WJZY: Virtual Classroom

Humane Education Director Stacey Foreman shared our first lesson in our virtual classroom today on WJZY's Good Day Charlotte featuring animal habitats with our bunny ambassadors.

Watch her interview (featuring her son Lucas!) here: https://www.fox46charlotte.com/video/667634.

 


WJZY Good Day Charlotte: Critter Camps

It's always a treat visiting our friends at WJZY's Good Day Charlotte. Stella and Mushy enjoyed their time in front of the camera with Jason and Leslie talking Spring Break Critter Camps. Leslie was afraid Mushy might have a "problem" on the air. Watch and see what she was afraid of: https://www.fox46charlotte.com/video/660734 

 


WCNC Charlotte Today: Critter Camps

Animal care coordinator, Leslie Smith, brought Graham Cracker and Jaba on WCNC's Charlotte Today to talk Spring Break and Summer Critter Camps.

                

We also ran into our friend and longtime supporter, Larry Sprinkle. Larry usually loves to visit with our bird animal ambassadors but on this day he was enjoying some cuddles from Graham Cracker!


WBTV QC Morning Show: Spring Break and Summer Critter Camps

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Our director of education, Stacey, debuted our newest animal ambassador, Avery, a New Zealand White rabbit on WBTV's QC Morning Show to talk Critter Camps. She also brought along one of our Leopard Geckos, Stu, who found a warm and cozy spot until he became camera shy!

Check out her entire interview here: https://qclife.wbtv.com/spring-summer-critter-camps-at-rescue-ranch/ .


WGHP-TV: Animal Ambassadors Make Super Bowl Predictions

WGHP FOX 8 News shares Fauna, Smalls, Millie and Pineapple's Super Bowl predictions for the San Francisco 49ers versus the Kansas City Chiefs.. Check it out here: https://bit.ly/2GJH3NL


REGISTRATION OPENS FOR RESCUE RANCH’S SPRING AND SUMMER CRITTER CAMPS

Two Exceptional Children Camp sessions offered

STATESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2020) – Parents of preschoolers to eighth-grade students can now register their children for Rescue Ranch’s 2020 Critter Camps, daily spring and daily/one-week summer camp sessions offering hands-on educational experiences with animal interactions.

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.

In addition, and 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 permanent residents and animal ambassadors that include steer, turkeys, miniature horses, potbellied pigs, a variety of parrots, guinea pigs, snakes, lizards, tortoises and more.

The 2020 Critter Camp schedule is as follows:

Spring Break

For kindergarten through fifth-grade students, the spring break session is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $40 per day or $175 per child, per week, March 9-13. Extended care is available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. for $10 per day.

  • Habitat Explores – Have you ever wondered why you see polar bears in the arctic but not in the desert? Or why you don’t see reptiles playing in the snow? This week campers will learn about different habitats and the animals that live there. Throughout the week campers will play games and complete crafts related to each habitat.

To register for the Spring Break Critter Camp, visit rescueranch.com/programs/camps/.

Summer Camp

For preschool children age four or five, there are two sessions available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Adventure Land – Just like you, animals go on adventures too! Campers will travel through the animal kingdom to learn what life is like for different animals. Each day, children will have animal interactions, games, crafts, and sensory stations. The cost is $100 per child, per four-day session and the dates include June 29-July 2.
  • Animal Olympians – If the animal kingdom hosted its own Olympic games who would be the fastest? Who would be the strongest? Campers will find out these answers and more as they learn about and interact with the Rescue Ranch Animal Ambassadors and participate in their own Olympic games. The cost is $100 per child, per four-day session and the dates include July 13-16.

