Paca Peace Ranch is a non-profit organization serving the Wet Mountain Valley area of Colorado. Fifth-grade youth come to the ranch to learn to care for and train alpacas. They visit two at a time, each working with a mentor.
The youth each bond with and train their own personal alpaca, building trusting relationships with their animals and other people. They gain confidence and learn how to build peaceful relationships through this one-year program.
We charge no fees and provide transportation. The ranch is funded by donations and grants, and it is operated by volunteer staff and mentors. Paca Peace Ranch practices non-discrimination in the selection of youth (race, creed, color, socio-economic status, gender, handicap).