The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley is hosting its annual “Critter Camp” -– a week-long, interactive, learning experience for students entering the second, third, fourth and fifth grades. The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 23 through July 27.

Through this hands-on camp, children will learn the importance of kindness and compassion toward all living creatures. All activities and lessons reinforce the importance of safety around and kindness to animals, as well as taking care of our environment. Each day, students receive snacks, as well as reinforcement materials and take home crafts.

During Critter Camp, the campers will experience the wonderful world of bugs, marsupials, therapy and service animals, the difference between wild and tame animals, and “make and take” animal art activities all while “camping” in actual tents.

Some of the guest presenters include Wild Wonders; Hooves and Paws Pet Therapy and Crisis Response; Lucky Bunny Rabbit Rescue/San Diego House Rabbit Society; Alice and her chickens, Wonders of Wildlife; agility dogs; UCR Entomology Department (insects); learning to spin yarn from llama fiber; Darlene Douthit/Darlene’s Art Studio; Nester, an Amazon Parrot, singing, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”; San Bernardino Sheriff Department Search and Rescue Teams; San Bernardino City Police Department police dog, Rancho Cucamonga D’Vine Community Women’s Choir, and 11-year-old Genesis Butler will discuss visions for healing the planet.

Campers will also be creating Stars of Hope with the Ontario Reign Hockey staff to send encouragement to people who have experienced a disaster or tragedy or to people to whom we would like to show our appreciation and gratitude. To learn more about Stars of Hope, visit their website at

The fee to attend Critter Camp is $40 per student for the entire week. Limited financial assistance is available. To register you child for Critter Camp visit, call (909) 380-7844, e-mail, or stop by the at 374 W. Orange Show Road, San Bernardino. Please register by Monday, July 16.

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