Pilot Program

Daisy Chain Sanctuary believes we are each perfectly imperfect links in the Daisy Chain of life, and together we can heal, love, and grow. We offer paths of interactive and hands on learning in therapeutic connection with horses, each other and the land.

Our pilot program was a huge success thanks to our donors, volunteers and hardworking team! We had 9 kids ranging in age from 7 to 13 for six days of connection, healing and fun.

The kids worked with horses for half of the day and the other half they spent learning about regenerative practices (sustainability) and what we can do to help the planet heal. We had a theme for each day that was discussed and tied into the curriculums.


Day 1:  Love and connection.

Day 2:  Respect and Honor

Day 3:  Trust and Compassion

Day 4:  Confidence and Fearlessness

Day 5:  Patience and Partnership

Day 6:  Integrity and Gratitude

The children would get dropped off at the farm at 9 am. The day started with us discussing the theme and asking each of the children what the theme meant for them and how it came up in their lives. Then they were broken up into groups of 4 and 5 by age.  The pictures below give a good overview of the camp.

Todd from NREL teaches about greenhouse gases, our carbon footprint, and making smores in a solar oven!

Mike from the City of Arvada Nature Center teaches that all animals are important for the ecosystem and brings some snakes.


Daisy Chain was an awesome program for both myself, as a volunteer, and my 11 year old daughter, as a participant. My daughter had a great time learning about animals, nature and why it's important to respect both as well as her peers. I highly recommend Daisy Chain to anyone and everyone!


Daisy Chain Sanctuary is dear to my five children and I with special needs; to find an accepting place that is healthy and fun, therapeutic and challenging is very important to us. We are blessed to have Daisy Chain Sanctuary in our lives!


Working with the kids at Daisy Chain was a wonderful experience.  I was able to see growth within many of the children from day 1 & day 6.  I saw some find their voices and some overcome fears.  Some children found ways to connect with humans after learning to connect with the animals.