A full 6 hour day of creative activities on 11-acres in a safe, peaceful country setting. Activities include; acrylic painting, beading, journaling, coloring, music appreciation, working with clay, ceramics and more.
Our Culinary Program is overseen by our Certified Executive Chef, Jackson York. This is a multi-faceted program with many layers of learning and enjoying food as an art-form, as well as teaching healthy eating practices.
Chef Jackson York, CEC, AAC is also a certified ServSafe Food Handler instructor.
"Sweet Strings" is just one of our music programs. This program will teach ukulele to 40 low-income children ages 6 to 9 in four rural counties. This ten week program will culminate with a live performance in all four counties at local events.
Music is scientifically proven to have a powerful effect on the brain. Recent research shows that music can help in many aspects of the brain, including memory, pain reduction, stress relief, and brain injuries.
Besides being incredibly fun, theater helps people develop many of the skills necessary for success in today’s world. To name a few:
Self-Confidence: Throughout the rehearsal and performance process, performers discover how to take creative and emotional risks and learn to trust their abilities.
Literacy: Students increase reading and writing skills at their own pace by immersing themselves in the story, reading and re-reading their scripts, memorizing their lines, and taking notes at rehearsal.
Communication: During rehearsals, students learn how to articulate their thoughts and questions and carefully listen to direction in order to improve their performances.
Sometimes words get stuck. Some of us, especially children, are unable to articulate their pain with words. Using art as expression has many health benefits.
Creating art relieves stress, encourages creative thinking, increases brain plasticity, and imparts other mental health benefits,
and, anyone can do art.
Planting and cultivating a garden is a very healing process. It is scientifically proven that gardening is especially successful for veterans, and individuals suffering from PTSD, depression and other mental issues.
As our garden grows, participants get to eat what they grow which has powerful physical health benefits. Our garden goodness is also used in our culinary program.