Spring Break Rescue Camp 2015

In March, we welcomed 16 campers to ARL Main for our Spring Break Rescue Camp! The kids, ranging from 3rd-5th grade, joined us for three days to learn how to love and care for pets of all shapes and sizes!

The campers spent each morning helping out with chores in the barn and learning all about horses, pigs and other barn animals. They played Grooming Tool Bingo, participated in a scavenger hunt and practiced their three horse gaits on the agility course!

Campers help out in the barn.

 

2015-03-18 10.57.00

Campers are introduced to Athena and Kiera.

2015-03-19 09.44.34

A camper tries his hand at grooming Athena.

Photo Mar 17, 10 29 20 AM

A camper meets Rose, a Duroc pig.

In the afternoons, the campers headed inside for presentations and interactive activities to learn about indoor pets like rabbits, cats and dogs. They practiced handling rabbits with Max and Rudy, practiced pet safety and reading dog body language, and made cat toys and beds!

2015-03-19 13.22.23

Campers meet Jade the cat.

2015-03-19 13.50.31

Campers work on decorating homemade beds for cats.

In addition to learning about all these animals, the campers were given a chance to brag about their own pets a little bit, too. Each camper brought in a photo of their pet and, through games of “Two Truths and a Lie,” got to tell their fellow campers all about their best friends!

2015-03-19 12.04.03

A camper shows off a photo of her pet during a game of “Two Truths and a Lie.”

All in all, it was a great week — our campers learned a lot and had a lot of fun, too!

Photo Mar 19, 11 23 11 AM

Our 2015 Spring Break Rescue Campers!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s