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Kamp Khai-a-Bongo campers take a walk on the wild side

A very brave Charissa Taylor with one of the snakes.

A very brave Charissa Taylor with one of the snakes.

Campers attending Kamp Khai-a-Bongo’s closing ceremony took a delightful, and in a few instances scary, walk on the wild side.

On Friday, the approximately 40 children who attended the camp, held at the Whitepark Tabernacle over the past six weeks, showed off the art and crafts, using mainly recycled material, they made over that period.

Camp Director Stephanie Mayers told a Barbados TODAY team that the youngsters participated in activities such as aerobics, mini chef, mad hair day, tours of the fish market and District “A” Police Station.

While the children happily ran, jumped, played and sang songs as directed by one of their Aunties, with some occasionally grabbing some food, they paused when the pets arrived.

Iguanas, birds, a snake, turtles and a hamster from Water World Pets held them captive with a few of the braver campers enthusiastically volunteered to hold them.

Shakeira Small described their response to the pets as “good” from the children.

Mayers said she had “a wonderful camp” and noted that for next year’s edition she would like to see water sports implemented for the older campers and for the younger ones, lawn tennis. (CJ)


These little ones enjoy playing with the turtles and hamster.


Posing with the photo frames they made.


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