NAHS Offering “Animals and Us” Day Camps for Kids

May 25, 2016 by Tails Magazine in News with 0 Comments


School is almost out, which means it’s time for camp for many kids. Our friends at Naperville Area Humane Society are offering an array of interesting and interactive camps for your animal-loving little one to enjoy. Check out their list of awesome camps and scroll down to find out how to register:

Little Paws

4-5 Year Olds

*New this year…Little Paws is a 3-Day Mini-Camp (Wednesday-Friday) from 9am-11am that utilizes a unique “foster care” model with plush toy animals where children learn to understand and provide for a pet’s needs. Children also learn bite prevention, cat and dog behavior, spay/neuter importance, proper handling, and of course…animal time! $75 per camper

Weeks of (6/8 – 6/10) & (7/6 – 7/8)

Friends for Life

6-8 Year Olds

Friends for Life is a 5-Day Camp from 9am-12pm that focuses on pet care and learning about responsibility for animals. Lessons include animal communication, pet safety, and tutorials about wildlife. Daily animal time provides the perfect opportunity for campers to practice soft hands while learning safe animal interaction. $125 per camper

Weeks of (6/13-6/17) & (6/20-6/24)    

Animal Neighbors

9-11 Year Olds

Animal Neighbors is a 5-Day Camp from 9am-12pm that incorporates visits from other animal organizations to educate children on the importance of compassion for all kinds of animals. Children will love learning about, and meeting, the different kinds of animals while learning how each organization benefits animals in their own ways. $125 per camper

Weeks of (6/27-7/1), (7/11-7/25), & (7/18-7/22)

Dog’s Day Out

12-14 Year Olds

*New this year…Dog’s Day Out is a 5-Day Camp from 9am-1pm (please bring a lunch) that gives campers a chance to, not only learn about NAHS, but also visit other animal related organizations and observe first-hand how the community cares for and rescues all kinds of creatures big and small. Campers will experience NAHS behind the scenes, learn about animal-related career from guest speakers, and go on field trips that include Kline Creek Farm, Indian Prairie Animal Hospital, and Willowbrook Wildlife Center. $200 per camper

Weeks of (7/25-7/29) & (8/1-8/5)

The registration fee includes materials for crafts, T-shirt and a daily snack; please have campers bring a water bottle (for the 9am-1pm camps please bring a lunch).There is a $25 cancellation fee

Register online at www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org. Questions? Please contact Kristen, the Humane Education Manager, at 630-420-8989 x117 or kfunk@napervilleareahumanesociety.org.

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