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Green Chimneys



Green Chimneys
400 Doansburg Road, Box 719
Brewster, NY 10509

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EIN: 14-1568025
Founded: 1947
Profile Last Updated June 01, 2022

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Equine Program
Minimum Age: 18
Volunteers are needed to assist riding instructors and students during riding lessons, help with feeding and general horse care, assist in training horses, and work as mentors for children who have a variety of special needs. Free training is provided prior to the start of session. Volunteers must be able to commit to the sessions assigned. Most volunteers offer us one day of service a week on a regular basis, and many have worked with us for years. Must be at least 18 years old.
Farm And Wildlife Center
Minimum Age: 18
If you like animals, you’ll love our Farm & Wildlife Center with nearly 300 animals to care for daily. Volunteers are asked to commit to tasks assigned and choose between the Upper Barn, Wildlife Center, or weekend positions as guides on farm tours for the public. Assist students in caring for sheep, goats and other farm animals under the supervision of our staff, or learn to care for hawks, eagles, owls and injured wildlife. Help with feeding and general care, assist in training animals, and work as mentors for children with a variety of special needs. Free training is provided prior to the start of session. Most volunteers offer us one day of service a week on a regular basis; many have worked with us for years. Must be at least 18 years old.
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Green Chimneys


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MISSION & PROGRAMS

Mission:
Green Chimneys is a multi-faceted nonprofit organization helping young people to maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical, and recreational services in a safe and supportive environment that nurtures connections with their families, the community, animals, and nature.

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS).
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.
Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.
25% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization does not use satellite, overflow, foster, and/or outreach facilities
Number of facilities/locations where horses used in our programs are HOUSED AND CARED FOR or were HOUSED AND CARED FOR during 2021: 1
     1. Green Chimneys Brewster Campus (*Main) Status: 2022 and 2021

Summary of organization's goals, strategies to achieve the goals, accomplishments, and capabilities to meet the goals, including its long-term plans to sustain its programs:
Founded in 1947 and headquartered on a farm and wildlife center in Brewster, NY, with a second campus in nearby Carmel, Green Chimneys is recognized as a worldwide leader in animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for children with special needs.
     
     Green Chimneys programs include an accredited special education school on two campuses; a residential treatment center; animal-assisted and nature-based therapeutic programs; community-based support for local youth and families; nursery school and summer camp programs; and public education and recreational opportunities for all ages.
     
     Our programs celebrate the dignity and worth of all living things. We are pioneers in animal and nature-based therapy, striving to create a harmonious relationship among children, animals, and the environment through an array of educational, residential, recreational, and mental health services.
     
     Through innovative therapies and tools to teach critical life skills, Green Chimneys helps youth reclaim their childhoods, discover their self-worth, and create futures for themselves as independent, contributing adults.
     
     Meeting Special Needs
     Our goal is to help our special needs students reach their maximum potential so they may return to their home school districts and communities with the best chance of success. Green Chimneys offers day and residential programs for students who have been unsuccessful in traditional educational environments and who require a small, structured, and supportive setting. Natural surroundings create a safe, therapeutic environment for students with special needs, incorporating innovative animal-assisted and nature-based activities. A nurturing approach features small class sizes, high staff-to-student ratio, and certified teaching staff to provide full academic, behavioral, and emotional support for grades K-12.
     
     Partnering with Animals
     Green Chimneys is home to over 300 farm animals, horses, and wildlife. The main criteria for animals in the program is that they play a supportive role with the children. Domesticated animals, such as horses, sheep, goats, chickens, and dogs, make up the majority of our farm residents and provide close contact with the children on a daily basis.
     
     Non-domesticated species such as eagles, hawks, and owls live in our wildlife center. The children do not handle them in the same way that they work with the farm animals and dogs; the philosophy behind working with wildlife is to teach that not all animals are comfortable with being touched and hugged.
     
     Some of our animals come to Green Chimneys with difficult histories, such as abuse or neglect, which allows for productive metaphors with our students who are overcoming challenges in their own lives.
     
     Safeguarding the Environment
     We believe that children thrive in an outdoor environment and are committed to teaching them how to preserve it. We collaborate with local and regional schools to provide "hands-on" environmental learning through student trips to our 350-acre Clearpool campus in Carmel, which is situated on a Model Forest that promotes learning and best practices in forest management and water conservation. Our farm and wildlife rehabilitation programs teach about the care of rescued animals, while our organic farm and gardens incorporate nature study and sustainable practices.
     
     Reaching Out to Underserved Youth
     We provide comprehensive support services to at-risk, runaway, homeless, and foster care youth and families in crisis in Putnam County and the surrounding area. An array of community programs promote positive development, healthy choices, and effective family communication, along with social supports and service coordination for youth in need of higher level interventions.
     
     Supporting the Community
     Nature’s Nursery provides year-round preschool and high-quality after-school programming on our Brewster Campus. We also offer accredited day camp programs for children and teens at our Hillside Brewster) and Clearpool Summer Campsites. Family-friendly events and activities are held throughout the year on both campuses, and our Farm & Wildlife Center is open to the public on weekends. At our Boni-Bel Farm and Country Store in Brewster, visitors can bring home fresh produce, organic products, and local crafts.
     
     2021 Accomplishments
     
     Class of 2020-21 Profile:
     During the 2020-2021 school year, we served a total of 312 students at our Residential Treatment Center and Therapeutic Day School. The average student IQ was 83 and the average age was 13 (15 for our residential students and 11 for our day students). The majority of our students have received two or more psychiatric diagnoses. Of our current student body, approximately 55% have been diagnosed with ADHD; 39% with autism; 31% with depressive disorder; 27% with anxiety disorder; and 20% with oppositional disorder. Over half of our student population is in high school -- as the average age of our student body increases, we continue to focus on transition planning and other educational, vocational, and recreational programs to better serve the needs of these older children. Over 90% of our students are referred to Green Chimneys by their home school districts, with the rest being referred by hospitals, outpatient providers, and other residential programs.
     
