All campers will learn pet care basics, build adaptation skills, discuss resilience, play social-distancing games, learn about the spread, treatment and prevention of cat, dog and human diseases including FVR, Kennel Cough, and COVID-19, and enjoy hands-on time interacting with pets within a safe, welcoming, together-apart camp setting.
Campers will get an introduction to HHS’s mission and history, as well as an overview of animal welfare and animal care. They’ll learn about the different care needs of popular pets (dogs, cats, small mammals, and reptiles). They’ll practice discerning when it is safe to approach an unfamiliar animal, and how to properly introduce themselves while doing so. They’ll learn about emotions, with a focus on understanding and empathizing with emotions displayed by our pets and other animals.
Campers will receive an overview of animal welfare and animal care. They’ll learn about the daily operations of facilities like HHS, as well as the methods we use to protect and raise awareness for homeless pets across the country. They’ll learn basic animal first-aid skills including how to muzzle an animal, clean and bandage injuries, and where to take an injured animal in need of care. They’ll also learn basic veterinary skills by practicing on “injured” stuffed animals with individualized care needs.
Every other Friday, 10:00am - 12:00pm. 5 camp dates: 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6
Campers can attend all 5 sessions or pick and choose to fit your schedule. Content of the camp is new each session.
Registration: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding the All Abilities Animal Friends Camp or for more information about registering and camp cost.
This camp is designed for children with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Due to COVID-19 limitations, spots are reserved first for children with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Any remaining spots can be filled by children without developmental or cognitive disabilities. Campers will be provided with an array of activities that will encourage them to get active, express their creativity, and share their emotions.
Campers who are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to stay home to ensure the safety of other campers, HHS staff, volunteers, and animals. Anyone who has been exposed to someone who is showing symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19 will be asked to stay home. Any camp days missed due to sickness will be refunded. All persons in the camp zone will be required to wear a mask whenever they are within 6 feet of other people. At all times while inside the PRRC, they will be required to wear a mask. This includes bathroom breaks as well as days we must have camp inside due to weather conditions.
Fully Refundable and Prorated Refunds available if camp is cancelled by HHS for any reason, or if camper must withdraw due to camper or camper family illness.