The Learning Farm's Christmas Break Farm Camp is teaching Anchorage children the basics about animals, as well as giving them a chance to get outside when they're out of school.
Numerous horses are available to ride at the farm where during Christmas break, kids can ride horses, learn about dog sleds, and even make cheese.
The farm in South Anchorage hosts the camp so kids can have something fun, but educational, to do over the holiday break. Deborah Baines, its director, says the lessons learned there can last a lifetime.
“I believe it teaches them compassion, and you know these animals depend on us for all their needs, especially in the wintertime,” Baines said. “We go over wintertime care, what it takes to take care of these animals so they're comfortable in the cold temperatures.”
The farm camp continues Friday and next week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Jan. 2-4).
Contact Kortnie Horazdovsky