Posted on July 22, 2015 - 01:02 PM
by Valerie Littrell
By Cody Mroczka
Posted Jul. 21, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Last week nearly 100 campers got to experience Pirate Week at Wonderland Camp in Rocky Mount, which featured a surprise visit from the University of Missouri mascot, Truman the Tiger.
Wonderland Camp serves individuals with disabilities providing a summer resident camp on the Lake of the Ozarks and operates 12 summer sessions from May to August, as well as weekend camps in the Fall and a family camp.
Pirate Jolly Joe Jung, who owns Jolly Roger's Grub N' Grog Restaurant and Jolly Charters in Rocky Mount, and some of his crew arrived at Wonderland Camp in true pirate style, blasting cannons aboard the Calypso, to celebrate Pirate Week, a press release stated.
During the week, Truman the Tiger stopped by to pay some of his greatest fans a visit and hang out with his friends during Pirate Week.
The campers were offered a real life pirate experience as they visited with Jolly Joe, Captain Scalawag (Tim Williams), Black Heart Bart, and other pirate crew.
Corona, the parrot, stole the show as many campers were excited to hold Corona while talking to the other pirates.
Joe and his wife Christie said they enjoy helping the local community.
"This is a great opportunity for us to do something big close to home," he said.
At Wonderland Camp, campers participate in various different activities including swimming, boating, fishing, arts and crafts, recreation, nature, music, meeting new friends and other fun filled activities for kids of all ages and ability levels.
Wonderland Camp is always looking for volunteers. For information go to www.wonderlandcamp.org.