Snow Melter at the Shelter Winter Camp!
December 28th-29th 2013
10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M
Due: At time of registration
Limit: 12 Campers
Children ages 9-11 are invited to attend this two-day, hands-on winter camp to help enrich the lives of our shelter animals by making toys, treats, and other useful shelter items. Campers will discover the adaptations animals make in the winter months and will also be making feeders for the birds that live near the shelter and in the woods behind the barn– so warm clothes and boots are a must!
Lunch will be provided – peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and pretzels. Children are invited to bring other yummies and a drink, and whatever they would like to eat!
Click here for a camp application
For more information, contact Nicole Latosky at 440-338-4819 ext. 20
or via e-mail
SUMMER CAMP AT RESCUE VILLAGE!
Rescue Village summer camps for children ages 9-12 are educational, experiential, enjoyable, and exciting! Campers will meet fascinating guests (both human and non-human) and enrich the lives of shelter animals by:
- making and baking dog treats
- socializing puppies and/or kittens
- making cat and dog toys
- participating in a few shelter chores
- helping dogs and cats get adopted
Rescue Village summer camps are currently closed. Please look for next year's registration starting January 2014!
For more information, contact Nicole Latosky at 440.338.4819 ext. 20 or email@example.com
May my child attend more
than one week of camp?
Will my child be spending
much of the day working with animals?
May my child bring
their own animal to camp?
Why don't you expand
your summer camp sessions in order to accommodate more children
my child attend more than one week of camp?
Over two hundred children would like to attend the camps each
summer. Unfortunately, we must limit a camper to attending
one week only.
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my child be spending much of the day working with animals?
Most of what we do at the camps is aimed at teaching children
about animal care and welfare. We strive to give our campers
an opportunity to interact with several animals each day. However,
we are an animal shelter that cares for all domestic animals
that may be sick, injured, and sometimes aggressive. Our ability
to have children interact with animals relies entirely on the
types of animals who are in residence during the camp session. Our
top priorities are to provide our campers with a safe and fun
experience and also to prevent our resident animals from any
undue stress. Some animals simply cannot handle the
attention of 12 or 15 children at a time, and we strive to
teach the children to respect the needs of each individual
animal. However, when a kid-loving dog or a playful bunch of
puppies or kittens comes through the shelter, the camp kids
are given opportunities to interact with them. In addition,
activities like dog training and animal socializing with guest
animal ambassadors are the highlight of the week for many campers.
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my child bring their own animal to camp?
In the interest of keeping both the children and the animals
safe and healthy, we ask that you please leave your pets at
home. We will make sure the campers have opportunities to interact
with animals that we know are behaviorally appropriate to work
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don't you expand your summer camp sessions in order to
accommodate more children each summer?
Rescue Village offers one session of camp during Spring Break,
one session in early January, and five week-long sessions in
the summer. We do not offer camp the week of July 4th. Rescue
Village also hosts two weeks of Gathering Place camp for children
whose lives have been touched by cancer. In addition, adult
volunteer help is needed for every camp session, and it has
become very challenging to find willing volunteers. If you
are interested, or know of someone who is, please contact the
Humane Education Coordinator at 440.338.4819 ext. 20 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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