Saturday, July 27, 2013

Dylan's Animal Adventure Camp was awesome!

So after many months of planning and preparation, we held the first annual Dylan's Animal Adventure Camp this week and it was a hit with all the campers.

Knowing this was a fundraiser, I wanted it to be better than great - I wanted it to raise lots of money and for Dylan to feel that he had succeeded.

The day before the camp I was a nervous wreck. Had I taken on more than I could handle? Finalizing the details and helping Dylan make note cards of what he was going to talk about filled my morning.

Then it was time to fill the cinch bags with all the goodies we had received from sponsors and from individuals who wanted to help.

I kept telling myself - they are just kids.

Well, thanks to our wonderful sponsors and great campers who loved learning about endangered animals, we not only had an awesome day, we also raised $300 for the leopards at the San Diego Zoo!

I was so busy leading the camp with Dylan that I didn't get a chance to take pictures during the first half of the camp, but thanks to my wonderful friend Tammy Mendoza (from Dez & Tam Photography) I have her pictures to share.


While Tammy was busy taking pictures of the kids making bookmarks, I managed to snap a few pictures of them painting rhinos with my phone.

We had snacks from our sponsors and learned about what can be recycled through TerraCycle, learned how reading labels and not buying products with palm oil can help the orangutans, ate lunch together under a tree and then finished up the day with Rebecca from Remember Wildlife and all her animal friends.

Thanks for making Dylan's Animal Adventure Camp such a wonderful experience!

To see more pictures of the campers and the unique animals that Remember Wildlife brought you can view our Flickr album. 


  1. Congratulations on such a successful first Camp! Looks like everyone had a great time while learning some very important lessons and raising some very important leopard conservation funds. You and Dylan should be very proud of this accomplishment.

    I bet you're already starting to mentally plan for next year.

    1. Thank you Peter ... and Yes, we are already thinking about next year!