Lisa Haverly, Owner & Facilitator of Rainbow Tree
OUR MISSION: To support the mind, body & hearts of children and families as they blaze their own trail and climb their own mountains toward growth and development, health and wellbeing, and gratitude and love within a nature based setting.
WHAT WE VALUE:
* We value possibilities.
* We value accessibility of nature camps for all children regardless of ability.
* We value the outdoors as a natural space for children.
* We value supporting children and families toward dynamics of love, joy and use of supportive tools to navigate the challenges.
“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
Rainbow Tree is a beautiful space, magical in its charm and invites all who are in need of connection and support.
Rainbow Tree Therapies is place where families and children are supported along their journey of life. Rainbow Tree originally was developed to provide therapeutic enrichment support for children but has since grown to provide opportunities for families along with providing healing skin care products. Product sales support camp development. Rainbow Tree acknowledges nature as a powerful tool to stimulate health and wellness.
Rainbow Tree Therapies was developed by Occupational Therapist, Lisa Haverly, whose intention is to honor the unique spirit of each child’s development using the outdoors and nature as the natural premise for growth and development. This holistic approach supports the child’s mind, body and spirit using an experiential and developmental learning model including a multi-sensory approach to learning and growing. The outdoors provides an expansive opportunity for children to breathe fresh air, engage in imaginative and creative sensory rich play, find meaning while exploring and connecting to nature, develop motor oordination skills and functional speech and language skills. Children gain skills in self regulation through practice in mind, body, spirit modalities, creation of sensory tools, and being provided a safe place to become confident in being themselves. Rainbow Tree provides animal assisted support which has shown to support children with communication, social interactions, and self regulation. We have horses brought to camp along with other animals such as therapy dogs, goats, chickens, sheep and rabbits. We have found animals to be a wonderful calming tool along with the sensory motor benefits as well!
Rainbow Tree Therapies also fosters a deeper appreciation and connection to the earth and all the living things which inhabit it. Nature provides a stress free environment where kids can express themselves freely and connect with themselves and the world around them. All children are welcome at Rainbow Tree regardless of ability. In fact, most of our camps have a blend of children who require more support along with children who require less. This provides an opportunity of breeding compassion and inclusion for others.
The staff at Rainbow Tree is passionate about supporting people with intention and a deep commitment to making a difference. Each staff member not only brings a wealth of knowledge from their field of expertise but also additional passions outside their professional fields which adds even more richness and depth to the support provided.
NATURE BASED PROFESSIONALS: If you are a professional interested in or currently using nature in your service to others, please check out the Nature Superhero Network https://lisarhaverly.podia.com/. and the facebook group: @Nature Based Occupational Therapy and Related Professions Group