Mon, Jul 31|
Whispering Oaks Alpacas
Camp- Whispering Oaks Alpacas (Ages 9-13)
Camp at Alpaca Farm
Time & Location
Jul 31, 2023, 9:00 AM – Aug 02, 2023, 12:00 PM
Whispering Oaks Alpacas, 21851 Calmor Ave, Prior Lake, MN 55372, USA
About the event
Monday July 31st-Wednesday August 2nd, 9am-12pm
Camp FUN-damentals is a supportive, animal-assisted therapeutic camp for kids of ALL abilities held outdoors on the grounds of Whispering Oaks Alpacas farm in Prior Lake, MN. 21851 Calmor Ave, Prior Lake, MN 55372
Supported by skilled occupational therapist Alycia from FUNdamentals in Nature, campers will participate in nature-based social games, art, movement, snack preparation and sensory play to promote development of social relationships, life skills, self regulation and fine and gross motor skills. (Your child won’t know they are working on these skills, they will just think they are having FUN with new animal and human friends outside in nature!)
This camp is designed to be inclusive for kids that need a boost in their motor, social, and self regulation skills, but is a great camp for all kids wanting to explore nature and animals with new friends in a small group environment.
Campers will learn about the care of alpacas and goats with expertise from Tari from Whispering Oaks Alpaca farm. Campers will have the opportunity to pet the animals and help with feeding, farm chores, and walking the alpacas/goats if desired.
Other camp details: Camp FUNdamentals will be held rain or shine! Campers should come dressed for the weather with layers/extra clothes as needed to participate in all of the multisensory activities nature has to offer. The camp will be held entirely outdoors. Campers will make a snack together during camp or can bring their own personal snack if desired.
Camp is limited to 10 kids, creating a therapeutic small group experience. The adult/child ratio is 1:3, assisted by undergraduate/graduate students in child development fields. PCA’s/parents are able to attend if 1:1 support is needed to safely participate in a group setting.