The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Learning life from llamas

Young people gain stewarship and life lessons at camp

"Every once in a while, you have to loosen up and let go," says Karen Mandigo, 10, dispensing bits of wisdom between bites of her peanut butter and jelly sandwich. She learned this from a llama.

Mandigo also learned to care for, feed and train the llama at a summer program begun in 2000 by Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center, an ELCA camp in Oregon, Ill.

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