Pal-O-Mine Equestrian has received a $12,500 grant from the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation and a $6,000 grant from the Feinstein Foundation for its Summer Camp Program. Pal-O-Mine’s Summer Camp Program provides a structured and engaging learning environment for children and youth with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities that helps facilitate growth, learning, and healing.
Pal-O-Mine Equestrian created its Summer Camp Program after identifying a need for families to have an organized and educational setting for children while school is not in session. Summer Camp consists of two full weeks in August. Students take part in various activities including horseback riding, horse care, arts and crafts, writing, reading, social skills, and adjusted daily living skills. The Summer Camp Program helps to fulfill the mission of Pal-O-Mine Equestrian and the purpose of therapeutic horseback riding: to assist students in the improvement of educational, physical, social, and mental behaviors through unique learning experiences and skill development.
For more information about Pal-O-Mine’s Summer Camp Program or donating to Pal-O-Mine through either donations or services, please contact Pal-O-Mine at (631) 348-1389 or visit www.pal-o-mine.org.
ABOUT THE LISA BETH GERSTMAN FOUNDATION
The Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation enables children with special needs in the New York Metropolitan Area and the Northeast United States to experience summer camp. By partnering with existing accredited camps, the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation affords families the ability to send children into a safe, caring, and fun learning environment. The Foundation’s primary goal is to allow each child to build self esteem and friendships through integrated camping environments.
ABOUT THE FEINSTEIN FOUNDATION
The Feinstein Foundation is dedicated to the alleviation of hunger, the importance of community service in education, and the values of caring, compassion, and brotherhood. Alan Shawn Feinstein, founder of the Feinstein Foundation, is a nationally known philanthropist and humanitarian who has made an honorable impact on American education and public service. He believes that helping to better the lives of others is the greatest of all achievements.
Pal-O-Mine Equestrian’s roots date back to 1993 when Founder and Director Lisa Gatti started a therapeutic riding program for individuals with disabilities. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive therapeutic equine program using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing. Our population includes children and adults with disabilities, those who have been abused or neglected, the military and the economically compromised. Pal-O-Mine operates a full time program, seven days a week, twelve months a year, and supports eighteen program horses on an 8-acre facility serving 300 individuals with disabilities weekly. For more information, visit www.pal-o-mine.org or call 631-348-1389.