Our 2019 Animal Camps were a huge success this summer! We hosted a total of 68 campers at Heritage Humane Society. This summer we offered four week-long Animal Camps. Two weeks were for rising 1st – 3rd graders and two weeks were for Rising 4th – 6th graders.

Our Animal Camp program is designed to be an enriching animal experience for the young animal lovers in our community. Throughout the week the campers learned first-hand about animals from professionals in the animal welfare field. Throughout the week the campers had a fun and interactive experience. We had some great presentations, speakers, and activities. Below are some highlights.

  • A new and exciting addition to the camp experience this year for the older campers (rising 4th – 6th graders) was a day-long field trip to Fox Wire Farms. While at Fox Wire Farms the campers had a fun and interactive tour where they meet a full array of animals at the farm.
  • Williamsburg VA ROCKS! did rock painting crafts with the campers
  • The campers learned, interacted, and socialized with a variety of adoptable HHS pets. 
  • Adam Claar, the HHS Animal Behavior Manager, did dog training presentations.
  • JCC Animal Control officers discussed their job duties.
  • The campers learned about the progression into our HHS volunteer program starting at age 12 years old.
  • A dog trainer did a dog trick demo for the campers.
  • The campers learned first-hand from the staff and volunteers at HHS about what is involved in caring for the pets in our shelter.

The HHS Animal Camp program is designed to cultivate responsibility, compassion, and awareness in each camper. By the end of the camp week the children leave as humane ambassadors for HHS. To learn more about the Animal Camp program visit heritagehumane.org/camp