For children entering kindergarten through fifth grade, there are six themed, weekly sessions available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Adventure Land – Just like you, animals go on adventures too! Campers will travel through the animal kingdom to learn what life is like for different animals. Children will have animal interactions, games, crafts, and sensory stations each day. The cost is $190 per child, per week and the dates include June 8-11 (daily camp offered), June 15-19 and June 22-26.
  • Animal Olympians – If the animal kingdom hosted its own Olympic games who would be the fastest? Who would be the strongest? Campers will find out these answers and more as they learn about and interact with the Rescue Ranch Animal Ambassadors and participate in their own Olympic games each day. The cost is $190 per child, per week and the dates include July 20-24, July 27-31, August 3-7 (daily camp offered).

For students entering sixth through eighth grade, there is one themed weeklong session available July 13-17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $200 per child, per week.

  • Future Veterinarian –Campers will have mock clinics with local veterinarians throughout the week while learning about the diverse facets of veterinary life and the care they provide to our furry friends.

For campers with special needs, entering first through sixth grade, there are two weeklong, half day, sessions available July 6-10 from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 – 4 p.m.

These sessions are open to children with disabilities including but not limited to, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other special needs that require more supervision and a smaller group setting in order to have a successful camp experience. This camp is taught by certified teachers with exceptional children experience who are first aid and CPR certified.

  • Adventure Land – Just like you, animals go on adventures too! Campers will travel through the animal kingdom to learn what life is like for different animals. Children will have animal interactions, games, crafts, and sensory stations each day and time on an on-site, fully accessible playground. The cost is $25 per child, per week. No additional discounts are available this week as the cost has been reduced thanks to donor support.

To register for this session, please contact Stacey Foreman at (704) 768-0909 or at stacey@rescueranch.com.

A 10 percent discount applies for any preschool, elementary or middle school Summer Critter Camp if registered by March 15 or a 5 percent discount if registered by May 1. Also available is a $10 sibling discount when registered together. For some sessions, extended care is available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. for $10 per day.

Registration will remain open as long as space is available. For more information on Rescue Ranch’s Critter Camps or to register, visit rescueranch.com/programs/camps/. Payment plans and partial scholarships are available.

About Rescue Ranch:

Rescue Ranch is a nonprofit animal welfare organization founded by Krissie Newman and her husband, 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, North Carolina - less than an hour from Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Hickory.

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RESCUE RANCH HOSTING MINI WINTER BREAK AND SPRING BREAK CAMPS

STATESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 10, 2019) – Assisting parents and preschool to fifth grade students with fun and education opportunities during school breaks in 2020, Rescue Ranch is offering two mini-break and spring break Critter Camps.

Critter Camps take place at Rescue Ranch, an animal welfare organization located in Statesville, North Carolina, that uses educational programs to promote respect for animals and responsible pet ownership, as well as agricultural, environmental and wildlife conservation.

Critter Camps are designed to be fun, educational camp experiences for children who love animals. All camps involve daily interaction with animals, completing service projects, hearing from guest speakers, and experiencing animal-related activities such as proper care for each type of animal. In addition, and weather depending, campers will explore the Ranch’s walking trails and have access to the 10,000 square foot adaptable Earnhardt Family playground.

Assisting with each camp session are Rescue Ranch’s permanent residents and animal ambassadors that include steer, turkeys, sheep, a herd of Nubian/Tennessee fainting goats, a variety of parrots, rabbits, snakes, lizards, tortoises and more.

Mini-Break Critter Camps will run January 2-3 and April 13-14 from 9-4 p.m. and is $40 per day focusing on animal survival. As weather changes, animals must adapt in order to survive. Some seek shelter in new habitats while others have special adaptations that allow them to thrive in their natural environment. Campers will learn about animal survival through changing seasons as they play games, complete activities, and spend time with the Ranch’s animal ambassadors. Extended care is available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. for $10 per child per day.

From March 9-13, Spring Break Critter Camp runs 9-4 p.m. and is $40 per day focusing on different habitats. This week’s session will explain why you see polar bears in the arctic but not in the desert and why you don’t see reptiles playing in the snow. Campers will learn about different habitats and the animals that live there. Throughout the week campers will play games, complete crafts related to each habitat, and spend time with the Ranch’s animal ambassadors.

