Jacksonville Humane Society Introduces Camp Paw Prints

Full-day summer childrens’ camp to replace Camp Kindness

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 16, 2010) – The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is now accepting registrations for its summer kids’ camp, Camp Paw Prints. The full-day program for children ages 7 – 13 will run from mid-June through mid-August.

“We changed the name of our summer children’s program from Camp Kindness to Camp Paw Prints to better describe the mission of the camp,” said Pamela Javins, JHS director of development. “In Camp Paw Prints, kids will learn to care for dogs and cats while enjoying crafts, games and guest speakers.”

Children participating in Camp Paw Prints will be broken into teams at the beginning of camp. JHS will assign each team a dog to teach basic obedience, feed and water, exercise and groom. Each team’s goal is to get their dog adopted. JHS staff will assign a new dog to a team should that group’s dog get adopted during camp. Kids will keep journals of their experiences during the program.

The cost of Camp Paw Prints is $300 per child per week. All campers receive a T-shirt, goodie bag, snacks, drinks and pizza on Fridays. All activities and materials are included in the price of the camp.

Camp dates include:

  • June 14 – 18
  • June 21 – 25
  • June 28 – July 2
  • July 12 – 16
  • July 19 – 23
  • July 26 – 30
  • Aug. 2 – 6
  • Aug. 9 – 13

Campers can download a registration form from JHS’s Web site at www.jaxhumane.org.

Camp Paw Prints is part of JHS’s humane education program. The program promotes the principles of goodwill, kindness, justice and compassion towards all living things while nurturing the bond between people and their pets.

About the Jacksonville Humane Society
The Jacksonville Humane Society, founded in 1885, serves more than 4,000 animals each year. JHS is a non-profit, no-kill center for animal welfare and education that serves as a resource for all companion-animal related issues. The organization is dedicated to finding loving, permanent homes for animals by matching people with the pet that is right for them.

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Media contact:

Michelle Gilliam
Jacksonville Humane Society
904.725.8766 (office)
904.859.8606 (cell)