     We remain committed to serving fragile students who need external supports to manage the social, emotional, and behavioral needs that have disrupted their ability to access education. In addition to our innovative animal and nature-based therapies, Green Chimneys provides a unique level of professional support -- social workers; teachers; psychologists; psychiatrists; medical professionals; and speech, recreation and occupational therapists who work as a team to address the individual needs of each child. Our program helps students learn to regulate their emotions; rebuild their self-esteem; and acquire the essential social, life and vocational skills that will allow them to lead self-sufficient, productive adult lives.
     
     Technology Update:
     STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) is an area of learning that the Green Chimneys School incorporates into programming inside and outside of the classroom. STEAM lessons engage students and prepare them for the future by helping them develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and teamwork. Our Brewster and Clearpool campuses offer many opportunities to incorporate animals, nature, and technology to prepare our students to be lifelong learners.
     
     The recent additions of a 3D printer and a drone to our computer class have generated a great deal of interest and inspiration among our students. The 3D printer encourages students to think on a deeper level and create an actual object, such as an octopus with moving tentacles, cookie cutters, chess pieces and superhero models (left). Students have gravitated towards increasingly complex projects and have had the valuable experience of working collaboratively in small groups.
     
     The drone (pictured left flying above our Brewster campus) is able to take HD video and can be
     controlled from a cell phone or iPad; it can also be coded to do certain tasks and flips. This has
     allowed our students and staff to experience -- and share -- a completely different view of our
     campus: from above! The device was used for aerial video of our graduation ceremony this past
     June, and will be a part of future computer class activities.
     
     COVID-19 Impact:
     During the 2020-21 school year, we worked diligently to keep students on track with their academic and therapeutic goals while ensuring their safety and that of our staff. We kept classroom sizes no larger than 10 students in adherence with health guidelines and had a successful year with no disruption in providing services. By the end of the school year in June, more than 90% of our student population had returned to campus for full-time, in-person learning. In the current 2021-22 school year, all educational and therapeutic activities are being provided in-person. We will make remote learning accommodations as needed during the year in the event of a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in our area.
     
     Vocational Education Program:
     Transition Planning is a key focus for us at Green Chimneys. It serves as a roadmap to help students progress to the next stage in life -- from adolescence to young adulthood. This school year, Green Chimneys students have continued to participate in off-campus work experiences at local businesses. Currently, there are 22 high school students with after-school employment in the community, including Applebee's, the local Elks' Lodge, gas stations, pizzerias, hardware stores, and gyms.
     
     High school students are also engaged in on-campus apprenticeships, working closely with staff members in the Wildlife Center, the Horse Barn, the Green Chimneys kitchen, and in the Health Center. Apprenticeships give students the opportunity to explore areas of interest to them and engage in more independent work because they have demonstrated the ability to complete tasks successfully and safely.
     
     Over the past two years, one of our main focuses has been to increase the number of high school students earning a New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) certificate upon graduation. CDOS is a special credential that certifies that a student has met specific learning standards that prepare them for entry-level employment. In order to achieve a CDOS certificate, students must complete a combination of vocational coursework, work-based learning experiences, and life skills training. We are very pleased that so far this school year, nine high school juniors and seniors have already completed the 216 hours of coursework needed to earn for the CDOS credential.
     
     We offer our high school and middle school students 27 vocational elective courses that allow them to explore various career paths, including Carpentry, Animal Care, Veterinary Assistant, Coding, Gardening; and Equine/Barn Management. Most students enroll in at least two electives each year. In the current school year, there are 124 students participating in elective courses.
     
     2021 High School Graduation:
     As part of Green Chimneys’ Guiding Principles of Care, we provide students and their families with opportunities for learning and growth by establishing expectations and goals that are individualized and strength-based, offering them the best chance for success. Celebrating the achievement of goals is very important for special needs youth; this includes our annual moving up and graduation ceremonies. We were very pleased to be able to hold in-person, outdoor ceremonies this past June at both of our campuses, which were joyful celebrations of our students’ achievements attended by their families and many staff members. The 2021 ceremonies were particularly meaningful, as we were unable to hold in-person ceremonies in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
     
     Animal-Assisted Programming:
     In October, Green Chimneys welcomed its newest resident: an Arabian camel named Bunni!
     Bunni journeyed all the way from Texas to join our Farm & Wildlife Center in Brewster, accompanied by his trainer. Bunni is a 9-year-old male camel, also known as a dromedary -- the breed characterized by one hump -- and his name (pronounced boo-knee) is Arabic for “brown.” Bunni joins Bactrian camels Sage and Phoenix, who have been at Green Chimneys since 2012. The three camels are sharing a paddock and have been getting accustomed to one another.
     
     Having some special needs of his own, Bunni is a perfect addition to Green Chimneys. He has a genetic condition known as sunken fetlocks, which means his ankle joints are hyper-extended, preventing him from being ridden or performing other weight-bearing activities. In recent months, his trainer noticed that Bunni was having increasing difficulty within his herd. It was determined that moving Bunni to a smaller herd where he’d have extra attention and care from humans, would suit him well. It’s a very relatable story for the children who attend Green Chimneys, many of whom face significant challenges and have experienced difficulty fitting in or feeling safe and supported. The students and staff of Green Chimneys are thrilled to have a third camel on campus and all look forward to the learning opportunities to come.
     
     
     Wildlife Rehabilitation:
     In October we received an Adult Bald Eagle with an injured wing, who was found in someone’s yard in a nearby town. He weighs about seven pounds and is likely a male. He was unable to fly, having sustained tissue damage and a bruise on his wing. Our dedicated wildlife rehabilitation staff, with assistance from our students, have been caring for him every day, giving him medication and ensuring that he is eating well. The eagle has been moved into our flight cage so he can have more room, continue to gain strength, and hopefully be released back into the wild. If not, he will be cared for at Green Chimneys for the remainder of his life, along with over 300 animals and wildlife that reside at our Farm and Wildlife Center in Brewster.
     
