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A day camp for animal loving children this summer

Young girls pet a dog.  They might enjoy critter camp.
Young girls pet a dog. They might enjoy critter camp.
AP Photo/Nati Harnik

The question every parent dreads each summer is, “I am bored. What can I do for fun?” The SPCA of Texas has an answer for children ages 8-11. The SPCA is holding six one week long day camps for children that have a number of fun activities. Each day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the children will learn the basics of animal care in a fun way.

There will be crafts, activities, tours of the facilities, and guest speakers. Children will get to hear from the rescue and investigations team about what happens when pets are not cared for properly, and how to do their part to treat animals humanely. Games will also help children learn how to care for animals, show them kindness and love, and avoid injury from strange animals.

Registration for these camps began on April 5th and will continue until each camp has the 15 camper limit. The camp is $190 per camper per session. Children must bring a sack lunch each day. The locations of the camp alternate between the Dallas location at the Dealey Animal Care Center and the McKinney location at the Perry Animal Care Center. Camp sessions are:

  • June 7 through June 11 (Dallas)
  • June 14 through June 18 (McKinney)
  • June 28 through July 2 (McKinney)
  • July 5 through July 9 (Dallas)
  • July 19 through July 23 (McKinney)
  • August 2 through August 6 (McKinney)

You can register for these classes at www.spca.org/crittercamp. Register soon, as the classes will fill up fast.

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