It’s hard to believe it is already July! Time sure sneaks up on us and there are 3 weeks left of this seasons Summer Camps. If you are in search of some last minute quality activities for your kids we have the solution! The Humane Society of Ventura County offers a variety of fun, service and learning oriented camp sessions for various age groups.
An array of topics will be covered and each camp includes hands on work with shelter animals as well as information about animals in the wild, both locally and around the world. Make a difference in the lives of homeless and rescued animals while having fun!
Following is more information on upcoming camps:
Jr. Camp #5 July 18th-July 20th 3 Days Mon.-Wed.
(10:00 am - 1:00 pm) Camp for ages 7-9 years.
A 3 day camp that focuses on being safe with dogs and cats at the shelter and learning about all kinds of animals kept as pets. We will talk about animal care and proper ways to play with them. We will make homes, toys or feeders for wild animals around our homes and the shelter, and create posters about keeping animals safe. This is a good introduction camp on learning how to help animals and how to become a responsible pet caretaker.
Camp #6 July 25th-29th Camp for 9-12 years (10:00 am-2:30 pm)
Topic: Rainforest, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle $135
This is a good camp for those interested in preserving the planet for all plants and animals. We will discuss leaving as small of a footprint as possible on Earth and make paper from junk mail. A few animals from around the world will visit. A project for this camp will be making environmental and nature arts and crafts. We will work with cats and dogs as usual at the shelter on behavior, socialization, and obedience training.
Camp #7 Aug. 8th-12th Camp for 9-12 years
(10:00 am-2:30 pm)Topic: Creepy, Crawly, and Cool
If you like the creepy crawlies or are not afraid of things that slither this is the camp for you! This week’s camp will focus on unusual animals that have adaptations to survive in extreme environments. We will work with dogs and cats at the shelter like in our other camps, but a different critter will join us at camp every day that is creepy, crawly or cool. We will also make some projects in likeness of some of the critters.
*To sign up for camp, get a printed registration form and flyer at our shelter or email our Humane Educator Dawn Reily at DawnR@HSVC.org for a digital copy or more information.