     
     75th Anniversary:
     In 2022 Green Chimneys will celebrate 75 years of providing young people with residential, educational, and clinical services in an environment that nurtures connections with animals and nature. We will recognize this milestone anniversary throughout the coming year with a number of special events and celebrations, with a focus on honoring the great work of our late founders, Sam and Myra Ross.
     
     The Rosses recognized the role animals could play in building the essential skills of empathy, a sense of responsibility, and accomplishment. Their philosophy of skill-building also flourishes in our therapeutic recreation activities, as they help students build skills of teamwork, determination, and resilience, while our Learn and Earn and Vocational Education programs teach both practical and soft skills that create a strong work ethic and purpose. We look forward to celebrating our 75 years of success and a future of continued caring and support for children, families, and animals.

Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following equine assisted services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development
Not Checked:
    Therapeutic Driving Services
    Therapeutic Vaulting Services
    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology


Overview of our programs involved with providing EAS to individuals with special needs:
     Green Chimneys' special needs students have the opportunity to participate in weekly, year-round equine-assisted activities. Our equine program consists of:
     
      1) Horse care activities, which contribute to building positive character in children and make a positive difference in the quality of life of the equines. These activities include feeding, veterinary care, grooming and bathing, cleaning paddocks or stalls, sweeping the hayloft, and exercising the equines. In conjunction with Green Chimneys' residential, school, and therapeutic staff, horse care activities teach our students important life skills such as hygiene, nutrition, and self-care.
     
      2)Our therapeutic riding program focuses on the cooperative work between rider and horse. Our certified instructors teach equine behavior, correct posture, and communication/riding aids so that students can ride horses with much awareness and compassion towards the horse they are working with. Fine motor skills, body and spatial awareness, and communication skills are practiced during the riding.
     
      3) Equine vocational classes are offered in accordance with NYS education department guidelines and requirements to our high school students as a part of Green Chimneys' vocational education program. These credit-bearing classes are taught with the aim for the students to develop employable skills and credentials upon graduation.
     
      We have found that equine activities teach children with emotional and behavioral challenges a variety of skills and coping behaviors including psycho-motor, language, social, academic, and emotional. When a child develops a healthy relationship with a horse, the child is often able to translate those positive feelings into his/her relationships with peers, teachers, and/or families. Our herd of equines serves approximately 300 students each year through various activities on a rotating schedule.
     
      We also offer riding during after-school hours for our residential students. We have indoor and outdoor riding facilities that allow us to offer our program year-round regardless of the weather.
     
      Green Chimneys takes the following steps to ensure that our equines are benefiting from their interactions with our students:
     
      * We have an extensive individualized horse care plan developed in cooperation with our veterinarian, farrier, equine nutritionist, saddle fitter and other specialists as needed. We also have an exercise/training plan implemented by our "Barn Buddy" volunteers, to help each horse stay physically and mentally fit and ready for work.
      * Our students are instructed in equine welfare and care issues and included in the day-to-day care of the horses.
      * Horses are kept in compatible herds, are turned out in pastures and paddocks with shelters during non-working times, and are only in their stalls prior to work, for medical reasons or during extreme weather events.
      * We have developed individualized student activity plans for each equine - including tack selection/fit, rider weight limits and the types of interaction the horse is trained/suited for.
      * Our horses are either “free lease” (to be returned to their families at some point) or owned outright by Green Chimneys. We make a lifetime commitment to horses that we purchase or accept as donations. Once in our herd, no horse is ever sold.


At a time when equestrian sports are under pressure to protect horses while making those sports more accessible, so too must all equine organizations ensure that horses are treated humanely when interacting with people with and without special needs. Our organization takes the following steps to ensure that horses are benefiting from their interactions with people:
     Green Chimneys takes the following steps to ensure that our equines are benefiting from their interactions with our students:
     
      * We have an extensive individualized horse care plan developed in cooperation with our veterinarian, farrier, equine nutritionist, saddle fitter and other specialists as needed. We also have an exercise/training plan implemented by our "Barn Buddy" volunteers, to help each horse stay physically and mentally fit and ready for work.
      * Our students are instructed in equine welfare and care issues and included in the day-to-day care of the horses.
      * Horses are kept in compatible herds, are turned out in pastures and paddocks with shelters during non-working times, and are only in their stalls prior to work, for medical reasons, or during extreme weather events.
      * We have developed individualized student activity plans for each equine - including tack selection/fit, rider weight limits, and the types of interactions the horse is trained/suited for.
      * Our horses are either “free lease” (to be returned to their families at some point) or owned outright by Green Chimneys. We make a lifetime commitment to the horses that we purchase or accept as donations. Once in our herd, no horse is ever sold.
      * In the event that a horse has severe chronic health issues, has deteriorated beyond what is humane or has an acute terminal health crisis, a euthanasia protocol implemented by our veterinarian is in place.
     
     The story below illustrates how our dedicated Farm and Wildlife staff ensured that our equines adjusted to the changes on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic last year:
     
     Similar to our students, our animal partners come to Green Chimneys with histories of their own. In providing enrichment and optimal care, the Farm & Wildlife Center team considers each animal’s history and behaviors, health, strengths, and needs. With this awareness, they are able to individualize care, strategize programming, and ultimately, enhance services for our students.
     
     Such is the case with the Green Chimneys horse herd. Made up of equines as small as miniature horses and as grand as Clydesdales, the overall herd of 21 is as complex in personality as it is in size. With this in mind, the horse barn staff creates schedules for riding, grooming, chores, and specific therapy sessions for students, and essential downtime for the equines.
     
     Years ago, the Barn Buddies program launched as an additional way to meet the needs of our equines. Pulling from a group of 20 experienced riders and equine-familiar folks among our staff, Equine Program Coordinator Samantha Arevalo pairs volunteers with specific horses based on their skills and strengths. From the vantage point of the horse, training goals are established.
     
