Humane Education Summer Camps
Workshops are designed around teaching compassion and empathy through the young learner's natural connection to animals. Workshops are for ages 6-12. Groups will be split by age (6-9 and 10-12) for some activities.
July 29th - August 1st
9am - 12pm
Participants may come for one day or all four.
Limited to 25 participants each day.
What to expect at Summer Camps
• Learn dog body language & how dogs “talk”
• Make homemade dog treats
• Learn how animals help people
• Presentation from the Blaine County Sheriff K9 Unit (June 18th)
• Explore Leave No Trace principles
• Learn how animals have adapted to their environments through a special presenation with the ERC
• Arts and Crafts time
• Play and meet with the adoptable cats
• And more!
*Activities vary based on the day
What is Humane Education?
Mountain Humane's humane education program teaches social and emotional skills, and increases compassion and empathy through research-based tools and curriculum. Comprehensive humane education programming, when provided to children and communities consistently over multiple years, has been proven to help with a variety of pressing social and educational issues. It has tremendous potential for long term improvement on the health of our community and all its living things. Not only does humane education improve the treatment of animals by teaching proper care of and safety around pets, but it also improves the human participants’ lives with potential benefits ranging from decreased incidence of depression and anxiety to increased sociability, teamwork, and compassion.
Why Humane Education?
Through our partnerships with schools, other nonprofit organizations, and government (correctional facilities, probation departments, etc.) we offer tailored education programs to participants. Teachers interested in anti-bullying and/or pro-teamwork curriculum can contact Mountain Humane for class visits and other resources. Children of all ages can attend day camps at the animal adoption and humane education center and be immersed in humane education with adoptable dogs and cats! Fostering those animal-human connections and exploring them to create a better world is one of the most exciting programs we offer at the new animal welfare campus.
We host about 1000 students every year on class field trips. With our new specially designed humane education area and a trained humane educator, we intend to maximize youth and student engagement through a variety of opportunities.