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Friday, 30 June 2017 07:15

Spots Still Open for Critter Kiddz Camp

Children Discover Cool Animal Stuff During Two Weeks

THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017 – A children’s camp specializing in fun animal-related education still has spots available for the mid-July program.

Parents have the choice to sign up their child (or children) for one or both weeks. The first week is titled Behind the Scenes and runs 9 a.m. to noon starting July 17 through July 21. The second week is called Animal Detectives and runs 9 a.m. to noon July 24 to July 28.

The cost for each week is $100. Parents receive a $25 discount for a second child or by signing up one child for both weeks. A sign-up form and lots of additional information is available by clicking here.

Week 1’s Behind the Scenes theme will educate children about how animal control officers catch stray animals, veterinary medicine, humane treatment and other topics. It’s a great week for children who love animals and may consider working at an animal shelter one day or become a veterinarian.

Week 2’s theme, Animal Detectives, touches on wildlife topics, such as how does one know what critter roamed near the house? What clues do animals leave behind? This week will do a great job capturing the imagination of children interested in the strange and interesting habits in the animal world.

“We love Critter Kiddz Camp because the youngsters signed up for these weeks might one day become the animal advocates of tomorrow,” Animal Services Director Robert Miller said. “At the very least, the children will share stories with their neighborhood friends about humane treatment of all animals. This is wonderful for the child and their friends, and builds an animal-advocacy foundation for our county’s future.”

And just as important, Miller added, “it’s a lot of fun for these youngsters.”

The camp is sponsored and organized by the Animal Solutions Konnection (ASK) Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works closely with Riverside County Animal Services on projects and programs that benefit homeless pets.

The ASK Foundation is currently sponsoring a construction project in the barn area at the San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus. The ASK Foundation paid for new corrals to give the San Jacinto location better capacity for large-scale evacuations or horse-cruelty cases.

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