For the past 8 years, the science lab animals of Fulton 4-5 Learning Center have spent their summers at Camp Aranzazu. Camp Aranzazu is located in Rockport and is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with chronic illnesses and disabilities. It does this by providing unique camping, environmental studies, and retreat experiences to groups with special needs. Camp Aranzazu serves 42 Texas counties. No other special needs camp of this type exists in South Texas.
This sharing of animals during the summer between FLC and Aranzazu has been a wonderful collaboration between these 2 entities for extending the outdoors into the lives of our local youth and students from many outside places which come here for the special programs. The animals were delivered to this summer camp on Friday, May 26, 2017 by science lab teacher Martha McLeod and 4th graders Cannon Chapman and Hudson King and 5th grader Hayden Hoover.
The first picture shows Aranzazu Program Manager Amanda Praet and Aranzazu Facility Manager Mark White receiving the Red-tailed Boa snake from McLeod, Cannon Chapman, and Hudson King. The second picture shows the boys unloading the Boa (Cannon), Milk Snake (Hayden), and guinea pig (Hudson) into Aranzazu's nature outreach facility.
Amanda Praet first joined Camp Aranzazu as an Activity Leader in 2013. She loved it so much she returned in both 2014 and 2015. In September 2015, she began as a full-time Program Manager.
For those interested in reading about Aranzazu, please check out their link below: