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Alta Vida Alpacas

Creating Quality with Purpose

Corley/Noyes Family
9535 E Parker RdParker, CO 80138
303-884-7374
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Friday, May 10, 2013

Alpaca Partners!

Alpaca Partner, Alex and Heso the Herdsire!

Alpaca Partner, Alex and Heso the Herdsire!

So at the core of all this fuzzy goodness is the desire to connect with special needs persons in a unique and real way that helps build community, communicates compassion and supports competence in their everyday lives. How in the Sam Hill are lil ole alpacas gonna accomplish all of that you might ask? Well, we have 2 intentional avenues that we hope will help us pursue these goals. The first is our Alpaca Partners and the second are Alpaca Camps. Alpaca Partners is a one-on-one time where we work on the practical skills necessary to be a self sufficient alpaca rancher, vegetable grower, all around good farm hand and anything else our Alpaca Partner, special needs person would like to work on that they feel will help them to be more successful in their personal and public lives. Alex, our newest Alpaca Partner is excited to learn some fiber arts so he can create unique gifts for his friends and family as well as sell on commission at a local "alpaca only" store. (He has already made contact with one of the owners to negotiate!) One of Alex's goals in life is to live independently and he feels that 2 current challenges to overcome are learning to cook and manage his finances. So we are learning about alpacas, animal husbandry, daily chores, and have added cooking and financial literacy to his one-on-one time. Alpaca Camp is a day camp, small group time that runs for a few weeks where we will focus on one aspect of the alpaca world. We will have a high helper to camper ratio to ensure that each member gets plenty of attention, learns a ton, and has maximum fun! Stay tuned from more details on upcoming Alpaca Camp dates. If you have any questions, comments, or want to know who Sam Hill is, please drop us a line, we love to talk about alpacas, our community and hear how we can serve you.