     Walter the Quarter Horse is one of our younger horses and requires some special handling and attention. While his calm and quiet demeanor makes him an ideal candidate for working with newer riders, Walter is very sensitive to energy. He needs a soft, loving and confident partner to work with him. Walter displays physical scars on his body leading us to believe trauma is part of his past. To his advantage, Walter still loves human attention so while he excels at fulfilling his jobs, Walter benefits from dedicated riding time with his barn buddy, Nature's Nursery Director, Debbie Moore. With Debbie’s help, Walter is transforming into a confident horse, capable of handling high or low energy situations from his rider.
     
     After Green Chimneys’ physical closure in mid-March last year, Samantha began to notice a shift in the herd. On a typical day, our horses are handled by more than a dozen staff, volunteers, and students. During the peak of our closure, the herd was cared for by a dedicated pair of essential equine caretakers.
     
     “While all of the horses became a little more sensitive and reactive to touch and gestures, eventually I noticed they were all really seeking out human attention for their own benefit,” explains Sam.
     
     By July, with safety protocols in place, a portion of the Barn Buddies was welcomed back for a special mission: to help the herd shift from quarantine mode to school mode. During the spring closure, the horses stayed relatively contained at the farm, no longer exploring our beautiful campus while carrying young riders throughout the day. The time had come to prepare for students to return and riding sessions to resume. It was essential that Debbie and the team of Barn Buddies help with the socialization, activity, and retraining of the herd. As such, they rode the horses all over campus, allowing the equines to re-explore their home and remember their role of introducing adventure to our students.
     
     This also meant that Walter was no longer in his own quarantine, spending his entire day eating grass and taking naps in the paddocks. With Debbie’s return, Walter perked up from the extra attention. He was back to his hardworking self, practicing being ridden in the ring and out on the trail.
     
     Soon, our summer school session began, and the first day of riding classes came; Walter was well prepared thanks to Debbie. He was more than ready for the children, high and low energy, riding or groundwork…and he seemed excited to be reunited with them, too.


Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     Our community outreach and public education programs involving horses and other animals are described under the Programs section involving animals other than horses.

Research/Medical Use of Equines:
Our organization has never made, and would not ever consider making, equines available for research studies or medical training that involves invasive procedures and/or that which may cause pain or suffering to the equine. 

Religious Affiliation:
Our organization does not promote religious education, religious purposes, or a specific religious faith or use donations for religious education or religious purposes; require participants to be of a certain faith; require participation in religious, instruction, activities or services; or require participation in prayer, worship, religious instruction or other religious activities as a condition of receiving social or secular services offered. 

Auction Donation:
Our organization has never allowed, or would not consider allowing, an equine to be sold, transferred, released, or otherwise placed into possession of any person or organization that would cause or allow the equine to be sold at auction for slaughter. 

Our Programs/Activities that are not equine-related and/or involving animals other than equines:
 Programs
     
     Green Chimneys Therapeutic Day School--Brewster and Carmel:
     - Green Chimneys Therapeutic Day School serves approximately 300 students each year who are facing emotional, social, and behavioral challenges. The population we serve includes boys and girls ages 5-20 who are bused daily to our school from their homes or who live in our residential treatment center. More than 80% of our students have multiple psychiatric diagnoses and 75% have had at least one psychiatric hospital stay prior to coming to Green Chimneys.
     
     Students often arrive at Green Chimneys with poor self-image and the feeling that they have failed in their home school districts and in their relationships with their peers and families. To meet the diverse needs of our students, we have developed a non-traditional program, incorporating animal-assisted and nature-based activities, to help them achieve NYS education standards according to their Individual Education Plans.
     
     Residential Treatment Center - Brewster, NY
     - In our Residential Treatment Center we provide a home with intensive structure and emotional support to approximately 100 boys and girls ages 5-20, who face emotional and behavioral challenges including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Autism, Depression, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Anxiety and Social Phobia, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
     Green Chimneys offers an array of support services to help these children learn to cope with their challenges, develop self-esteem, take care of themselves and those around them, and ultimately, live healthy and productive lives. We provide students with individual, group and family counseling, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and medical, dental, and psychological services.
     
     Farm and Wildlife Center
     - Animal Assisted Activities Programs - Brewster and Carmel: Through our world-renowned nature-based farm and garden activities, children begin to reconnect with other living beings, develop self-esteem, and reestablish the basis for healthy relationships with other children and adults. Domesticated animals, such as horses, sheep, goats, chickens, dogs, and other farm animals, provide close contact with our children. Animal welfare is at the core of our mission and great lengths are taken so each animal receives the utmost nutrition, housing, and veterinary care.
     
     - Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center - Brewster, NY:
     The Center is dedicated to caring for injured and orphaned Birds of Prey (including falcons, eagles, and owls), fowl, reptiles, and wild animals, while teaching children that not all animals are there to be handled, but should be treated with respect. Whenever possible, rehabilitated wildlife is released back into the wild by the children who assisted with the animal's care. The release is often timed to coincide with the child's discharge from Green Chimneys and serves as a wonderful parallel between the healing of both children and animals during their time with us.
     
     - Boni-Bel Farm and Country Store - Brewster, NY
     Boni-Bel Farm is a working organic farm which produces vegetables, fruit, maple syrup, and honey for use in our kitchen, life skills classroom, and to be sold at our Country Store. Boni-Bel provides learning opportunities for all of our youth, particularly for our high school students enrolled in our Vocational Education Program.
     
     - The Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys, Brewster, NY:
     Dedicated to education and research on the human connection to animals and the natural world, the Institute researches, implements, and promotes a model for effective animal- and nature-based programming and treatment for children with special needs. Our Farm Internship Program provides 20 interns, 21 years of age and older, with an introduction to the theoretical and practical principles of incorporating animals, plants, and the natural world into the re-education, socialization, and treatment of children experiencing crisis in their lives.
     
