Popular Summer “Critter Camp” Sessions Provide Young Animal Lovers a Creative Approach to Learn Responsibility and Kindness

Children ages 9 to 11 learn animal care, crafts and many other activities; registration opens April 1

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Santa Barbara, Calif., March 28, 2016 – Santa Barbara Humane Society presents “Critter Camp” summer day camps for children 9 to 11 years old who love animals and want to learn more about them. One week camp sessions run June 27-July 1, July 11-15, and July 25-19 from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. – noon at the Santa Barbara Humane Society Education Center, 5399 Overpass Rd.

“The Santa Barbara Humane Society is happy to announce this year’s ‘Critter Camp’ program, a unique summer experience to help children express their love of animals,” said Peggy Langle, Santa Barbara Humane Society Executive Director. “Kids can look forward to having animal themes every day to incorporate into activities, crafts, books, and games.”

“Critter Camp” is a unique program that teaches children about companion animal care and the humane treatment of all animals. Activities include lessons on caring for animals, animal-related presentations, crafts, games and much more. A few highlights of camp include “Animal Jeopardy,” learning to clicker train dogs with a local dog trainer, and visiting the cats. Campers can also enjoy daily craft projects to create animal collages and bird feeders.

Registration is $65 for Santa Barbara Humane Society members and $90 for nonmembers. There is space for 10-12 campers in each session. Campers may only attend one session. Registration opens on April 1. To register, call (805) 964-4777 x17 or visit http://www.sbhumanesociety.org/services/humane-education/critter-camp/.

About Santa Barbara Humane Society
The Santa Barbara Humane Society is dedicated to the welfare of animals and strives to provide a safe haven for homeless dogs and cats until we are able to find forever homes for them. Since 1887, the Santa Barbara Humane Society has provided service to the people and animal populations of Santa Barbara County, and is proud to be one of the three oldest agencies in California dedicated to animal welfare. The Santa Barbara Humane Society occupies a five-acre site on Overpass Road, serving the community with a shelter, animal adoption services, a spay and neuter clinic, humane education center, boarding kennels, large animal holding center and corral, and inspection and rescue services. For more information, visit sbhumanesociety.org or call (805) 964-4777. Find Santa Barbara Humane Society on Facebook and Instagram.

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