For January/April Mini-Break Critter Camps, a $5 per day discount applies if registered for all four days. There is also a $5 discount for the Spring Break Critter Camp if registered for the full week. Extended care is available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. for $10 per day.

Registration will remain open as long as space is available. For more information on Rescue Ranch’s Critter Camps or to register, visit rescueranch.com/camps.

About Rescue Ranch:

Rescue Ranch is a nonprofit animal welfare organization founded by Krissie Newman and her husband, 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, North Carolina - less than an hour from Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Hickory.

 


Fox Sports Jamie Little To Emcee Rescue Ranch 15th Annual “Night In Havana” Dinner And Auction

Celebrate 15 Years of Promoting Humane Education Through Hands-On Learning and Care for Animals

Veteran motor sports reporter for FOX Sports, Jamie Little, is joining NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and Krissie Newman, to emcee their 15th Annual Rescue Ranch Dinner and Auction on December 13 at the Statesville (N.C.) Civic Center. It is the second-straight year that Little is hosting the biggest fundraiser for the non-profit animal welfare organization. 

Jamie Little

Little, a longtime Rescue Ranch supporter, helped the Newman’s unveil their 10,000 square-foot, all-inclusive Earnhardt Family Playground in 2017. According to the NASCAR pit reporter, “I love what Rescue Ranch does and stands for. That is why I am honored to help with any events that help raise money for animals. Rescuing animals in need is something that is extremely close to my heart. I always joke that when I grow up I want to be Krissie (Newman). Her passion and love for animals has been brought to reality and it’s truly inspiring. 

“Another element of Rescue Ranch is the educational aspect for kids and their families. Compassion for animals starts young and it’s the perfect place to teach that.”

Little is currently looking for the right costume to wear to compliment this year’s “A Night in Havana” theme.  On tap for the dinner is a zesty menu featuring Cuban- and caribbean-style favorites, along with a specialty rum cocktail created just for the event by Muddy River Distillery. Plus, guests will be treated to salsa lessons to cha-cha the night away. And for those that love to give back, they can bid on amazing auction items to help raise funds for humane education for children and their families that includes hands-on learning and care for animals.

“We are really looking forward to having Jamie back with us,” said Ryan Newman, co-founder of Rescue Ranch and driver of the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series. “She’s so passionate about our cause and goes the extra mile to raise awareness for Rescue Ranch. We always look forward to her visits when FOX Sports is in town to cover the Charlotte races. She never misses a trip to see our latest projects and of course, see the animals.”

Before making her home in Indianapolis is 2017, Little spent much of her free time volunteering at Nevada’s largest animal rescue shelter, and served as its spokesperson. Her first solo charity project was a 2016 calendar titled “Las Vegas to the Rescue,” featuring Las Vegas celebrities, such as Wayne Newton, Carrot Top, UFC standout Miesha Tate and NASCAR driver Brendan Gaughan, posing with homeless pets from the shelter to promote adoption.

Formed in 2012, Rescue Ranch is a 501(C)(3) non-profit welfare organization founded by Ryan and Krissie Newman. It sits on 87-acres in Statesville, North Carolina and is home to over 80 animal ambassadors. 

The Rescue Ranch Human Education Center opened in October 2013. Throughout the year, Rescue Ranch offers school, Scout, camp programs, birthday parties, and special events. The facility also boasts an impressive 10,000-square-foot inclusive Earnhardt Family Playground along with nature hiking and walking education trails. 

For more information and to purchase tickets to the 15th Annual “A Night in Havana” Dinner and Auction benefiting Rescue Ranch: events@rescueranch.com .

 

Jamie Little steered the wagon during last year's Rescue Ranch Hoedown and looks forward to learning how to tango with our guests ... and ... Ryan.