Special to Iredell Free News

Rescue Ranch is offering a three-day Winter Break Critter Camp on December 27-20.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, participating students in kindergarten through fifth-grade can take part in hands-on educational experiences with animal interactions.

The Critter Camp theme will focus on animals of past and present and protecting the future of their habitats. The costs is $55 per day or $150 for all three days.

Pre-registration is required as camp will be limited to 25 campers.

Critter Camps are designed to be fun, educational camp experiences for children who love animals. All camps involve daily interaction with animals, games, crafts and STEM activities. Campers will learn how to care for animals, provide enrichment, and to promote humane animal care to others.

Weather depending, campers will explore the Ranch’s walking trails and have access to the 10,000-square-foot inclusive Earnhardt Family playground.

Assisting with each camp session are Rescue Ranch’s over 80 permanent residents and animal ambassadors, including steer, turkey, miniature horses, potbellied pigs, a variety of parrots, guinea pigs, ferrets, rabbits, snakes, lizards, tortoises and more.


Registration ends Tuesday, December 19. For more information on Rescue Ranch’s Winter Break Critter Camp or to register, visit rescueranch.com.

About Rescue Ranch

Rescue Ranch is a nonprofit animal welfare organization founded by Krissie Newman and NASCAR driver Ryan Newman. The 87-acre facility offers school, Scout and camp programs, birthday parties and private tours, which promote humane education through hands-on learning. Rescue Ranch is located in Statesville.