal of having a deeper, more confident understanding of themselves. Open to youth ages 11-18.
Special Education personnel from area school districts send us some of their most troubled students who tend to be outside the mainstream of their peer group. Launch has the ability to impact the increasing mental health crisis with our teen population in the Fox Valley. The hands-on nature of this unique and effective mentoring program addresses basic skills essential for managing conflict, utilizing effective coping skills, developing positive social skills, and learning to engage in healthy self-care. BEAMING has been extremely successful in changing the attitudes and self-image of these teens.
To register for any of our programs, please complete the appropriate Participant Application below:
> RIDING IN THE MOMENT / STEADY STRIDES FOR PARKINSON’S PARTICIPANT APPLICATION – NONRIDING (Tabbed Word doc)
> RIDING IN THE MOMENT / STEADY STRIDES FOR PARKINSON’S PARTICIPANT APPLICATION – NONRIDING (PDF)
> PARTICIPANT APPLICATION PACKET FOR ALL OTHER PROGRAMS * (Tabbed Word doc)
> PARTICIPANT APPLICATION PACKET FOR ALL OTHER PROGRAMS * (PDF)
* NOTE: To be approved for horseback riding, please also have your physician complete our Medical Release Form (PDF).
After you have completed your application forms, please email them to [email protected] or mail them to us at PO Box 524, Neenah, WI 54957-0524. We cannot accept jpg’s.
All program participants or responsible parties must complete the appropriate Participant Application packet. In order to ride, the participant must submit a Medical Release Form signed by their doctor. If there is a waiting list for the program, the participant’s name will be put on that list as of the doctor’s signature date.
REFUSAL OF SERVICES POLICY
If the participant is currently experiencing any of the following symptoms, BEAMING Inc. may refuse to provide service(s): (i) an active threat to self or others; (ii) in need of inpatient services or intensive outpatient care; (iii) struggling with active self-harm which requires medical attention; or (iv) struggling with violent outbursts or experiencing psychosis.
SESSION CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations may be initiated by BEAMING Inc. due to bad weather or other circumstances. The safety of our participants, volunteers, employees, and horses is our top priority. Cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/beaminginc.
Please give advance notice if your participant will miss a session for any reason by sending an email to [email protected]. Please include the date and time of the planned absence. Please give as much advance notice as possible so we can arrange for a substitute participant.
If your participant is ill on the day of the session, please text (920) 851-6160.
Participants or their parent(s)/guardian(s) will be invoiced personally for any absence for which there is no prior notification.