Your support and contributions will enable us to serve the children and families in our community and to support families affected by trauma and the complicated emotions associated with family addiction.
The Camp at JustBe Farm runs weekly programs for children ages 5-14. Our unique, therapeutic camp was created for children adversely affected by family addiction and alcoholism. This extraordinary program was created under the direction of Kate Mattleman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Nurse.
We understand your child may be experiencing overwhelming, confusing and powerful emotions and displaying behaviors that reflect these feelings. The Camp at JustBe Farm is led by staff trained in working with children who are battling with overwhelming emotions: grief, stress, anxiety and other symptoms related to trauma, often associated with living with a family member afflicted by the disease of addictions.
Our nurturing team is eager to offer their guidance and support while they deliver a program that interacts with farm chores and animals in a safe, natural space. They will lead your child through mindful and physical activities, cooperative peer experiences, artistic expression and good, old-fashioned, fun! Working with the animals at JustBe Farm can provide a wonderful experience learning patience and compassion opening up the healing process through the human-animal connection.
Each week includes activities involving:
Our team is ready to teach healthy living skills and strategies for wholehearted living.
Children will meet peers facing similar situations and develop key relationship and social skills. They will gain a strong understanding of mindfulness, sense of self, positive peer interactions and artistic expression while having good old farm fun. The Camp at JustBe Farm a place for your child to JustBe!
All information submitted on this site as well as the names of children and families participating in the JustBe Farm programs are confidential. Any photos or film must be approved by participants prior to posting on any social media venue. A signed consent must be obtained by JustBe Farm for photos, that identify a person, for any promotion.
Days: Monday - Friday
From: 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Ages: 6 - 12
Fundraising efforts from our nonprofit defers a significant amount of program fees. Your cost for the week is $300 per child or $275 per child/for multiple children.
* We offer scholarships in cases of hardship.