This past week was certainly an adventure for the kids at Camp Mackle. The campers “journeyed” to Africa where they experienced every aspect of its diverse culture. In celebration of Egypt, the campers engaged in pyramid building and mummy wrapping contests, learned Hieroglyphics, and played a “Crossing the Nile” game. Next, they “traveled” to the Sahara Desert where they made tribal masks, created African wilderness scenes, and played animal Bingo.
Camp Mackle was also fortunate to have two very special guest presentations. Last Wednesday, Richard “The Critterman” Botelho, visited camp where he gave an educational presentation on reptiles and birds. Some of the friends that joined him at the park included a North American alligator, a Bearded Dragon, a tarantula, a scorpion, a tortoise, a dove, a cockatoo, and a Burmese Python. On Friday, the volunteers at Shy Wolf Sanctuary came to camp with a wolf dog named Promise. The campers learned about what it means to take care of animals, and what happens to tamed animals when they are released into the wild.