1st & 2nd Graders June 17-21 (9 am-1 pm) $220
3rd & 4th Graders - June 24-28, July 8-12, and July 15-19 (9 am-3 pm) $225 (includes field trip)
5th & 6th Graders - July 29-August 2, August 5-9, and August 12-16 (9 am-3 pm) $230 (includes field trip)
* Please make sure you are registering your child for the grade that they will be attending Fall 2019
* Children can participate for one week of camp only
* Camp dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Humane Education Director
To participate, campers must currently be enrolled in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade to participate.
Each child will receive one (1) Camp T-shirt. Extra shirts are available for $10/each.
Lunch, snack and water bottle must be provided by the parent/guardian.
During a typical day at the week-long H.E.R.O. (Humane Educators Reaching Out) Kids' Summer Camp, children will participate in age-appropriate humane education workshops, presentations, games and more. Workshops will focus on different types of animals each day, many with visitors - two-legged, four-legged, finned and feathered - from other animal welfare groups in Utah. Due to the fact that we are dealing with live animals, campers will get 1-2 hours of animal interaction each day of camp, which includes petting, holding, watering, feeding and cleaning. Our goal is to provide campers with information and experiences that will foster empathy, appreciation and respect for all animals!
For questions, please contact the Humane Education Director, Caitlin Lisle, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-261-2919 ext. 234.
The camp is held at the Humane Society of Utah located at 4242 S 300 W in Murray, Utah.
1st/2nd grade: Main focus is teaching kids about the proper ways to interact with a variety of different companion animals with an emphasis on being kind to animals. We do many animal-related crafts inpainting, drawing, building, and read books that foster empathy for all animals. Campers get to learn about the needs of our companion animals and help build habitats for them.
3rd/4th/5th/6th grade: Main focus for this age group is fostering empathy and compassion for not only companion animals, but also bees, wildlife, plants, and the environment. Campers get to learn about dog and cat behavior. We introduce clicker training and positive reinforcement. Campers get to become official volunteers and help with daily cleaning/feeding our shelter animals. Campers get to learn about enrichment and come up with enrichment activities for our shelter animals by building rat mazes and making a variety of food puzzles for our dogs, cats, and rabbits. Campers get to learn about a variety of animal careers from many presenters which include:
Utah Humane Behavior Team
Social Media Manager
Vet Services (Banfield)
How to manage/save money for a pet (Mountain America Credit Union)
Fundraising for an animal shelter
Campers will also get to learn about reptiles and amphibians with a presentation from Scales and Tales.
Wild Wonders gives a presentation about a variety of animals that are in captivity due to injuries-skunk, ringtail lemur, and skunk to name a few. They also get educated on where these animals come from and what humans can do to help keep animals safe in the wild.
Therapy Animals of Utah are going to visit and teach the value and importance of therapy work with animals.
Campers get to participate in animal yoga to practice self-care/meditate.
Rocky Mountain Rescue dogs are going to visit and talk to kids about the important work that their dogs do and how they train them for search & rescue.
*3rd/4th grade: Bergstrom Farms: They get to learn and interact with alpacas, goats, chickens and sheep.
*5th/6th grade: Ching Farm: a large animal sanctuary where they will learn about why and how farm animals end up homeless and ways they can get involved.
To become a H.E.R.O. Summer Camp Sponsor, please view our opportunities.
H.E.R.O. Camp Sponsorship opportunities are available!
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Interested in volunteering or interning at H.E.R.O. Summer Camp?
We are looking for highly reliable volunteers and interns to help facilitate our H.E.R.O. Summer Camp by acting as Camp Counselors.
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