I'm pretty sure my daughter was more excited about "Goat Camp" than she was about going to Disney World. If you don't believe me, take a look for yourself at this video. She had not stopped asking for weeks "how many days until goat camp?"
The camp 100% lived up to her expectations. She had a blast every single day. She came home so excited every day telling me about all the amazing things she did, from taking care of her goat, picking vegetables, crafts and even making butter. She loved her teacher, Ms. Amanda, Mr. Frankie and the teenage helpers that helped out at the camp. Of course her favorite part of camp was her goat, who she named Bee Bee. Each child at camp gets to choose a baby goat to be their goat for the week. They get to name the goat, feed it, and even made a lead themselves out of twine (Kayla said they made rope out of wine. LOL). Then they worked each day on leading the goats around the farm.
Let me tell you, you have not lived until you've seen a group of 5-9 year olds trying to lead baby goats around a farm. I am so glad that the Ladds asked me to photograph the camp for their promotional materials, because children plus baby goats equals photography gold.
After our adventures with the goats and other animals, I followed the campers back to the covered picnic area for craft time. They each worked on a handmade journal of their experiences at camp where the wrote down a few lines about their favorite parts each day. After that, the kids were to experiment making giant bubbles, which was also super fun to photograph.
I spent the morning hanging out with the kids at camp, and then left for a while, but came back in the afternoon for the end of week show and tell and family cookout. The kids put on an adorable show with songs, jokes, and each camper went on stage and told a little about his or her goat. The Farmer Ladd fed us all a delicious dinner of zuchinni (picked at the farm by the campers!), hot dogs and s'mores. It was a perfect end to a perfect week at camp.
The sad part for Kayla was telling Bee Bee goodbye. I just adore the photo below of my oldest daughter hugging and comforting Kayla after she had told Bee Bee goodbye. Kayla is looking at Bee Bee's name tag for the week that she was able to take home as a momento at camp. The good thing is that she can go visit Bee Bee at Lucky Ladd Farms any time she wants. She was already asking to visit him on Saturday.
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