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Kids and pets get together at Dog Days in the Desert Summer Camp.
The Dog Days in the Desert Summer Camp will give your child a new perspective on caring for animals, preventing animal cruelty, understanding animal behavior and more. We use a variety of activities that stress an appreciation for our environment and preservation of our natural world, including classroom activities; creative and artistic exercises; hands-on animal care; great games, and character-building lessons.
Campers spend a minimum of 2 hours daily caring for different camp foster animals, which may include ball pythons, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, cats and dogs. Dog Days provides children with in-depth, hands-on education about animal care and the human-animal bond.
The Humane Society’s Dog Days in the Desert Summer Camp are for kids interested in:
Dog Days takes place at the Humane Society’s Companions for Life Center at 3465 E. Kleindale, approximately one block from the shelter. The Center has security fences, air-cooled classroom areas, landscaped grassy yards for animal-related activities and other excellent facilities. Included in the registration cost is an HSSA name badge, prizes, keepsakes, educational information, a free recognition party.
The Dog Days Summer camp is for participants ages 6 to 8 years (Rescue Crew) and 9 to 11 years (Shelter Squad). Camps meet for four consecutive days Monday - Thursday. Activities begin at 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm.
Rescue Crew (Ages 6-8):
Monday through Thursday: June 5 - June 8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Rescue Crew Week 1
Monday through Thursday: June 19 - June 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Rescue Crew Week 2
Monday through Thursday: July 17 - July 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Rescue Crew Week 3
Shelter Squad (Ages 9-11):
Monday through Thursday: June 12 - June 15, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Shelter Squad Week 1
Monday through Thursday: July 10 - July 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Shelter Squad Week 2
Monday through Thursday: July 24 - July 27, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Shelter Squad Week 3
Limited scholarships may be available. Please do not register online if you are interested in a scholarship! Please call (520) 321-3704, ext. 142, for more information.