Humane Rescue Alliance

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Kids Camps

Caring Kids Summer Camps

Each summer the Humane Rescue Alliance offers several week-long Caring Kids Camps. These day camps provide educational experiences allowing campers to become familiar with the day-to-day operations of HRA's shelter and medical center. Camps are designed to familiarize campers with various animal welfare issues and related careers Campers meet dogs, cats, and small animals. They participate in activities that help to promote adoptions, provide enrichment for shelter animals, and explore opportunities to become life-long animal welfare advocates. Caring Kids camps combine learning activities and enrichment projects with limited animal introductions. Most animals that campers meet are HRA alumni, other rescue animals, or working animals.

Camp offerings change from year to year, but all HRA camps include companion animal time and informational sessions that encourage kindness, compassion, and social action.

Session 1: Career Exploration (June 22 - 26)

Grades 7, 8. 9
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | $365
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Session 2: All About Animals (July 6 - 10)

Grades 4, 5, 6
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | $390
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Session 3: Animal Advocates (July 20 - 24)

Grades 6, 7, 8
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | $390
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Session 4: Animals and YOU! (August 3-7)

Grades 5, 6, 7
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | $390
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All Summer Camps are held at 71 Oglethorpe Street NW Washington, DC 20011. For additional information on our Humane Education Program, please contact Debbie Duel at [email protected].


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