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Geauga Humane Society's
Rescue Village
15463 Chillicothe Rd.
Russell Twp., OH 44072
440.338.4819
fax 440.338.4855

 

Rescue Village Summber Camp 2014 is closed.

Please look for your Winter Camp 2014 Application in October!


SUMMER CAMP AT RESCUE VILLAGE!

Rescue Village summer camps for children ages 9-12 are educational, experiential, enjoyable, and exciting!  Campers will meet fascinating guests (both human and non-human) and enrich the lives of shelter animals by:

 

  • making and baking dog treats
  • socializing puppies and/or kittens
  • making cat and dog toys
  • participating in a few shelter chores
  • helping dogs and cats get adopted

For more information, contact Nicole Latosky at 440.338.4819 ext. 20 or education@geaugahumane.org


frequently asked questions

May my child attend more than one week of camp?

Will my child be spending much of the day working with animals?

May my child bring their own animal to camp?

Why don't you expand your summer camp sessions in order to accommodate more children each summer?


May my child attend more than one week of camp?
Over two hundred children would like to attend the camps each summer. Unfortunately, we must limit a camper to attending one week only.
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Will my child be spending much of the day working with animals?
Most of what we do at the camps is aimed at teaching children about animal care and welfare. We strive to give our campers an opportunity to interact with several animals each day. However, we are an animal shelter that cares for all domestic animals that may be sick, injured, and sometimes aggressive. Our ability to have children interact with animals relies entirely on the types of animals who are in residence during the camp session. Our top priorities are to provide our campers with a safe and fun experience and also to prevent our resident animals from any undue stress. Some animals simply cannot handle the attention of 12 or 15 children at a time, and we strive to teach the children to respect the needs of each individual animal. However, when a kid-loving dog or a playful bunch of puppies or kittens comes through the shelter, the camp kids are given opportunities to interact with them. In addition, activities like dog training and animal socializing with guest animal ambassadors are the highlight of the week for many campers.
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May my child bring their own animal to camp?
In the interest of keeping both the children and the animals safe and healthy, we ask that you please leave your pets at home. We will make sure the campers have opportunities to interact with animals that we know are behaviorally appropriate to work with children.
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Why don't you expand your summer camp sessions in order to accommodate more children each summer?
Rescue Village offers one session of camp during Spring Break, one session in early January, and five week-long sessions in the summer. We do not offer camp the week of July 4th. Rescue Village also hosts two weeks of Gathering Place camp for children whose lives have been touched by cancer. In addition, adult volunteer help is needed for every camp session, and it has become very challenging to find willing volunteers. If you are interested, or know of someone who is, please contact the Humane Education Coordinator at 440.338.4819 ext. 20 or email education@geaugahumane.org.
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