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Grace Spibey, a rising fifth grader, carefully balances an egg on a spoon during the relay race. The team activity helped campers learn leadership and teamwork.

Little ranchers bond through agriculture lessons in Lakewood Ranch

Monday, Jun. 6, 2022 |

Grace Spibey, a rising fifth grader, carefully balances an egg on a spoon during the relay race. The team activity helped campers learn leadership and teamwork.

Madison Carlton, a rising fourth grader, Bryon Simon, a rising sophomore, and Talon Tinl, a rising junior, dash for the finish line. They linked arms to show they were a team.

Monday, Jun. 6, 2022 |

Madison Carlton, a rising fourth grader, Bryon Simon, a rising sophomore, and Talon Tinl, a rising junior, dash for the finish line. They linked arms to show they were a team.

Camp counselor Kaylee Shear, a rising senior, and Gary Wood, a rising sixth grader, celebrate when Wood catches a fish. Courtesy photo.

Monday, Jun. 6, 2022 |

Camp counselor Kaylee Shear, a rising senior, and Gary Wood, a rising sixth grader, celebrate when Wood catches a fish. Courtesy photo.

Morgan Barton, a rising junior, galloped around a post on a pool noodle horse. She laughed as she and her teammates tried to complete the relay.

Monday, Jun. 6, 2022 |

Morgan Barton, a rising junior, galloped around a post on a pool noodle horse. She laughed as she and her teammates tried to complete the relay.

Brock Sampson, a rising fifth grader, and Max Mangus, who just graduated from Lakewood Ranch High, try to waddle while holding balloons between their legs. Mangus says it has been fun getting to know the campers.

Monday, Jun. 6, 2022 |

Brock Sampson, a rising fifth grader, and Max Mangus, who just graduated from Lakewood Ranch High, try to waddle while holding balloons between their legs. Mangus says it has been fun getting to know the campers.

Cody King, a rising senior, Soleil Williams, a rising third grader, Brynn Shear, a rising fifth grader, Brock Sampson, a rising fifth grader, and Max Mangus, a recent high school graduate, link arms as they finish the relay race.

Monday, Jun. 6, 2022 |

Cody King, a rising senior, Soleil Williams, a rising third grader, Brynn Shear, a rising fifth grader, Brock Sampson, a rising fifth grader, and Max Mangus, a recent high school graduate, link arms as they finish the relay race.

Ava Clementi, a rising fourth grade, cheers for Nahla Vlasak, a rising fifth grader, as she tackles the egg carrying portion of the relay race.

Monday, Jun. 6, 2022 |

Ava Clementi, a rising fourth grade, cheers for Nahla Vlasak, a rising fifth grader, as she tackles the egg carrying portion of the relay race.

Ryleigh Fangue, a rising third grader, hops as fast as she can in the feed sack race. Fangue has enjoyed learning about animals and plants and participating in the various activities throughout the week.

Monday, Jun. 6, 2022 |

Ryleigh Fangue, a rising third grader, hops as fast as she can in the feed sack race. Fangue has enjoyed learning about animals and plants and participating in the various activities throughout the week.

Noah Rueping, a rising junior, gallops as fast as he can around the posts.

Monday, Jun. 6, 2022 |

Noah Rueping, a rising junior, gallops as fast as he can around the posts.

Gary Wood, a rising sixth grader, Soleil Williams, a rising third grader and Calder Duff, a rising fifth grader, have the opportunity to hold chickens.

Monday, Jun. 6, 2022 |

Gary Wood, a rising sixth grader, Soleil Williams, a rising third grader and Calder Duff, a rising fifth grader, have the opportunity to hold chickens.

Bailee Sharp, a rising third grader, enjoys participating in Little Ranchers for the second year in a row. Courtesy photo.

Monday, Jun. 6, 2022 |

Bailee Sharp, a rising third grader, enjoys participating in Little Ranchers for the second year in a row. Courtesy photo.

Ava Clementi, a rising fourth grader, gently holds onto a chicken. She learned about chickens, cows and pigs during her time at Little Ranchers. Courtesy photo.

Monday, Jun. 6, 2022 |

Ava Clementi, a rising fourth grader, gently holds onto a chicken. She learned about chickens, cows and pigs during her time at Little Ranchers. Courtesy photo.

Nahla Vlasak, a rising fifth grader, Bryon Simon, a rising sophomore, Kinley Kirker, a rising sixth grader, and Ryleigh Fangue, a rising third grader, use sticks and nets to fish rather than fishing rods. Courtesy photo.

Monday, Jun. 6, 2022 |

Nahla Vlasak, a rising fifth grader, Bryon Simon, a rising sophomore, Kinley Kirker, a rising sixth grader, and Ryleigh Fangue, a rising third grader, use sticks and nets to fish rather than fishing rods. Courtesy photo.

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