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'Camp Pawsome 2021' to make summer un'fur'gettable

Jessica Yang

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Houston Humane Society

HOUSTON — Just in time for the summer, the Houston Humane Society is opening registrations for Camp Pawsome 2021, where children can play with and learn about adoptable animals in a fun-filled summer camp.

Camp Pawsome is a weekly camp, open from Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for children ages 7 to 13 and teenagers ages 12 and older.

The camp is located at Houston Humane Society Animal Shelter at 14700 Almeda Rd. Sessions will take place both indoors and outdoors.

During Camp Pawsome, the kids will be able to play with adoptable animals, play games and make crafts for the animals, attend interactive show-and-tells from animal experts, observe a live animal surgery in our Wellness Clinic and make tons of friends, furry or otherwise.

Additionally, Camp Pawsome will also have weekly sessions that discuss humane education about animals. Throughout the summer, kids at the camp can learn about "Animal Welfare", one of the topics at the session where they can learn about how to care for pets and how to help animals in need. Another topic that the camp will discuss in the weekly summer session is "Animal Science," where the kids can learn about how animals function and what it is like to be a veterinarian.

The Houston Humane Society is also looking for volunteers to fill the Junior Camp Counselor positions at Camp Pawsome. Teenagers ages 14 or older who love spending time with kids and animals and looking for experience working with children can visit their website to apply.

Due to the current health situation, campers, counselors, staff, volunteers, and visitors will be required to wear masks. Campers and camp counselors will have temperature screening each morning, while campers will maintain social distancing. Hand-washing and sanitizing will take place before and after lunch and snack time and before and after every animal interaction. The camp will also maintain increased sanitation measures.

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