CAMP ROAR 2019
June 26 and July 17 for 8-11 year olds.
registration has closed for June 26th and July 17th
July 24 for 12-15 year olds.
registration has closed for July 24th
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 enjoy learning 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 the morning with the EFRC keepers observing them feeding the cats and cleaning enclosures. Campers will NOT be permitted to participate in feeding or cleaning but will have the opportunity to learn the keepers’ job responsibilities.
POSSIBLE CAMP ROAR ACTIVITIES
- Observe butchering (This will be the campers’ choice. It will not be required.)
- BIG CAT games (Pictionary, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Lion hunt, etc.)
- 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
What to wear:
Weather appropriate clothing (campers spend most of the day outside, rain or shine)
Tennis shoes (no flip-flops)
What to bring:
Apply bug repellent before arriving at the EFRC
Camera (campers are encouraged to take photos)
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
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 thirteen 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.