Border Collie for Kids is a unique summer program for inner-city
children from NYC and Newark that unites the rescued border collies in
residence at Glen Highland Farm in the Sweet
Border Collie Rescue Program with the children in a format that:
the principle of kindness and compassion for all living things
the children positive, loving, and humane methods of basic animal care
The program is
designed to foster and promote the positive principles of nonviolence
between children and their environment through the human/animal/nature
relationship. At the
Farm, this unique work is for the rescue dogs.
Every summer, up
to thirty different Border Collies participate in Camp
Border Collie for Kids, a unique learning program for at risk
inner-city children from the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Newark, NJ. Each child is
paired with a rescue dog to discover a gentle, positive approach to
handling and training. Coming from horrific cultural violence, these
children transform their understanding of how to care for and love a dog
that clearly will love them back if treated properly.
||While the benefits to the children
are amazing, the dogs also gain new experiences in relationship. The
program builds confidence in shy or abused Border Collies, mentally
stimulates those dogs that are highly focused and need work, and gives the
dogs a purposeful experience of bonding with the children. The dogs
accompany the children during the day in training classes and agility
course work and at night, sleep with them in the bunkhouses. The bond
between a child who has also been misunderstand, abused or abandoned with
a dog in the same situation, is an unparalleled way to promote
|A high percentage of the
dogs in this program are adopted into homes shortly after their summer
experience in the kid’s camp program.
This program of Canine
Assisted Learning as changed the lives of 100's of children
that have had the opportunity to meet the rescue dogs.
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Collie for Kids is located in upstate New York at Glen Highland Farm,
about 75 miles southwest of Albany.
The farm sits
on 175 acres of wooded and cleared rolling land with fishing ponds and
streams and miles of hiking trails.
Assisted Learning program serves children age 10-14 from NYC and Newark,
NJ. The children spend
their camp time living outdoors in their own private camp village.
live in roomy, heated cabins with a resident counselor.
All activities are supervised by college age counselors.
always hot and nourishing and prepared over an open grille and served in
a protected dining shelter.
village is equipped with flushing toilets and hot showers….
And lots and
lots of dogs!!!
we have brought more than 350 children from NYC and Newark, NJ to our
nationally recognized Canine
Assisted Learning Program in upstate New York.
We work in partnership with the The Partnership with Children in
Brooklyn and NYC, The Harlem Day Charter School, Kipp Infinity Charter
School, 6 pulic schools in NYC and The Link
Community School and TEAM Academy in Newark, NJ to bring children from NYC and Newark
into this innovative program. These
institutions are strong advocated for the Canine Assisted Learning Program and their respective
Directors of Development are all available for referencing.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
$1500, one inner-city child can experience this innovative camp, learning
how to love a dog in need, and change their perspective on life. You can
make that possible for them.
Camp Border Collie for Kids is
SOLELY supported by donations. Our ninth summer with 32 inner-city kids
included the cost of: housing; clothing; food; beverage; staff; supplies;
field trips; transportation; various equipment and insurance. The cost, on
average, is $1800 per child for a two-week stay. We are budgeting for the same
basic needs for 2011, hosting 30 children and implementing some major capital
projects. We will incur costs of $90,000+, so your support is important.
us at the Farm with your hands and heart to play with dogs, help with projects
and offer your skills where it really matters with dogs or kids.