Veterans

Veteran Programs

As individuals, we all may have different goals and face different challenges. As human beings, we all deserve to thrive. Working in an outdoor environment with a horse or on the water promotes emotional and social well-being, improves awareness of self and others, and provides increased confidence and self-esteem. 

Let Greenwell Foundation be your guide while exploring and interacting with nature. Our activities for veterans 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.

Kayaking 18+

Trail rides 18+

Charter Boat 18+

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In 2020, and again in 2021, we partnered with Charlotte Hall Veterans Home  

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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. 

Horse Connection: Noon until 1:30 pm

April 2nd, 2022

April 16th, 2022

May 7th, 2022

May 21th, 2022

June 4th, 2022

June 18th, 2022

Horse Connection: 9:00 am until 10:30 am

July 2nd, 2022

July 16th, 2022

August 6th, 2022

  • 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 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.
  • Charter Boats will leave on time. Arrive 30 minutes early.
  • Modifications are available, contact us to discuss your individual needs and interests.
  • Questions? Contact Us!


    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 and or your group for an inclusive and fun experience. 

    Trail Riding: Noon until 1:30 pm

    April 9th, 2022

    April 23rd, 2022

    May 14th, 2022

    May 28th, 2022

    June 11th, 2022

    June 25th, 2022

    Trail Riding: 9:00 am until 10:30 am

    July 9th, 2022

    July 23rd, 2022

    August 13th, 2022

    August 27th, 2022

    • 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 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.
    • Charter Boats will leave on time. Arrive 30 minutes early.
    • Modifications are available, contact us to discuss your individual needs and interests.
    • Questions? Contact Us!


    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.

    Kayaking (Guided Tours): 8:30 am until 10:30 am

    May 14th, 2022 

    May 21st, 2022

    May 28th, 2022 

    June 4th, 2022 

    June 11th, 2022 

    June 18th, 2022 

    June 25th, 2022 

    July 9th, 2022 

    July 16th, 2022 

    July 23rd, 2022

    July 30th, 2022 

    August 6th, 2022

    • Ages- 18 years and up
    • Most activities are one to two hours long
    • 220 lb weight limit for riding and kayaking
    • Our Staff is CAA, CHA and PAth 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.
    • Charter Boats will leave on time. Arrive 30 minutes early.
    • Modifications are available, contact us to discuss your individual needs and interests.
    • Questions? Contact Us!

     Register For A Kayak Tour


    Charter Boat Fishing for Veterans

    Charter Boat Fishing:12:30 pm until 4:30 pm

    June 11th, 2022

    June 18th, 2022

    June 25th, 2022

    August 20th, 2022

    • Ages- 18 years and up
    • Most activities are one to two hours long
    • 220 lb weight limit for riding and kayaking
    • Our Staff is CAA, CHA and PAth 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.
    • Charter Boats will leave on time. Arrive 30 minutes early.
    • Modifications are available, contact us to discuss your individual needs and interests.
    • Questions? Contact Us!