Summer Day Program
Pony Power Therapies’ summer programming provides children one-of-a-kind opportunities, including riding and non-riding horse and farm activities. Participants ride in a supported environment, learn what is involved in taking care of a horse, such as grooming and tacking, as well as take part in arts and crafts, fun games, and more. Plus, we’ve joined forces with Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization (MEVO) to help lead participants in fun farming activities, like gardening, composting and beekeeping.
Operation Pony Power – This unique program was launched in the summer of 2010 for children of veterans and active duty servicemen and women living in Bergen County, NJ. Back by popular demand, Pony Power is offering this opportunity to ten participants August 4 – 7, thanks to the generous support of The Bergen County Police Chiefs Association. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dana Spett.
Tween Empowerment – Our newest offering, this is a weeklong experiential program for girls (ages 9 to 14) that utilizes horses to enable emotional growth and learning. The program will run July 21 – 24 and will be led by Pony Power’s licensed clinical social worker. Aimed at boosting self-esteem and strengthening problem solving skills, this is an exciting opportunity for young girls to engage in non-riding activities that address important life skills for handling stress, bullying and/or the transitions experienced at this stage of development. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Bonnie Malajian.
Summer Butterflies – Pony Power has once again partnered with Valley Hospital’s Butterflies and Home Care programs to provide an unforgettable summer experience to children with life-threatening or life-limiting medical conditions. Thanks to a generous grant from Valley Hospital, this program will be offered at no cost to the participants as well as their siblings and parents.
We also partner with Children’s Aid & Family Services and Shelter Our Sisters to offer designated weeks of summer programming to at-risk children living in foster care homes and temporary shelters.
In addition to our summer programming, we continue to offer after-school therapeutic riding year round. If interested, please contact Dana Spett.