Hermitage no-kill cat shelter offers youth 'Cat Camp' - Tucson News Now

Hermitage no-kill cat shelter offers youth 'Cat Camp'

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Do you have a child that is just crazy about cats and kittens?  The Hermitage, No-kill cat Shelter is offering its first ever Cat Camp for kids.

Each week-long camp session will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; camps start July 7 and run until August 8.  The sessions are for ages 6 to 8 years old or 9 to 12 years old, so that each session's curriculum can be catered to the specific age group.

According to a recent release from the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter, campers will have a chance to socialize with the adult cats and kittens at the shelter, as well as learn about cat behavior and how to humanely handle the animals.  Campers will also be able to make a special craft during their sessions. 

“We are planning a craft for the little guys [ages 6-8] that we think they’ll especially like: a picture frame," said Ryan Inama, one of the Shelter’s developmental assistants. "We’ll take a photo of the children with their favorite cat, and then they’ll be able to personalize their frame.” Other crafts more appropriate for the older children are also being planned.

To register your child for Cat Camp, please call the Hermitage at 571-7839 or email ryan@hermitagecatshelter.org. The cost per child is $125 and includes activities and snacks.

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