Youth Programs

One of our core focuses at Chenoa is youth education, and we offer a number of programs and workshops tailored specifically for young people.


As a small, volunteer-run Animal Sanctuary and Learning Center, Chenoa Manor offers students the unique and rewarding opportunity of seasonal internships. Open for youth of high school and college ages, our internships feature hands-on experiences in animal care, farm upkeep, horticulture, advocacy, fundraising, and art.

2021 Dates:

Spring Term: March 21 st – May 30 th
Summer Term: June 1 st – August 7 th

Learn more about internships by clicking here.

Anima Science

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
-Anatole France

Inside the word, “animal” is the Latin word ‘anima’, reflective of the soul/inner self. This program explores the individuality of the various residents of the manor— from ruminants to avians to reptiles. The goal is to not only gain experience working directly with the residents & their day to day routine care but also to attempt a better understanding and appreciation for their inner selves and their rich cognitive lives.

This will be achieved by on-site hands-on work as well as off-site reading and video assignments. We will meet twice weekly for a three hour period over the course of four weeks. Open to youth ages 16 through college-aged; great for those interested in pre-veterinary medicine, psychology, non-human anthropology, and other related fields.

Tuition: $600
Please email [email protected] for more information.

Art Camp

Enjoy a week-long camp packed with artful adventures at the manor, including plein air painting, photographing the animal residents, observational drawings of horticulture on site, and ephemeral installations. Registration deadline is June 1st, 2021. Maximum 8 students per camp.

Tuition: $275

2021 Dates:

Ages 10-13 – Monday July 5th – Friday July 9th, 2021 9-11:30 pm
Ages 14-16 – Monday July 5th – Friday July 9th, 2021 12-3:30 pm

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