Possible activities for Camp Roar
Scavenger Hunt Tour with learning stations
Big Cat Games
Simulated medical procedure on feline
Cat enrichment activity
Simulated rescue of big cats
Art activity, head keeper speech, games, etc.
What to wear:
Weather appropriate clothing (we tour in rain or shine)
What to bring:
Apply bug repellent before arriving at the EFRC
Camera (campers are encouraged to take photos)
What not to bring:
Food (A nutritious lunch and snack will be served)
Electronic games or toys
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 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 eight 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 25th year of teaching.