Kids’ camp teaches pet care tips
MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, has launched registration for Camp Whiskers & Wags, a humane education summer camp has been offered to youth in our region. The camp is being held for two one-weeks sessions: August 6-10 for ages seven and eight and August 13-17 for ages nine and ten. Each week is limited to 20 campers.
The camp is designed to foster respect, compassion, and kindness towards all living things. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in the care of our animals and their socialization, learn about important animal welfare topics, and meet a variety of animal care professionals who participate as guest speakers. The camp’s aim is to teach children how to live humanely, responsibly, and safely with animal companions. “If this carries over to the way they interact with others, then we will have more than accomplished our mission for camp,” says Homeward Bound Executive Director Jessica Danyow.
All Camp activities will take place on the shelter grounds at 236 Boardman Street in Middlebury. The program will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm with aftercare available. Camp tuition is $215 per week. A limited number of full scholarships are available to local youth who are interested in attending and have a need for financial assistance. To be considered for a camp scholarship, proof of free/reduced lunch eligibility is required. Camp applications are downloadable from the shelter’s homepage at homewardboundanimals.org or by calling 802-388-1100.
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