A therapeutic sanctuary for people and animals.
The Warm Springs
Warm Springs Care Farm is a not for profit 501(c)3 located on the east end of Boise, Idaho. We partner with different therapeutic practitioners and agencies to offer farm-based therapies for children, adolescents and young adults.
Our Mission is to improve the mental health and well-being of families with restorative care farm experiences and therapies.
Our Vision is to be a therapeutic sanctuary where people and animals connect, learn and grow.
The Warm Springs Care Farm is not a petting zoo,
but a working therapeutic care farm
that offers a variety of programs for ages 5 and up.
Warm Springs Care Farm WINTER 2023 PROGRAMS:
Kids work together, work hard, have fun tending to farm needs, take care of animals, work the garden, and connect with nature, animals, and one another. Mondays 3:30-5pm for ages 8 and up. Thursdays 4-5pm for ages 6-9. Teen mentors 13 and up are welcome to volunteer as leaders! Barn Club teaches hard work ethic, GRIT, resilience, problem-solving, teamwork and social communication skills.
Contact Linda Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
ART ON THE FARM -
Free art workshops for kids ages 6-12. During the winter, kids work in the heated greenhouse amongst the drying herbs to create origami (Mon, November 27 4-5pm), holiday friendship bracelets (November 30, 4-5pm) and Holiday Craft Stations (Sat, December 2, 2-3pm). Sponsored and taught by the National Charity League of Idaho. Sign up on this link:
Under the direction of music therapist Ian Wilkerson, kids gather, chat, play drums, breathe, sing and connect with one another. Teen Beat meets Wednesdays 5-6pm in the heated greenhouse. Melodies of healing and expression resonating throughout your journey! Contact Ian Wilkerson at email@example.com or (208) 960-0368 to register or get more information. Music groups develop social skills, confidence, self-awareness, and self-control, among other benefits.
ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY -
Interested in individual farm-based or animal-assisted therapy with LMFT Amy Hublou on the farm?
Contact Amy@Hublou.com for more information.
"LET'S TALK ABOUT IT" WORKSHOPS-
Adults connect in groups of 12 or less under the direction of a mental health professional to learn about and discuss important topics that affect us a people, parents and as a community. Past workshops included Narcissism/Controlling People, Radical Self-Care, How to Feel Better, and School Refusal. If you have an idea for a new topic, please contact Linda Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen and adult volunteers are welcome to help work the farm in a variety of capacities. Volunteers clean up after animals, feed them and care for them, tend to the garden, organize the grain room and greenhouse, support farm events, etcetera.
Contact Linda Haley at email@example.com or (208) 515-4234 for more information.
FIELD TRIPS FOR SCHOOLS
Students and teachers can visit the care farm and experience a variety of healing, restorative activities that will connect them with nature, animals and one another. Students rotate through various stations such as equine interactions, garden/horticulture, music engagement, movement & breath, and/or art. Groups generally do three 30 minute rotations. Contact Linda Haley for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 515-4234.
FAMILY DAYS ON THE FARM/FARM TOURS
Goat Day on the Farm and other one day workshops led by therapists help children and families develop better self-care, anxiety reduction and resilience.
Art on the Farm camp runs every June. Stay tuned for Summer 2024 dates.
FARM-BASED THERAPY TRAININGS
In collaboration with the Warm Springs Training Institute and the Children's Home Society of Idaho, we offer training for therapists and teachers at the farm. Contact Amy@Hublou.com for more information.
The Children's Home Society Partners with WSCF to offer trainings to therapists in the Treasure Valley.
"I left the training feeling excited and with a full heart. I truly appreciate (and resonate) with your “out of the box” approach to helping heal families and our community."
-Kara Kang, Riverstone Counseling
100% of your donation will go towards providing therapy scholarships so that families in need have access.
Thanks to the generous donors at our fall 2023 fundraiser, the WSCF now offers therapy scholarships.
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS BUSINESSES WHO SUPPORT THE WARM SPRINGS CARE FARM:
Terravita Landscape and Garden
Idaho Whitewater Unlimited
The Discovery Center and the Idaho Botanic Garden
The Lotus Tree Sensory Integration Center
The Studio Salon
Steph Teeter Art
Center for Healing and Expression
Janelle Carberry Yoga
Imagine That Farm!, Giddy Up Farm, Warm Springs Care Farm
Chrissy Ray Photography
Perspire Sauna Studio
Stillwater Float Center
Rocket Express Car Wash
To love is to serve.