Animal Assisted Therapy at Rainbow Tree

An opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children..... Rainbow Tree Therapies, LLC out of Hudson, Wisconsin along with a team of Occupational and Speech Therapists hosts therapeutic camp opportunities for children.   We support children's development using nature as the backdrop with facilitated activities using music, art, and animals to further development.  Often times children with special learning needs don't have many opportunities for summer camp.  Rainbow Tree has met this need for the surrounding communities by providing an intimate, safe and supportive environment.    Our professional staff brings a wealth of knowledge to support campers!  Volunteers are often graduate students in related fields of child development. 

Challenge:  Animal assisted support is a big part of our camps.   Animals are currently transported to camp instead of being housed at camp.   Though we are grateful for all of the animal lovers who have shared their dear animals with us, we are hoping to provide a permanent home for animals here.  It has been difficult to maximize the benefit of animal assisted support to all of our campers in all camps.   Animals have only been able to come occasionally and for specific camps.  


This is a picture of sweet Eclipse who along with owner Michelle came to Rainbow Tree last summer.   We are hoping that Eclipse will become a permanent residence at Rainbow Tree!!  Yippee!

Support Requested:

We are seeking financial support to provide a permanent residence for animals so that they can be accessible to children in all of our camps.   Our goal is to seek support to build a small barn structure, fencing, and a lean-to to house a variety of animals.  Research supports that animals improve mental and physical health.   Animals can be a therapeutic tool to encourage interaction and engagement, to develop sensory processing skills, to manage anxiety and emotional regulation,  to increase communication and language, and to learn about animal care.  Building a permanent structure will enable us to provide animal opportunities on a consistent basis to make an even bigger difference in the lives of children year round.    We are seeking support to create this opportunity for Rainbow Tree campers.  Thank you for supporting this important campaign!   We are enormously grateful for your philanthropic donation!

What is Rainbow Tree all about?
Check out this cool video of all that goes on at Rainbow Tree: 



“Both my boys loved camp! From all the great photos I can see that they were engaged and learning the whole time. The setting of the camp is amazing with a garden, great views, forest and more! The boys felt at ease, even though they did not want to me leave. We have saved many of the “art” projects as favorites that they will never get rid of they assure me. As a parent I enjoy the thorough briefings each day and all the great photos of the kiddos with the biggest smiles! Both boys talk all year of their wonderful memories and ask how much longer until they can go back. Each time we pass by the camp the boys explain to all those who listen “that is our camp we get to go there soon!””  — Mom, Phyllis

“Rainbow Tree Find Your Rhythm camp is amazing!  My daughter has gone for two years, and is excited to come back this year.  She loves everything about it!  She loves being in nature, and having fun activities that support her sensory and motor needs.  She loves playing with the other kids.  I love that there is ample adult support.  I don’t have to worry that she will be pushed to do things she isn’t ready to do just to keep up with the other kids.  The support staff are all trained professionals who work with kids in their “day jobs.”  My daughter talks about this camp all year long.  She asks at least once a week when she can go back.”  — Mom, Mary


Lucky Year #7!  Yes, we have been providing camps since summer of 2013! 
This is Rainbow Tree's 7th year of providing camps!  We dearly love working with children.  It is our passion work.  We also believe in the power of animals and creating opportunities for children to connect with the world around them.  Thank you for considering a donation to continue our mission.  

36722186_1554497081601669_r.jpegThis team is committed to making a difference.  All children deserve opportunities!  All children are gifts.   Thank you from the team!



  • Mary Johnson 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Jamie Hansen 
    • $20 
    • 4 mos


Lisa Haverly 
Hudson, WI
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