Programs Offered

Glade Run Adventures offers fun, therapeutic experiences for individuals with mental and/or physical challenges, including autism. Tailored to individual goals, participants of all ages can benefit from these unique interactive animal, horticulture, and sensory park experiences.


Therapeutic Riding Lessons

Therapeutic riding lessons are scheduled by the 6 week session with participants riding one hour per week in our indoor arena, covered outdoor arena or groomed riding trails. We offer private, semi private, and small group lessons designed to help participants reach their therapeutic goals.

All staff who instruct therapeutic riding lessons are trained through certifying organizations in therapeutic horseback riding and have a minimum of 15 years of horsemanship experience.

Contact Us

To learn more or arrange a tour, please contact Glade Run’s Director of Adventures, Julie Wahlenmayer, at (724) 452.4453, ext.1236. She is happy to provide more detail, based on the specific needs of your child.

Riding Lesson Pricing

Private – $270/session

Semi Private – $210/person/session

Small Group – $180/person/session

Upcoming Sessions

Session 1: January 7 – February 17 (2 Week Break)
Session 2: March 4 – April 14
Session 3: April 22 – June 2
Session 4: June 10 – July 21
Session 5: July 29 – September 8
Session 6: September 16 – October 27
Session 7: November 4 – December 15

Group Adventures Packages

Family Package – Enjoy some therapeutic fun as a family! Parents/guardians, siblings, and even extended family can participate in the wide array of activities offered at Adventures; our staff will help to design a one hour experience to meet everyone’s needs. Go for a relaxing trail ride as a family, groom and lead our small animals, and develop some skills to take home!


School and Support Package – Special needs classrooms, support groups, treatment facilities, or any group of up to 10 participants who are looking to experience the therapeutic benefits of working with animals, caring for plants, or riding horses can enjoy a tailor made 1 hour experience in Adventures.


Specialized Summer Programming

St. Stephen’s Extended School Year

​St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy utilizes Glade Run Adventures experiential education activities for students attending ESY​.​​ These ​uniquely tailored activities​, such as therapeutic horseback riding, horticulture, and small animal experiences​ engage students with social skill challenges. Student IEP goals are targeted, monitored and reported to school districts.

​For more information, contact Brandy Dietrich at (724) 452-4453 ext. 1154.​

Camp Runs Monday – Thursday  9:00 am – 1:30 pm

July 9 – July 26, 2018

$3,500 per student

Contact Brandy Dietrich, Assistant Principal- Special Education, at 724-452-4453, ext. 1154.

ESY18 SSA Brochure

Specialized Adventures Camp

Specialized Adventures camp is a social skills development camp for individuals ages 8 – 18. Any child in need of social skill development is welcome, however, the camp is specially designed for children with moderate to high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. This is not an ESY Camp but may be covered for some school districts as ESY.

2018 Camps run Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Camp 1: June 18-22 & June 25-29

Camp 2: July 30 – August 3 & August 6-10

$1,000/camper for each 2 week session.

Spec Adv Camp Application

SummerCamp 18 Brochure


Caring for plants and learning various cooking and crafts skills improves the physical and mental health of all participants. Learning about our environment not only improves the self-esteem and knowledge of participating individuals, but also improves the world for all of us. All participants of Glade Run Gardens learn skills that they can be proud of and use for the rest of their lives in recreational, vocational and life long activities.

Gardening has been proven to relieve stress and anxiety. The calming atmosphere of the greenhouse, gardens and hiking trails provides an appreciation for the environment and helps counter depression and frustration.

Horticultural therapy brings about a number of changes in individuals, including an increase in attention span and the ability to solve problems. Giving a person seeds, soil, and plants to care for enhances their ability to assume responsibility and increases their sense of self worth.