Positively Goats offers 5 types of programs: Recreational, Educational, Vocational and
Therapeutic, as well as customized programs. We are available to host groups and individuals
at our South Natick location by appointment.
Join us for lots of fun farm experiences! Our program includes spending time with our cute and friendly goats, assisting with and learning about goat care, gardening projects, nature crafts, forest explorations, pony visits and other engaging activities!
Ages: 4-12 years old
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Dates: July 16th - July 18th
July 30th - August 1st
August 6th - August 8th
August 13th - August 15th
Rate: $95 per day with discounts available.
Choose single or multiple days.
Register after May 1st at $95 per day or $85 per day for 3 consecutive days and before May 1st at $87 per day or $80 per day for 3 consecutive days.
We welcome visitors to come meet, brush, feed and spend time with the herd. Our curious and engaging goats ignore no one and, with ease, quickly show their innate ability to elevate and lighten visitors’ moods. Our goats love attention as much as visitors enjoy showering them with it.
Our recreational program is ideal for families, groups or individuals who want to spend time with our goats in a farm setting. Visits are forty-five minutes and are $35 for one person and $15 for each additional person.
Visits are scheduled by appointment.
The RISE program is a Recreational, Individualized, Social and Educational program for adults with intellectual differences. Positively Goats works with clients to tailor and structure an individualized program to meet the specific needs of each person by identifying and building on strengths and interests. Through a connection with animals and nature, Positively Goats’ multi-sensory approach and supportive environment promotes positive physical, cognitive and social development. Working in small groups, participants gain knowledge and hands-on experience in goat care and gardening while developing confidence in learning new skills and increasing social skills. Through engaging activities this program teaches vocabulary related to animal care and farming as well as practicing note-taking and reading. This program is offered at the farm year-round and in the winter as a hybrid program including weekly farm visits and weekly interactive online classes.
Our animal-assisted therapy program integrates ongoing individual or group mental health counseling with meaningful interactions with our goats. The reciprocal connections with animals encourage deep mind-body connections and self-reflection that promote personal growth , wellness and facilitate talking about difficult topics that may not otherwise be as accessible.
Desirable, lasting and positive change can result from the relationships between an individual, a therapy animal and the certified facilitator. These therapeutic and healing relationships are encouraged and can flourish in our judgement-free, inclusive and supportive environment.
Animal-Assisted therapy has been shown to:
Our therapeutic programs are ideal for anyone who wants to reduce stress and live with more ease, contentment and joy. The programs cater to the needs of individuals as well as therapists who may seek additional modalities to traditional treatment plans. We work with parents and guardians to tailor and structure an individualized program to meet the specific needs of each individual or group. Our multi-sensory approach can also support occupational therapy through strengthening physical abilities. Animal-assisted therapy is also beneficial for people with developmental differences by increasing social skills, and strengthening physical abilities and cognitive development.