Veteran and First Responder Programs

Greenwell is committed to Veterans and First Responders; developing and improving programs on a regular basis.


Let Greenwell Foundation be your guide while exploring and interacting with nature. We have offered recreational activities for years to Vets. Now we are expanding to retreat programming with a therapeutic benefit. Look for day long, weekend long, and week long retreats to begin soon.

 Our activities are the perfect fit for anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors in an inclusive, safe, and supportive environment. Greenwell Foundation’s skilled instructors and guides will make sure your activities or experiences are tailored to fit your interests, goals, and needs. Our location inside Greenwell State Park provides the perfect setting for a variety of outdoor activities and experiences.

Ages- 18 years and up
Most activities are one to two hours long
220 lb weight limit for riding and kayaking
Staff are CAA, CHA and PATH Intl. certified for riding. ACA certified for kayaking.
All equipment is provided
Helmets are required for the riding portion and are available for use. You may bring your own ASTM-SEI approved helmet. Bicycle helmets are not allowed.
U.S. Coast Guard Approved life jackets are required and are available for use. You may bring your own U.S. Coast Guard Approved life jackets. Inflatable life jackets are not allowed.

Modifications are available, contact us to discuss your individual needs and interests.
Questions? Contact Us!

      Horse Connection for Veterans

      Connect with a horse on the ground while gaining horsemanship skills by promoting emotional and social well-being. Connection will improve awareness of self and others, and provide increased confidence and self-esteem. 

        Trail Riding for Veterans

        Greenwell Foundation offers walking-paced trail rides along the Patuxent River. The trails include shady tree lines along agricultural fields and river views. Experienced and well-trained staff member(s) will guide your group for an inclusive and fun experience. 


        Kayaking for Veterans

        Greenwell Foundation offers guided kayaking activities on the beautiful Patuxent River. There will be many opportunities for exploring, viewing wildlife, and relaxing. No experience is necessary.