     
     Clearpool Environmental Education Center - Carmel, NY:
     - Clearpool is an ideal, nature-filled campus located on more than 250 acres of pristine woodland. In October 2011, Clearpool became the fourth Model Forest site established in the New York City Water Supply region. Model Forest sites are dedicated to supporting environmental education and encouraging stewardship of the Croton Watershed. Green Chimneys offers a Partner School Program for Environmental Education at Clearpool, in which we partner with public schools from throughout New York Metropolitan area to provide middle-school students with a science curriculum aligned with NYS STEM learning standards and reinforced with hands-on learning. Approximately 800 students participate each year. We also help teachers and students work on their communication, team building, and problem-solving skills utilizing our adventure education program.
     
     Community Based Services - Putnam County, NY (Approximately 500 youth receive direct services annually):
     - CBS serves at-risk youth in Putnam County including runaway, homeless, foster care, seriously emotionally disturbed, and juvenile delinquent youth and their families by providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling, referrals to services, a community outreach center, case management, therapeutic recreation, after-school programs, and other supportive services.
     
     Special Events open to the General Public (approximately 2,000 community members attend events each year)--
     - Green Chimneys hosts family-friendly events throughout the year including Birds of Prey Day, 4H Presentations, Senior Day, Little Folk Farm Days, and nature-focused weekend programs at Clearpool. We encourage visitors to visit our Farm and Wildlife Center on our Brewster campus on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (we are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions).
     
     Nature's Nursery (130 children attend annually)-- Preschool, Kindergarten, and before/after school programs for children ages 3-12. Enriching, age-appropriate activities are provided in a dynamic setting which supports social, physical, and emotional growth and a solid foundation for learning.
     
     Summer Day Camp Program at Brewster and Clearpool (approximately 1,000 children ages 4-18 attend each year): - We have 550 acres ideal for summer camp with lakes, forests, hiking trails, fields, a climbing tower, playgrounds, indoor pool, ropes courses, gardens, and farm animals. Children swim, play on the playground, engage in sports, do crafts, sing songs, kayak, canoe, and ride horses and ponies. We provide high-quality, affordable camp experiences to children from the surrounding communities and raise funds to offer scholarships for families in need.
     
     Governance
     Green Chimneys Children's Services (1974) and Green Chimneys School (1947) are separate 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations partially funded by contracts with public agencies. The Friends of Green Chimneys, incorporated as its own 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1996, was established to raise additional needed funds for Green Chimneys programs. Edward W. Placke, Ed.D.is the Executive Director of Green Chimneys. Green Chimneys was founded in 1947 by the late Dr. Samuel Ross, Jr.
     
     Green Chimneys is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), Council on Accreditation (COA), National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES), and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) Premier Accredited Center. Green Chimneys is approved/licensed by NYS Board of Social Welfare, NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Social Services, NYS Education Department, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and US Fish & Wildlife Service.

EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES CENSUS

Green Chimneys Brewster Campus
Current EAS Providers: 5
         
2021 EAS Operations Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Horses/Equines participating in EAS programs at this facility        
Number of horses/equines aged 3-8 0 0 2 2
Number of horses/equines aged 9-14 0 0 9 9
Number of horses/equines aged 15-20 0 0 4 4
Number of horses/equines Over 20 0 0 4 4
Total number of horses/equines participating in EAS programs at this facility 0 0 19 19
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of hours per day each horse works 2 2  
Number of days per week each horse works 5 5  
         
Clients participating in EAS programs at this facility Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually 0 0 240 240
Average number of clients (not lessons) participating in activities per week 0 0 25 25
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of days per week programs are conducted at this facility 5 5  
Number of weeks per year programs are conducted at this facility 48 48  
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Average wait list time for a client n/ n/  
         



EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICE PROVIDERS


Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development

5: Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers at Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

     1. Green Chimneys School

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

         RELATIONSHIP: Other

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning

         Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Green Chimneys is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), Council on Accreditation (COA), National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES), and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) Premier Accredited Center. Green Chimneys is approved/licensed by NYS Board of Social Welfare, NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Social Services, NYS Education Department, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and US Fish & Wildlife Service.


     2. Michael Kaufmann

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Certification - Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor.
The Registered Instructor is the entry-level certification required for PATH International Centers. Registered Level Instructor is able to conduct a safe, basic equestrian lesson to individuals with disabilities.


     3. Miyako Kinoshita

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH - Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor.

A PATH International Advanced Instructor is knowledgeable in horse mastership and understands disabilities and their relationships to therapeutic riding. He/she is able to demonstrate instruction that shows progression in riding skills in safe, challenging lessons.


     4. Samantha Arevalo

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Certified Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor


     5. Valerie Parody

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Certification - Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor


GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Edward W. Placke, Ed.D
Employees/Independent Contractors:   Full-Time:  430  Part-Time:  58  Volunteers:  90
Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes including employees and independent contractors:
    Prospective staff/independent contractors complete a written application/agreement
    Our organization has a practice in place to ensure that the organization has sufficient knowledge of the background of prospective staff and independent contractors that may impact the safety of your clients and your horses, such as whether prospective staff/independent contractors serving in the capacity as staff have been convicted of a sexual offense or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect. Such practices must comply with local, state, and federal mandates.
    Staff and/or contractors are required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Staff and/or contractors are required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Staff and/or contractors are required to sign a Photo Release
    Prospective staff/independent contractors are required to undergo a Background Check
    Staff and/or contractors provide parent/guardian information if applicable
    Staff and/or contractors carry current health insurance
    Staff and/or contractors have a written job description
    Staff and/or contractors are evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Staff and/or contractors are updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Staff and/or contractors receive training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, equine handling, equine identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Staff and/or contractors have a supervisor and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The organization provides a handbook to every member of the staff, including employees and/or independent contractors serving in staff positions;
    The handbook includes information, such as hours of work, vacation, sick leave, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    One or more staff members or contractors are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members or contractors are trained in equine first aid
Not Checked:
    Staff and/or contractors are subject to Random Drug Screening

