Campers learned to protect and preserve endangered species like alligators, northern pine snakes and tiger-barred salamanders as they got up-close and even touched some of these creatures.
In their own words, campers explain why these animal encounters were their favorite part of the day:
"Petting the gator, the snake and being sprayed by the water for the salamander (because it was refreshing) and the skin had a unique texture." - Mikhail
"Seeing the baby alligator, Mo." -Scarlett
"I got to see a baby alligator today. His name was Mo. Mo is cute." -Jenna