Humane Society of Southern Arizona Dog Days in the Desert Summer Camp

Summer camp participants socializing with our invited Pet Visitation and Therapy Dog Valentino
Humane Society of Southern Arizona Companions for Life Center
See the event schedule below for dates and times.
Primary categoryCategory: Summer Camps
Age restricted eventThis event is age restricted. See description for details.

Summer Camp

Spend Your Summer Break With HSSA!

Kids and pets get together at Dog Days in the Desert Summer Camp.

The Dog Days in the Desert Summer Camp will give your child a new perspective on caring for animals, preventing animal cruelty, understanding animal behavior and more. We use a variety of activities that stress an appreciation for our environment and preservation of our natural world, including classroom activities; creative and artistic exercises; hands-on animal care; great games, and character-building lessons.

Campers spend a minimum of 2 hours daily caring for different camp foster animals, which may include ball pythons, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, cats and dogs. Dog Days provides children with in-depth, hands-on education about animal care and the human-animal bond.

The Humane Society’s Dog Days in the Desert Summer Camp are for kids interested in:


Animal welfare

How to improve the lives of animals

Animal care and animal careers

Responsible pet ownership

Wildlife Education

Preserving our planet and natural world

The Dog Days Summer camp is for participants ages 6 to 8 years (Rescue Crew) and 9 to 11 years (Shelter Squad). Camps meet for four consecutive days Monday - Thursday. Activities begin at 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm.

Regular registration: $250

Hand In Paw Kids Club members: $225

Hand In Paw Kids Club membership plus registration for camp: $250

InfoOrganization: Humane Society of Southern Arizona
InfoAges: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
InfoCamp price: 250
InfoCamp hours: Full day
InfoExtended day offered: No
InfoLunch: No
InfoMaximum attendees: 30
InfoThis camp usually fills up: Yes
InfoCamp topics/interests: STEM
InfoRegistration deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017

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