This article was featured in WYDaily on 3/3/23.
School may not be out yet, but The Heritage Humane Society already has its sights set on summer. Its annual Animal Camp registration is now open for young pet lovers and animal enthusiasts. New for this year, rising first- through sixth-graders can show off their art skills to design the 2023 Animal Camp t-shirt and a chance to win 50% off on Animal Camp registration.
The Heritage Humane Society enjoys helping children learn about responsible pet care and animal welfare. Animal Camp is an enriching, week-long animal experience, designed to inspire the next generation of animal lovers. This unique opportunity offers a diverse curriculum that cultivates responsibility, compassion, and awareness, delivered over the course of a fun-filled week. In addition, each camper will get a chance to interact with a variety of pets at The Heritage Humane Society.
Animal Camp registration is now open for rising first- through sixth-graders who are ready to experience the different facets of Greater Williamsburg’s largest homeless pet shelter.
Rising first- through third-graders can select either Animal Camp for either the Mon. through Fri. of June 26 – 30 or July 17 – 21. Camp is 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuition is $275 per camp, per week. Each camper will enjoy receiving the 2023 Animal Camp t-shirt, daily snacks, crafts, games, pizza and water party day, pets and pajamas movie day, and of course, up close animal encounters and talks with animal experts.
Rising fourth- through sixth graders can select Animal Camp for either the Mon. through Fri. of July 10 – 14 or July 31 – Aug. 4. Camp is 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tuition is $375 per camper, per week. Each camper will enjoy receiving the 2023 Animal Camp t-shirt, daily snacks, crafts, games, pizza and water party day, pets and pajamas movie day, and of course, up close animal encounters. Animal Camp for this group also includes behind-the-scenes experiences at The Heritage Humane Society and experiences with animal welfare ambassadors.
T-shirt design contest
New this year, The Heritage Humane Society is inviting rising first- through sixth-graders to submit designs for the summer’s Animal Camp t-shirt. One design will be selected for this year’s shirt and the winner will receive 50% off one week of animal camp for this summer.
Guidelines for eligible submissions include:
Contestants must be rising first- through sixth-graders
Designs must include the text “Animal Camp 2023”
Designs should be for one side of the t-shirt only
Designs must use three colors maximum on a white background
If including an illustration of a dog, a cat must be included
If including an illustration of a cat, a dog must be included