In June, SICSA kicked off another summer of fun with our Humane Education Summer Camps! Over the course of six weeks, more than 130 children will visit our facility to learn about topics like veterinary care, animal behavior, and so much more. Thus far this summer, children ages 7 to 14 have attended our Veterinary Adventure Camps. Here, they have learned how to preform medical exams, made nutritious enrichment snacks for SICSA’s dogs, practiced suturing through crafts, decorated animal cell cookies, and had a great time with some furry and scaly friends.
As we head into July, we will welcome campers for our Humane Hero and Awesome Animals camps. The Humane Hero camp will focus on teaching campers about animal shelters and animal welfare as a whole. Our Awesome Animals camps will cover a range of animals, starting with dogs and cats right here at SICSA. We know these campers will have a great time and come away from the experience with an increased love and respect for animals.
Thanks to the David Irwin Brown Humane Education Fund, we have been able to offer a number of scholarships to campers in need, allowing them to attend at low or no cost to their parents and guardians. The fund will also allow us to continue our educational efforts offsite later in the summer as we host two, hour-long mini camps at the Fairborn Library. More information about offsite educational opportunities will be available in the coming weeks on our Outreach and Education page here. You can also learn more about the David Irwin Brown Humane Education Fund here.
If you would like to request a mini camp, class, presentation, or field trip with SICSA’s Humane Education program, please contact our Outreach and Education Manager, Kaitlin Becraft, at firstname.lastname@example.org.