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August 2012 - Group Uses Hiking As A Chance For Youth To 'Rescript' Their Lives

During a scouting hike on July 24 Sawako, Chuck Rosen, Stuart and I met a group of people and several llamas at a meadow across from Mount Hardy ...

September 2011 - Llamas Help on Trail

The seven llamas of varying shades of black, brown and cream flicked their ears and munched on grass Saturday outside the Cradle of Forestry's Discovery Center in Pisgah National Forest ...

July 2008 - Llamas Lead the Way

High up on the Blue Ridge Parkway where mountain wilderness stretches for miles and a cool breeze blows even in June, a unique adventure is beginning ...

April 2005 - The Trek to Recovery

Perhaps it was their keen intelligence, or maybe their soothing hum that first attracted George Appenzeller. It could have been their tranquil nature, and the fact that they enhanced the outdoor wilderness experience ...

Nov/Dec 1998 - Llama Therapy

Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have for too long been branded as uncontrollable balls of energy with learning difficutlties ...

May/June 1997 - A Boy and His Llama

What's warm and fuzzy, five feet tall, has big ears and hums when it's happy? Well, it could be your Aunt Matilda, but in this case we're talking about a llama ...

March/April 1997 - Daily Llamas

Dogs may be man's best friend, but llamas are clearly gunning for second place, at least with therapists ...

December 1996 - Llama Trek

There's something therapeutic about pouring out your woes to a dog or a cat who licks or purrs even though the pet can't understand a word of the complaint. Children enrolled in Adventure Challenge, a special hiking program, sometimes share their heartaches with llamas ...

October 1996 - George Appenzeller's Llamas Go to College

Clients and three staff of Windemere Group Home were involved in a unique adventure during the weekend of May 31 through June 2 as they camped out in Pisgah Forest just north of Brevard, NC. ...

September 1996 - Columbia couple to address CH.A.D.D. group

Their youngest son, Matthew was diagnosed as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the first grade. Sarah and George learned everything they could about hyperactivity and attention deficit and did many of the things that were recommended. They will talk about two things they did that no one mentioned to them. They emphasized the strengths that Matthew had and built on those. And they exposed Matthew to as many outdoor activities as they could. ...

August 1996 - Llama trek - Kids hike with four-footed companions in novel USC program

The sure-footed llama can negotiate a winding mountain trail with a saddle bag on its back. And, as Sarah Meadows and her husband have discovered, the animal also can manage at the same time to be a good conversation partner for a troubled child. ...

Winter 1993 - Have You Kissed a Llama Lately? Llamas, Children, and Wilderness

Merlin, the dominant male in the Magik Treks packing string, loves to show off. So, it didn't take a lot of time for his two nine-year-old girlfriends to teach him how to kiss. ...

July 1993 - Experiential Learning Uses Student Knowledge

All of us have experienced didactic learning, the traditional method that all too frequently respects the knowledge of the teacher instead of the student. Contrast this familiar scenario with experiential learning, and it's easy to see why the experiential approach is gaining in popularity among adults who seek training. ...

October 1992 - Llamas, Children, and Wilderness

As Merlin went by the man, he turned his head and planted his lips firmly to those of the man. The poor fellow turned white, Merlin got a twinkle in his eye, the six children giggled and the four adults broke into uproarious laughter as soon as we went around a bend. ...





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