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