Camp Roar
          

Registration will begin on March 1.

June 27 and July 11 for 8-11 year olds.

July 18 for 12-15 year olds.

$75 per camper.

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Have your 8-11 and/or 12-15 year old child experience CAMP ROAR at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center.  CAMP ROAR is a one-of-a-kind camp where children can meet Belle the tiger, Kisa the lion, and Rodney the leopard along with all the other resident felines at the EFRC.

The 8-11 year old campers will enjoylearning about our lions, tigers, leopards, pumas, servals and bobcats while taking part in games and educational activities that will include BIG CAT and endangered species facts, a simulated rescue of BIG CATS, rescue stories of our resident felines, and observing the day-to-day running of the center. 

Along with some of the above activities, the 12-15 year old campers will spend time with the EFRC keepers observing them feeding the cats and cleaning enclosures. Campers will be able to ask questions during this time. (Campers will NOT be permitted to participate in feeding or cleaning.) 

POSSIBLE CAMP ROAR ACTIVITIES

  • Observe butchering (This will be the campers’ choice. It will not be required.00)
  • BIG CAT games (Pictionary, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Lion hunt, etc.)
  • An EFRC obstacle course-(Can you rescue a cat, dart a cat, do a medical exam on a cat, feed the cat, clean its enclosure, pick up its poop (it will be fake poop)?)
  • Simulated medical procedure on a stuffed animal feline
  • Create an enrichment activity for a BIG CAT using cardboard, scissors and tape and then observe the cats enjoying the item
  • Simulated rescue of BIG CATS (Campers will play a variety of roles: head keeper, veterinarian, crew member, USDA official)
  • Time to interact with the keepers

 

CAMP DAY

What to wear:
Weather appropriate clothing (campers spend most of the day outside, rain or shine)
Tennis shoes (no flip-flops)
Hat
 
What to bring:
Sack Lunch
Sunscreen
Apply bug repellent before arriving at the EFRC
Camera (campers are encouraged to take photos)
 
Arrival procedures:
Campers need to arrive at the EFRC at 9:45 am.  Bring your child to the building in the EFRC parking lot just east of the EFRC main entrance.  Parents are welcome to remain with their child until 10:00 am to meet the instructor and ask any questions they might have. At 10:00 am parents will need to depart and return at 4:00 pm.  Terre Haute and Bloomington are within driving distance of the center and offer a variety of restaurants and activities for parents.
 
Pick up procedures:
Parents will need to retrieve their child at 4:00 pm at the same location as drop off.
 
EFRC Camp Roar Rules and Regulations
(PLEASE REVIEW THESE RULES WITH YOUR CHILD BEFORE ARRIVING ON CAMP DAY)
  • THERE WILL BE NO PETTING OF CATS
  • CAMPERS WILL NOT HAVE DIRECT INTERACTION WITH CATS
  • CAMPERS ARE REQUIRED TO LISTEN AND FOLLOW ALL DIRECTION FROM CAMP INSTRUCTOR AND ALL EFRC STAFF
  • CAMPERS MUST STAY WITH THE GROUP
  • CAMPERS ARE TO REMAIN THREE FEET FROM ENCLOSURES
  • CAMPERS MUST WALK TO ALL DESTINATIONS: NO RUNNING OR SKIPPING
  • THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO HORSEPLAY ALLOWED!!  NO SHOUTING, WHISTLING OR TRYING TO ATTRACT CATS WITH ANIMAL NOISES
  • CAMPERS MUST RESPECT ALL ADULTS, OTHER CAMPERS, THE ENVIRONMENT AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE CATS
  • ALL CELL PHONES NEED TO BE SILENCED AND STORED.

 

Campers will be supervised by two adults at all times.
 
Camp Instructor: Melanie Bowlin. Melanie has been a volunteer tour guide at the EFRC for over twelve years.  When she made her first visit to the center in December 2006, she fell in love with our mission of rescuing abused, neglected and abandoned exotic felines. 
 
