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If your kiddo’s Paw Patrol or My Little Pony craze was any indication, they’re fast growing up to be animal-obsessed. If you’re ready to get your summer booked with some Safer-at-Home activities, Annenberg PetSpace Kids Camp has an ideal one-week online experience at the ready. Little animal lovers between the ages of 8 and 11 will adore the line-up of daily themes, educational games and activities and, of course, virtual animal encounters. Read on to learn how campers and animals can discover new bonds a little more each day.

 

Monday: Meet the Pets & the Vets

Because Annenberg PetSpace is an animal adoption center, campers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the PetSpace Health Center. They’ll also meet adoptable animals as well as those that get to call this special place home. For any budding veterinarian, there is no greater exposure than seeing this important work up close. (The center’s new Critter Corner will give a special look at some cool small companion animals too!)

Tuesday: Teach Good Behavior

As your household may well know, pet responsibility is making sure your pup is happy, healthy—and well behaved. Whether or not campers have pets at home, they will learn training techniques and make their own training clicker to help teach good behaviors. And a job well done deserves a treat – campers get to virtually prepare healthy snacks for the adoptable pets.

Wednesday: Makeover the Mutts

Next up is the Styling Station and Groom Room to learn about professional pet grooming and the importance of hygiene. Once the adoptable pets are ready for their close-ups, campers will remotely help take their photos. Who knows? Maybe a family out there will see a sweet pup and consider adopting!

Thursday: Learn What It Takes to Keep Pets Healthy

What’s good for pets and people alike? Exercise! Campers will learn about overall wellness for dogs, cats and other critters, too. There’s even an underwater treadmill for innovative treatments like aquatherapy.

Friday: Celebrate with the Whole Pack

After a week of fun, parents and guardians are invited to log on to see how much their campers have learned about the human-animal bond. And how is your pet knowledge? You’ll go head-to-head with your child to test your trivia skills. Finally, take part in an online commencement ceremony to complete the week!

Learn more and register now!

— Jennifer Massoni Pardini

all photos courtesy of Annenberg PetSpace