Humane Society of Southern AZ offering youth summer camps - Tucson News Now

Humane Society of Southern AZ offering youth summer camps

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is offering Dog Days in the Summer camps for kids. There are six distinct summer camp programs, geared toward three age groups - freshmen ages 6 to 8; juniors ages 9 to 11; seniors  ages 12 to 14. 

Each session is four days long and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday.  The cost is $225 or $200 for HSSA Hand-in-Paw Kids Club members, per session.  A membership for Hand-in-Paw is $25. 

Here is a breakdown of sessions provided:

Freshman Programs (ages 6-8):  

June 2-5, Best Friends Forever - Children will get the chance to learn about responsible pet ownership.

July 7-10, Enrichment Enthusiasts Camp - Children will learn about the importance of proper training, exercise and enrichment for companion animals.

Juniors Programs (ages 9-11):

June 9-12, Animal Advocate Camp - Kids will explore basic animal welfare concepts like spaying and neutering, cruelty prevention and animal body language.

July 14-17, Animal Art Camp - This program will focus on the positive impacts art has on animal welfare. Kids will be creating their own works of art promoting pet adoptions.

Senior Programs (ages 12-14):

June 16-19, Compassionate Careers - Kids will take part in interactive and creative activities covering the opportunities and possibilities of professions working with domestic and wild animals.

July 21-24, Sit! Stay! Spin! Dog Training Camp - Campers will learn about the importance and basics of dog training. Kids will get the hands-on opportunity to work with HSSA shelter dogs waiting to find their forever homes.

The camps will be held at the HSSA's Companions for Life Center (3465 E. Kleindale Rd.)

To register, go online to or contact Inge Koopman-Leyva by phone (520) 321- 3704, ext. 142, or via email at

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