The Greenwell Foundation offers recreational programs at Greenwell State Park for people of all ages and abilities. The Park of Possibilities is a place where everyone can ride a horse, paddle a kayak, follow a trail, discover our natural world, and enjoy the waterfront.
The Greenwell Foundation offers several inclusive and accessible summer day camp options: Camp Greenwell, Horse Camp, Fishing Camp, Kayak Fishing Camp, Adventure Camp and Evening Exploration. Other camp options include Spring Break Horse Camp for a Day and Horse Camp for a Day.
For 13 – 15 year olds, Camp Buddies is a volunteer program that matches participants with our camp programs. Camp Buddies are an integral part of our summer camp program. Applications for Summer 2016 accepted beginning March 1, 2016.
A comprehensive recreational and therapeutic horseback riding program offers monthly lessons and camps for beginning riders as well as for those with some riding experience. Horse Camp for a Day is offered during Spring Break and on occasional days off from St. Mary’s County Public Schools. One-time rides, group rides, and group visits are also available.
River Riders Kayaking
Kayak lessons are offered through the College of Southern Maryland and during our summer camps. We also offer organized trips for groups. This accessible program operates from April through October. Reservations required
Children and their families/caregivers/teachers explore and enjoy the wonders of nature at Greenwell through games, crafts, stories, movement, and exploration of the park. Nature Time hosts many daycare and preschool groups.
The Greenwell Foundation is developing programs designed to offer veterans the opportunity to enjoy many of our recreational and therapeutic programs. We have created the Veterans’ Fund to help support our vets riding horses, kayaking, and participating in “Vets Helping Vets,” a program that brings together younger vets with residents of the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. We also partner with Operation Warrior Refuge to offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) to military, veterans and first responders who experience PTSD.
All programs are made possible in part thanks to the financial support of individuals and businesses.