Just when you thought camp couldn’t get better, it does thanks to some four legged additions.
Camp Harrison, our North Carolina host camp, has added some interesting additions to their staff this year. For what this personnel lacks in personal hygiene, they more than make up for it with love and character.
You can find them at their office, the beautiful barn and stable that is the heart of the brand new Camp Harrison Dude Ranch.
School Bus, ATV, Truffles, Genesis, Moses, Peppermint Patty, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Rebel, Nutmeg, Chocolate Chip Milkshake (Chip for short), Linus, Shrek, Rusty, Sweet Potato, Jones, Nancy and Momma Eleanor are just some of the animals who will welcome you on your drive into camp. They may also be described as 24 horses, 4 goats, 10ish chickens, 4 donkeys, 1 alpaca and 2 kittens.
Thanks to Denise Hammond and her family, campers and volunteers will be able to enjoy the company of these four legged friends while experiencing a taste of working on a farm.
Even if you have never wanted to put on some chaps and live in the Wild West, the Camp Harrison Dude Ranch experience promises something enjoyable for everyone. Their “human” staff understands that participants come with differing comfort levels and promise to provide a variety of ways to take part of the fun.
Regardless of what role you play while at the ranch, it has been proven that there are many emotional, physical and psychological benefits to being around animals. We see this program as one more opportunity for campers to widen their comfort zones and learn something new.
Can’t wait to hear all the stories from our happy campers as they mosey in from a great time on the ranch!