Peace Ridge Sanctuary offers day camp Aug. 19-23

Aug 12, 2019
Courtesy of: Peace Ridge Sanctuary Day camp at Peace Ridge, an animal sanctuary in Brooks, is designed to be educational with fun activities, art projects, games and nature walks.

Brooks — Peace Ridge Sanctuary, a 791-acre animal rescue organization, is offering its first-ever summer day camp, for children aged 8 to 12.

Campers will learn how to help animals, people and our planet by making choices that help us all thrive.

"By making connections with our rescued animals, learning their stories and directly participating in their care," the nonprofit's website reads, "spending time at our beautiful sanctuary and learning about the wild species that also call PRS home, campers will build reverence and respect for animals and the natural world."

The camp is designed to be educational with fun activities, art projects, games and nature walks. Campers will meet the 300 rescued animals at Peace Ridge, learn their stories, and help sanctuary caregivers take care of the animals.

Vegan breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided daily. Campers will participate in an interactive cooking demonstration to help prepare food to enjoy at the sanctuary with plenty of extra samples to take home to their families.

The camp will run Monday-Friday, Aug. 19-23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On the last day there will be a special tour and barbecue for camper families at 3:30 p.m.

Breakfast, lunch, snacks, a Peace Ridge logo T-shirt, vegan cookbook and family tour/barbecue all are included with tuition.

Tuition is $500 and all proceeds go directly to the animal rescue and advocacy programs. There is potential availability for other ages besides 8- to 12-year-olds.

Scholarships are given to local families in Waldo County. For more information or to apply, email melissa@peaceridgesanctuary.org or visit peaceridgesanctuary.org/summer-camp-at-prs/.

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