Humane Education

Through our humane education camps, field trips and classes, participants of all ages learn to foster compassion and respect for all living beings and see farm animals through a compassionate lens. By learning how we provide sanctuary, enrichment and high-quality care to our rescued residents, kids develop skills to be compassionate, problem-solving members of their own communities.

Heartland's Humane Education Programs

New! Back to School Social Skills Building Camp (Ages 5-11)

Back to school is just around the corner, and Heartland wants to help prepare kids with skills to make the school year successful! Join Heartland’s experiential therapists as they work with participants on building self-esteem and friendships, identifying feelings and learning calming techniques. Children will also visit with our rescued residents and spend time exploring the sanctuary.

Ages: This session is geared towards children ages 5-7 but can also be a great refresher for those ages 8-11.

Dates and Times: Social Skills Building Camp runs from August 22-29, 2022, from 9-11 am. Kids also have the option to bring a lunch and stay until 12 pm! 

Tuition: $350

Fall Programs

Heartland's unique humane education programs empower our young learners to become solutions-focused thinkers who will lead the way towards a kinder, more compassionate world.

Winter Programs

Heartland's unique humane education programs empower our young learners to become solutions-focused thinkers who will lead the way towards a kinder, more compassionate world.​
"Our daughter attended several camps through the summer and the fall. She adores Heartland Farm Sanctuary...Having her spend time outside, connecting with nature and animals in a warm and positive environment, has been such a great experience for her, especially during the pandemic when everything else that she is used to is different. She comes home happy and excited and full of information to share. We couldn’t be happier."
- Gillian, Camper parent

Heartland's Covid Policy:

Effective March 1, Heartland’s COVID-19 policies have been updated in alignment with Public Health Madison & Dane County. You can find our most updated Covid policies here.

Our Rescued Residents

Heartland has been recognized as one of the nation’s premier farm animal sanctuaries. We provide high-quality, specialized care, hope and healing for animals who have suffered abuse, neglect, and have nowhere else to go. Many of our rescued residents experience safety and compassion for the very first time after walking through our sanctuary doors.

The vast majority of rescued animals who find hope at Heartland will remain at the sanctuary for their entire lives. When possible, we place animals in safe and loving homes. And we serve as a resource for shelters and county agencies around the state who request our assistance with farm animal abandonment and cruelty cases.

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Change Lives With Your Gift

Your tax-deductible donation to Heartland Farm Sanctuary allows us to care for farm animals in need and operate our unique people programs that inspire compassion for all beings.

Help Heartland with your donation today!

Your gift - of any amount - helps us provide care for farm animals in need and operate our unique people programs that inspire compassion for all.