AAA Youth, Educational and Associate Memberships
A combination of show events, competitions, workshops, and youth camps giving our youth members opportunities to further develop their husbandry and handling skills and knowledge in judging fleece and animal conformation.
Find out more about how youth can get involved in the alpaca industry and the types of membership we have available.
Youth Event Calendar
Alpaca Youth Groups
Youth groups give our young members a space to engage, grow and have fun!
The AAA acknowledges their importance and aims to build these groups in each state
Young Paraders is an alpaca/rural skills building program with workshops, training camps, and show competition events that showcase alpaca activities, designed specifically and exclusively for young people between seven and 22 years of age.
The Young Judges Competition is an event for judging that offers significant personal and professional opportunities as well as the ability to network with and learn from industry leaders.
Australian AlpacaYouth Education Committee
The AAA has established the Alpaca Youth and Education Committee (AYE) to create a structure to administer a program for young people under 25 who are interested in alpacas as a hobby or career. Leading breeders, judges and camelid veterinary experts are contributing to the youth of our industry through mentoring our youth members.
School education resources
The AAA is working to improve and expand its education materials.
For young alpaca enthusiasts with limited experience, young handler events at shows or workshops are a gateway for progression. This is a simpler version of a Young Paraders Stockmanship course. We supply animals, basic training, and a fun experience.
If you have further questions about these events, then please contact your state AYE Representative.