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application/agreement
    Our organization has a practice in place to ensure that the organization has sufficient knowledge of the background of prospective volunteers that may impact the safety of your clients and your horses, such as whether prospective volunteers have been convicted of a sexual offense or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect. Such practices must comply with local, state, and federal mandates.
    Every volunteer is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every volunteer is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every volunteer is required to sign a Photo Release
    Prospective volunteers are required to undergo a Background Check
    Every volunteer provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer has a written job description
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every volunteer is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every volunteer receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, equine handling, equine identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every volunteer is assigned a supervisor (staff member and/or senior volunteer) and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The supervisor assesses the volunteer's abilities and assigns specific duties to the volunteer based on their skills
    The organization records and maintains written attendance information and hours on every volunteer
    The organization provides a Volunteer Handbook to every volunteer
    The Volunteer Handbook includes volunteer-related information, such as hours of work, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Volunteer Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    The organization holds regular orientation sessions for volunteers and prospective volunteers that includes an overview of the organization, its mission, activities, volunteer responsibilities and expectations, safety guidelines, and a tour of the facility
Not Checked:
    Every volunteer is subject to Random Drug Screening

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  6
Number of Board Members:  21  Number of Voting Board Members:  21

Board Compensation:
Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No
Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

Board/Staff Relationships:
Are any members of the Board, Staff or Program Participants related to each other through family or business relationships? Yes
If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board, Staff member and/or Program Participant.
Board Member Paul Kupchock, Jr. is the son of Paul Kupchock, Sr. who is the Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation at Green Chimneys.

Board Affiliations:
Are any Board members or Staff associated with and/or compensated by another organization with a relationship or business affiliation to your organization? No

Conflict of Interest:
Does your organization have a written conflict of interest policy that ensures that any compensated board member is a NON-VOTING (Independent) board member or that any compensated board member or any board member related to a compensated staff member, independent contractor, or any related board members, or any individual or organization that might benefit from a board decision, abstains from voting on issues impacting such compensation and requires officers, directors or trustees, and key employees to disclose at least annually in writing interests that could give rise to conflicts?  Yes


Compliance:
Below is a list all local, state and federal licenses held by the organization, and/or accreditations or compliances with the published standards of an accrediting organization, if applicable:  N/A

Organization documents available on our website:
    None

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Volunteer Handbook
    Staff Handbook
    Bylaws

Budget:  $2M+
Equine Budget:   $150K to $250K
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 06
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): Audit
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): 990
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2021? No
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990

POLICIES: ACQUISITION


Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Lease  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  
    Auction  
    Kill pen/Feedlot  
    Return  
    Surrender  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares
    Foals

Not Checked:
    Pregnant Mares
    Stallions
    Only Stallions to be castrated

POLICIES: INTAKE, ASSESSMENT & TRAININING

Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the horse:
    A current Coggins
    Vaccination records that have been administered within the last 12 months
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
Not Checked:
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, the owner is responsible for having vaccinations administered.
    A health certificate signed by a veterinarian and dated no more than seven days prior to arrival attesting to the health status of the equine is provided to our organization either prior to or upon arrival of the equine

Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization has the following policies in place:
    The owner of a potential equine is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the equine
    The equine is evaluated at its place of residence
    The owner completes an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between the owner and our organization
    Equines are on trial up to 60 days
Not Checked:
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the equine to and from the organization
    Equines are not taken on trial
    Equines are on trial for up to 30 days
    Equines are on trial for 60 or more days
    The trial period may be reduced based on the equine's progress
    During the trial period, the organization accepts total financial responsibility for the care of the equine, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    During the trial period, the organization accepts financial responsibility for the care of the equine, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care, up to a fixed amount agreed upon by the organization and the owner
    During the trial period, the owner/donor is financially responsible for the care of the equine, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    The trial period may be terminated by either the organization or the owner for any reason

Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian upon arrival and/or prior to quarantine departure
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken of each equine upon arrival at the facility and kept with the equine's health records
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score or other body conditioning score is assigned
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    Fecal test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
Not Checked:
    Blood work other than Coggins
    The equine is scanned to check for a microchip
    The equine is microchipped if the scan indicates that there is no microchip

Upon intake, the organization has the following quarantine policy in place:
    The equine is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time
Not Checked:
    The equine is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine off-site for a prescribed period of time
    The equine is not quarantined

The typical length of quarantine is:   10 to 20 days

Horses are assessed for following skills and behaviors:
    Retrieval from a pasture/paddock
    Leading with a halter and lead rope
    Temperament, disposition and attitude, such as rated from very calm to very high spirited
    Saddling
    Bridling
    Loading onto and unloading off a trailer
    Mounting and dismounting
    Riding at the walk
    Riding at the trot
    Riding at the canter
    Riding by a beginner and/or unbalanced rider
    Tolerance to unusual objects and loud noises
    Known vices, i.e., cribbing, biting, kicking, weaving, stall walking, etc
    Grooming
    Bathing
    Clipping
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time
Not Checked:
    Lunging
    Jumping
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
    The Henneke Body Condition score or other body conditioning score is updated at least monthly
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
    Physical examination by a veterinarian at least annually
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score or other body conditioning score is updated at least annually
    Photographs are taken of each equine monthly and kept with the equine's health records
    Photographs are taken of each equine annually and kept with the equine's health records
    
    
Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the weight-carrying or workload capabilities of horses/equines that are ridden in our care:
    Our organization evaluates at least annually and maintains a written record of the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden
    No equines are ridden; not applicable

The following variables are considered in determining the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden:
    Equine age, weight, breed, body condition, fitness, balance, health and soundness
    Size, shape, condition and angle of the hooves
    Participant weight, height, body proportions, balance, fitness and riding skills as well as behavioral issues and safety concerns
    Weight and proper fit of the saddle and other equipment
    Terrain and footing in the working environment
    Duration and frequency of working sessions, as the frequency with which an equine is subjected to maximum weight carrying and/or workload
    Nature and pace of work, repetitive or varied, radius of turns, degree of incline and regularity of footing when equine is subject to maximum weight-carrying capacity
    Temperature and/or weather conditions
    Seasonal impact on the equines' workload and weight-carrying capabilities and limitations
Not Checked:
    Equine conformation to include the top line, length of back, strength and width of loin, bone density (measured by the circumference of the cannon bone just below the knee)
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden
    No equines are ridden; not applicable


Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   Daily


POLICIES: BREEDING

The organization has the following policies related to breeding and stallions:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, does NOT breed equines.
Not Checked:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, breeds equines
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, are permitted to house stallions

Additional information about our breeding policies and practices:
N/A


POLICIES: EUTHANASIA

The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have an equine euthanized for space
    Our organization may have a healthy equine euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other equines, or people and euthanasia is recommended by a veterinarian
    Our organization may have an equine euthanized upon the recommendation of the veterinarian after all reasonable treatment options have been explored
    Euthanasia is done on site when possible to decrease trauma from transport
    Disposal of the carcass is handled within 24 hours
Not Checked:
    Our organization will never have a healthy equine euthanized under any circumstances
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility

The following are authorized to administer the procedure for your organization in accordance with state laws:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    A certified euthanasia technician
    Senior staff with appropriate training
    Employee of animal control shelter or humane society with appropriate training
    Veterinary student under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian
    Not applicable. Our organization prohibits euthanasia under any circumstances

Additional information about our euthanasia policies and practices:
Euthanasia: Setting Some Guidelines
     
     Developed by Michael Kaufmann for Green Chimneys and a presentation for the Global Association of Sanctuaries
     
     1. As a center team, discuss equine quality of life, orthopedic surgery, colic surgery, and other costly medical procedures from a philosophical, emotional, and economic perspective BEFORE there is a medical crisis with a horse. Having this conversation can give everyone a sense of where they stand.
     
     2. Have a meeting with your veterinarian and discuss your center equine care budget before there is a medical emergency. Let your vet see the financial capacity and limitations you may have. This will help them in guiding you through an emergency with realistic options.
     
     3. Anticipate and prevent medical problems through good stewardship.
     
     4. Involve your center board. The board and Executive Director can prepare for the financial ramifications of a potentially expensive equine medical procedure during the budget process. Is there an equine emergency fund set aside or does the budget anticipate emergencies and costly procedures?
     
     5. Have a separate equine care advisory group. This group should consist of three of four people who have deep equine backgrounds, but are not directly involved in your center. When an equine medical crisis present itself and there is dispute over what should be done, presenting the case to this group and allowing them to give you their thoughts can give a center impartial feedback.
     
     6. Know when it is time to discuss and when it is time to act. Ultimately one person has to make a decision no matter what the team feels. This can be a lonely and difficult spot to be in. But it is critical that there is someone, either the executive director or the program director who is willing and able to consider all options and input, but then steps up and just makes a decision in an expedient way on behalf of the horse and the center.
     
     7. Euthanasia of a horse confronts people with their own emotions. Death, dying and loss can be difficult to experience and must be processed by each individual at your center. Separating the human reaction to euthanasia from what the horse may actually need is helpful. Having a mental health professional in your team who can help guide and identify feelings can be a support.


POLICIES: RE-HOMING

Re-homing Agreement not applicable.
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    The organization does not re-home equines under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our equines and ensures care of the equines for their lifetimes.

Our organization has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer useful, or are no longer manageable:
    The organization does not re-home equines under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our equines and ensures care of the equines for their lifetimes.

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
N/A

EQUINE CARE & SHELTER/FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1
Our organization does not use satellite, overflow, foster, and/or outreach facilities



MANAGEMENT: Green Chimneys Brewster Campus: *Main

Does your organization own, lease or use a part of this facility? Own

Provide the contact information for the individual or organization responsible for investigating abuse in the county where the facility is located, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Putnam County Sheriff's Department, 3 County Center, Carmel, NY 10512

Does your organization conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) at this facility in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS)? Yes

Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers AT THIS FACILITY, including instructors, specialists, therapists, counselors, coaches and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, volunteer, independent contractors, and/or providers accompanying clients) that conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS) AT THIS FACILITY:  5

Equine Assisted Service Providers Assigned to this Facility: (see Equine Assisted Service Provider Section below for details)

     1. Green Chimneys School
     2. Michael Kaufmann
     3. Miyako Kinoshita
     4. Samantha Arevalo
     5. Valerie Parody

VETERINARIAN INFORMATION: Green Chimneys Brewster Campus: *Main
Green Chimneys Brewster Campus: Vet Assessment conducted on 2022-03-16

Veterinarian: Dr. Jenn Enger, DVM
Clinic Name: Mid-Hudson Vet
394 Route 52
Carmel   NY   10512
Phone: 845-225-3100


GROUNDS: Green Chimneys Brewster Campus: *Main
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 19
Total number of horses at this facility INCLUDING those not involved with your programs: 19
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 22
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 25
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 12
Pastures: 2  Paddocks/Pens: 6
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 2  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  Indoor Rings: 1












Regarding structures at this facility where horses are stalled:
Do horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s)?    Yes    
Do all stalls/enclosures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around?    Yes    
Is there adequate ceiling & beam height (a minimum of 12 inches above the tip of the horse's ear) when standing in all stalls/enclosures?    Yes    
How often are the stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 Days a Week
Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction?    Yes    
Is there a ventilation and circulation system in place to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases?    Yes    
Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety?    Yes    
Are fire prevention/protection measures (fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems) maintained and in good working order?     Yes    
Is there adequate lighting to ensure safety in all areas of facility?     Yes    
Are emergency contacts, including veterinarian contact information, conspicuously posted in easily accessible locations?    Yes    
Are human and equine first aid kits easily accessible?     Yes    

How many hours per day, on average, are horses stalled? 0-3;
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Equines are out 24/7 except they are brought in if there is inclement weather
    Equines are out 24/7 except when they are being trained
    Equines are out 24/7 except when they are used for the conduct of the organization's programs

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for equines (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for equines (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where equines can graze on pasture grass
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for equines (i.e., shelters)
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have turnout areas
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked

