Oregon Humane Society’s Summer Camp is one of the most popular activities of the year. Young people gather to celebrate their love for animals in a fun, supportive, educational environment.
- Written by Brandie Ahlgren
- Photo courtesy of Oregon Humane
- June 4, 2021
While camp at Oregon Humane Society will look different this year, dozens of virtual activities have been designed to engage young people with interactive sessions and creative projects.
This year, Summer Camp will be packed with exciting new opportunities. Campers will be able to get an up-close look at what work at OHS is like through virtual tours of the shelter, hospital, dog walking path, and an inside look at shelter operations. Sessions also include interactive discussions with OHS trainers on animal behavior and training, including chickens. Campers will be led by OHS staff and be able to work on crafts, make home-made treats and create other items for their pets. There will be special guests, including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Mt. Peak Therapy Llamas, OHSTAR (OHS Technical Animal Rescue Team), police dogs, local authors like Kelsey Kagan, author of Osa, a Curiously Different Dog (pictured above), and many more.
“The stress of the past year has taken a huge toll on young people, and it’s more important than ever that we support them any way we can,” says Jennifer Barta, OHS Associate Director of Volunteer Services and Humane Education. “We planned this year’s camp to be a special experience where young people can celebrate their love for animals while learning all about Oregon Humane Society’s work.
What: Oregon Humane Society’s Virtual Summer Camp
Who: Camp sessions are designed for students (going into) grades 3-5 and 6-12.
When: Four upcoming sessions are available – July 13-15; July 20-22; July 27-29; and Aug 3-5. All sessions are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with breaks, lunch and lots of bonus activities.
Where: Online via Youtube. Instructions on how to join the camp will be sent before the start of the camp session.
Cost: $25 per camp session. “Camp in a Bag” supplies can also be purchased in advance when ordered by June 7. Scholarships are also available. Exclusive Summer Camp merchandise can be found on OHS’s online store.
Young people from outside Oregon and Washington are also invited to sign-up since all sessions will take place online. For more information and to register, please click here.
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Brandie Ahlgren is founder and editor of CityDog Magazine. She, and her team of dog-loving editors, dig up the best places for you to sit, stay and play with your four-legged friends. Brandie, 12-year-old boxer Thya and Mexican foster failure Pancho, reside in West Seattle and can often be found hanging out at Westcrest Dog Park.
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