Summer Camp Program


Be A Champion For Animals This Summer!

Children participating in HSOY's Summer Camp program will spend time learning about animal welfare topics and engage in hand-on activities.

Ages 8-13

The Humane Society of Yuma is excited to announce their first Summer Camp sessions for kids ranging from 8-13 to learn and be engaged in animal welfare, here in Yuma.

The Humane Society of Yuma is launching their first summer camp program that is ran specifically by the organization. The program will run 4 one-week sessions targeted toward different age groups with the goal of accommodating 100+ children. Each participant will receive hands on lessons about animal welfare, while engaging with different agencies and companies. The camp will not only benefit the homeless pets of Yuma, but will also provide summer employment for a local teacher and engage students in our community in a number of animal welfare topics. At $95 per camper ($75 for an additional sibling) for Monday – Friday 12-5pm sessions, children will have an animal enriching experience and a t-shirt.

Many animal shelters across the United States have successful summer youth programs that give children hands-on experience and instruction in animal welfare. With the launch of this program we will continue to expand our educational efforts of our organization and hope to make a lasting impression that will make its results known in the years to come.

We are committed to hiring a local teacher to lead and manage this program, not only for the valued experience, but also to help the school districts in retaining their teachers. In the future, we hope we can truly expand the summer program to include hiring multiple teaching staff and help the school districts even more. The proposed program has exponential potential for our organization and our community at large, and we hope you see the value for the animals, children, and teachers.

Enrollment opens on April 18th and can be done at the shelter or over the phone. A $50 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required to secure your spots. Maximum capacity for each session is 25 children.

Session 1:

FUR FRIENDS

June 12th – 16th
Ages 8-9

Responsible Pet Ownership

Session 2:

Animal Ambassadors

June 19th – 23rd
Ages 9-10

Animal behavior, environment and pet population

 

Session 3:

Animal Explorers/Heroes

June 26th – 30th
Ages 10-11

Exploring veterinary science and animal careers.

Session 4:

What it means to BE HUMANE

July 10th- 14th
Ages 11-13

*Week-long video production project about animal welfare.

 

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Lana Shapiro, Director of Development at 928-782-1621 X 105 or email at lshapiro@hsoyuma.com.

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