The following policies and procedures are in place at the facility to restrict public access and to keep horses safe:
    A security guard is present at night
    Equines are checked overnight
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
    The property is fitted with motion lights
    The property is fitted with a security system that is monitored internally by staff (or the property owner)
Not Checked:
    The property owner, staff member or caretaker lives on the premises and ensures that public access is restricted and is responsible for the security of the facility and equines
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    Visitors are always accompanied by staff (or volunteers)
    The property is fitted with a security system monitored by police or a professional service
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced


EQUINE CARE: Green Chimneys Brewster Campus: *Main
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Onsite computer with onsite backup storage system
    The organization utilizes its own system to maintain records
    Our organization would use free cloud-based barn management software if available

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Equines are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Equines are fed in individual stalls
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area
Not Checked:
    Equines are fed in groups

Do horses have access to clean drinking water at all times?     Yes    

Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises

Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week

Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    The protocol for each equine is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
Not Checked:
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly parasites
    Feed Through Products
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Premise Sprays/Insecticides
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
    Our organization follows the biosecurity guidelines of our veterinarian
    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined equines are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy equines
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined equines do not have contact with other equines or other animals
    Restricted access signs are posted at primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Manure and bedding from sick, affected and/or quarantined equines is disposed of in specific areas designated for infectious materials - not put in open air piles, and not spread on pastures
    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine
    Trailers/vans used by sick, affected and/or quarantined equines are cleaned and disinfected after each use and cleaning takes place away from where equines are sheltered
    Equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined equines is not shared and is clearly labeled
    Shared equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined equines is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
    Latex gloves are worn when working with sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined equines
Not Checked:
    Equines are not quarantined on arrival.

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
    Manure is stored in dumpster(s)
    Manure is hauled, sold or given away
    Manure piles are composted or spread on pastures
    Our organization adheres to the manure management guidelines set by state and/or local authorities
Not Checked:
    Manure is piled in an area where equines are not located
    Manure piles are covered

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property:
    Equines are assigned the same stall/location each day
    Name plates are located on the stall
    Photos are located on the stall
    Equines wear halters with nametags
    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each equine is easily accessible
    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each equine with equine names and photos
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with equine profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions
    Staff/volunteers are provided training on conformation, markings, colors, and breeds
    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the equines
Not Checked:
    Equine photos and profiles are available on the website

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
     All equines have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each equine appropriate to the equine's needs and the weather conditions
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are cleaned regularly as needed
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is inspected for overall working condition before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when an equine's body condition changes
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when an equine's disposition changes
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
    Helmets are shared
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Helmets are replaced after a fall
    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
Not Checked:
    Saddles are shared
    Saddle pads are shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    No equines are ridden; not applicable.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: Green Chimneys Brewster Campus: *Main
The following plans, policies, and procedures are in place at the facility to handle emergencies and address weather related issues, fire safety procedures, and/or any additional hazardous scenarios the facility could potentially experience:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
    The facility owns or has access to a generator
    The facility maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
    The facility collects and maintains medical information from staff, volunteers, and clients
    The facility maintains appropriate liability and/or workers' compensation insurance
    All staff/volunteers are briefed regularly on emergency preparedness/safety procedures
    The organization has a written emergency preparedness/safety plan (EPP)
Not Checked:

The written EPP addresses the following areas:
    Local fire department and/or the state's emergency planning department procedures
    Medical emergencies for clients, staff, and volunteers
    Medical emergencies for equines
    Evacuation plans
    Power outages
    Fire
    Natural Disasters - thunderstorm, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc
    Terrorist attacks
    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:


The facility follows the specific procedures to help PREVENT emergency situations:
    Smoking is strictly prohibited
    NO SMOKING signs are posted prominently
    Hay is stored away from permanent or temporary structures where equines are stalled
    Permanent or temporary structures where equines are stalled are kept free of dust, cobwebs, trash, cleaning rags, and other flammable items
    Aisles and doorways are kept clear
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used
Not Checked:

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Daily
Smoke detectors are checked: Daily
Electrical Systems are checked: Daily
Fence lines are checked: Daily
Turnout Areas are checked: Daily
Sprinkler systems are checked: Daily
Fire drills are conducted: Monthly
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Monthly
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Monthly
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Quarterly

Equine Transportation
Owned onsite: 1 4-horse van/trailer with truck
Access onsite but not owned: 2 6-horse van/trailer with truck
Access offsite: 1 6-horse van/trailer with truck


EQUINE CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Green Chimneys Brewster Campus: 2021 - Yes

21 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2021
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2021
2 Donated
0 Lease
0 Purchase from Owner
0 Auction
0 Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
0 Adoption from Rescue
2 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2021
0 Horses adopted/sold:
2 Horses transferred/returned
1 Horses deceased
1 Horses euthanized
4 Total departures
19 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2021
19 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 21 on 1/1/2021+ 2 Intakes - 4 Departures = 19 on 12/31/2021

Total days that equines were in the care of Green Chimneys during 2021: 7240

2021 Green Chimneys Brewster Campus Equine Census
21 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2021
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2021
2 Donated
0 Lease
0 Purchase from Owner
0 Auction
0 Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
0 Adoption from rescue
2 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2021
0 Horses adopted/sold:
2 Horses transferred/returned
1 Horses deceased
1 Horses euthanized
4 Total departures
19 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2021
19 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 21 on 1/1/2021+ 2 Intakes - 4 Departures = 19 on 12/31/2021


2 Horse Intake Detail during 2021 0
2 Donated 0
1Draft1 Aged 10-14  1 Mares
1Warm Blood1 Aged Over 20  1 Geldings
0 Leased 0
0 Purchased from Owner 0
0 Auction 0
0 Kill Pen/Feedlot 0
0 Surrendered 0
0 Seized 0
0 Abandoned 0
0 Returned 0
0 Transferred 0
0 Born at facility 0
0 Adoption from rescue 0



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