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Animal summer camps teach kids compassion

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Summer is here and parents are seeking out ways to keep their kids busy. Why not try Animal Summer Camp? If your kids love animals, there is no better way to teach care and compassion for our four-legged friends. This week, we'll look at a few of the most well-known summer camps for kids. In some of the camps, they can even bring along their own pets to have fun in air-conditioned comfort and maybe they’ll both learn a few new tricks (this option varies so be certain to talk to each camp and ask if they allow your pets to come).

Today, we are profiling the Animal Camps at the Arizona Humane Society. These sessions, sponsored by the AHS, focus their curriculum on the pillars of Humane and Character Education. Classes are all centered around a variety of topics that range from providing proper care for pets to general compassion for pets and people, as well as character-building.

Beyond participating in some age-appropriate arts and crafts, Camp Compassion will take kids behind the scenes of caring for animals and will get the opportunity to meet some amazing animals who are up for adoption.

They’ll also have a chance to team up with Adoption Matchmakers to learn how they can help reduce pet homelessness and how to be a part of the ASPCA Rachel Ray $100k Challenge.

There are two camps available: Ages 8-12 and Ages 13-16

Upcoming Camp Dates:

  • June Session I: June 9-12, 1-5:30 p.m
  • June Session II: June 23-26, 1-5:30 p.m
  • July Session I: July 7-10, 1-5:30 p.m.
  • July Session II: July 21-24, 1-5:30 p.m

Registration fees:

  • Single day: 50
  • Single Session: $175
  • Session I and II: $325

Spaces fill quickly, so register now to obtain a place for your child. Learn more about summer programs for pets and children.



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