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As temperatures start warming up, summer camp registrations start opening

Posted at 4:39 AM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 10:20:34-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - As we get further into the year and temperatures start creeping up on us, it's time to start thinking about summer break and how you'll be keeping your kids busy this year.

While some prefer summer school or simply letting their children take a break from it all, other parents start looking into different summer camps.

Tucson is full of different camps for children, ranging in everything from STEM camps, to choir camps, and even camps centered completely around animals.

One of those many summer camps is the Dog Days in the Summer camp, which is run by the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

The camp focuses on teaching children how to properly interact with pets and animals they may encounter all across Arizona.

Those animals include dogs and cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, snakes and even rats.

"What we're trying to do when we teach the younger generation about humane education is to cultivate the next generation of people who are going to be kind and considerate animal owner as well as really advocates for animals in general," said Vanessa Ford, who works with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

The camp runs in both June and July and hosts children Monday through Thursday.

The Dog Days in the Summer Camp does cost $250, however, parents can get discounts and scholarships for their kids to attend.

A free summer camp festival goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Golf N' Stuff, 6503 E. Tanque Verde.