To cancel and receive a complete refund, one must cancel one week before camp day.
Along with our two sessions for 8-11 year old children, the rescue center is proud to announce our first ever Camp Roar for 12-15 year-old children.  Have your 8-11 and/or 12-15 year old child experience CAMP ROAR at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center (EFRC).  Campers will enjoy learning about our lions, tigers, leopards, pumas, servals and bobcats while taking part in educational activities that will include BIG CAT and endangered species facts, a simulated rescue of BIG CATS, rescue stories of our resident felines, and the day-to-day running of the rescue center.  Camp dates for 8-11 year old children are July 6 and 13 and July 20 for 12-15 year-old children.   Registration will open on March 1 and the cost will be $75.00 per child.
 
Possible activities for Camp RoarScavenger Hunt Tour with learning stationsBig Cat GamesSimulated medical procedure on a stuffed animal felineCat enrichment activitySimulated rescue of big catsArt activity, head keeper speech, games, etc.  CAMP DAY What to wearWeather appropriate clothing (we tour in rain or shine)Tennis shoesHat What to briSunscreenApply bug repellent before arriving at the EFRCCamera (campers are encouraged to take phot
 
 
 
               Food (A nutritious lunch and snack will be served)
               Electronic games or toys
 
 
Arrival procedures:
Campers need to arrive at the EFRC at 9:45 am.  Bring your child to the building in the EFRC parking lot just east of the EFRC main entrance.  Parents are welcome to remain with their child until 10:00 am to meet the instructor and ask any questions they might have. At 10:00 am parents will need to depart and return at 4:00 pm.  Terre Haute and Bloomington are within driving distance of the center and offer a variety of restaurants and activities for parents.
 
Pick up procedures:
Parents will need to retrieve their child at 4:00 pm at the same location as drop off.
 
EFRC Camp Roar Rules and Regulations(PLEASE REVIEW THESE RULES WITH YOUR CHILD BEFORE ARRIVING ON CAMP DAY)
 
THERE WILL BE NO PETTING OF CATS
 
CAMPERS WILL NOT HAVE DIRECT INTERACTION WITH CATS
 
CAMPERS ARE REQUIRED TO LISTEN AND FOLLOW ALL DIRECTION FROM CAMP INSTRUCTOR AND ALL EFRC STAFF
 
ALL CAMPERS MUST STAY WITH THE GROUP
 
CAMPERS ARE TO REMAIN THREE FEET FROM ENCLOSURES
 
CAMPERS MUST WALK TO ALL DESTINATIONS: NO RUNNING OR SKIPPING
 
THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO HORSEPLAY ALLOWED!!  NO SHOUTING, WHISTLING OR TRYING TO ATTRACT CATS WITH ANIMAL NOISES
 
CAMPERS MUST RESPECT ALL ADULTS, OTHER CAMPERS, THE ENVIRONMENT AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE CATS
 
ALL CELL PHONES NEED TO BE SILENCED A
Campers will be supervised by two adults at all times
 
 
 
 
 
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JULY 20, 2016
 
   
 
 
JULY 13, 2016 
 
      
       
 
 
JULY 6, 2016
     
  July 20th
 
EFRC Campers are getting ready to play jeopardy and enjoying an enrichment activiy (above).
 
 
 EFRC Campers learned how to rescue a stuffed tiger
 
July 13th 
 
  

 

July 6
 
and provide medical care just like the EFRC staff on a real resc 
   
Camp Instructor: Melanie Bowlin. Melanie has been a volunteer tour guide at the EFRC for over ten years.  When she made her first visit to the center in December 2006, she fell in love with our mission of rescuing abused, neglected and abandoned exotic felines. Melanie has just finished her 26th year of t
To cancel and receive a complete refund, one must cancel one week before camp d 
 
 
 

         

Thank you for your continued support!


2221 E. Ashboro Road, Center Point, IN 47840
(812) 835-1130.
 
EFRC Monthly E-NEWS
Open  10-5   Daily 
$10/adults  $5/children 12 & under
 
Guests are NOT permitted to touch, pet or
interact with EFRC cats