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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Unique Summer Camp Experience with Animal-Assisted Activities

Children throughout the Lehigh Valley can have summer experience they won’t soon forget at The Gress Mountain Ranch’s (TGMR) annual Ranch Camp. Weekly Camps are offered on June 18-22; July 9-13; or July 30-August 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. This enriching program accepts children in second through 12th grades enjoying activities such as pony rides, donkey cart rides, alpaca fleece felting and yoga. They also learn proper care and feeding of various large, small, and exotic animals through hands-on participation while receiving specific information about each species.

The Gress Mountain Ranch is a non-profit animal sanctuary for large, small, and exotic animals dedicated to the mutual well-being of humans and animals by inter-twining their lives through nurturing, learning, fun, respect, healing, and celebration of life. Cost is $200 per week per child and includes all materials and activities. “Ranch Camp combines learning and fun,” said Kathryn Gress, founder and president of TGMR. “The children absorb the importance of kindness and experience the joy of a partnership with animals in an enjoyable and educational way.”

Location: 3264 Highland Road, Orefield. For more information or to sponsor a child’s attendance, contact Kathryn at [email protected] or 610-398-2122.

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