The H.E.A.R.T. Center Vocational Training Courses:


The H.E.A.R.T. Center is committed to growing and developing with our students. We are dedicated to providing programs that will give our clients the life skills and vocational skills necessary to be employed in various settings! 

Summer Vocational Training Intensives:

Leadership Development- Day Program

Session 1May 15th - May 26th 2017                                                                                  

In this unique vocational training opportunity, participants will partake in a daily personal development coaching session with the horses and daily hands on skills workshops. Many of our participants have aspirations of one day working on a ranch- this 2 week intensive program offers them an introductory opportunity to the different jobs that they would be responsible for, while instilling the necessary safety skills to operate safely. Daily coaching sessions will offer the participant an experiential learning opportunity to learning refine skills such as:

  • Goal Setting
  • Working as a Team
  • Emotional Awareness and Control
  • Planning and Problem Solving
  • Creative Thinking
  • Identifying Strengths

H.E.A.R.T. Center programs are customized to meet the unique needs and goals of all of our participants. Working with the horses creates a very special learning environment that reveals each persons unique talents and strengths. Participants will leave this program with a strong understanding of how to apply their individual strengths and the skills they learned into a wide variety or working environments. 

Who: Participants Age 16+

When: Monday - Friday May 15th-26th

Times: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Program Fee: $550.00


Leadership Development: Overnight Program

Summer Session: July 23rd - August 5th

So you've aged out of camp... Now its time to learn the behind the scenes! Our vocational program is an intensive development program designed to prepare an individual for the life skills and vocational skills necessary to be a camp staff. This program takes place at our beautiful overnight camp location in Pinetop, AZ. Just like our day program in the valley, participants will engage in daily coaching sessions along with skills workshops. Even though this program is designed to be intensive in nature- we still make time to enjoy the great outdoors. All participants will have the opportunity to participate in a daily "traditional" camp activity of their choice! Participants will work 1:1 with a job coach in different areas of recreation program management and will gain experience in the following roles:

  • Facility Management
  • Camp Counselor
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Activity Leader
  • Barn Management

Not only do you get to build on your professional development skills, but our vocational students will also be focusing on refining their independent living skills. Students will be required and coached on how to manage their own personal schedules, hygiene and daily responsibilities.

This program is very limited in number of participants to ensure that each student gets a very customized program tailored to fit their goals and needs. No camp experience necessary to apply. We request that all participants complete the program in its two week entirety to ensure exposure into all job roles and development workshops- if accommodations need to be made because only one week of participation is possible, please let us know. Transportation to and from camp will be provided. 

Program Details:

Who: Participants Age 18+

When: Drop Off: Sunday July 23rd 2017 -  Pick Up: August 5th 2017

Program Fee: $2,000.00

Inclusions: All programming, lodging, meals, transportation, leadership and personal development courses, H.E.A.R.T. Center uniform, daily planner and journal.