Registration underway for the Loving Critter Camp at the Hanover Humane Society

Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 3:46 pm

In July 2014, Hanover Humane will once again offer its “Loving Critter Camp” for animal-loving children during summer vacation. Hanover Humane has dedicated this educational program for children in honor of Ms. Diana Lynn Loving, one of Hanover Humane’s patrons. Through eyes of the children enrolled in “Loving Critter Camp,” Ms. Loving’s respect, love, and appreciation for animals will live on.

“Loving Critter Camp” is the place where campers will learn about the animals that share our world from a knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. Rising second through fifth graders will participate in age-appropriate lessons, crafts, and hands-on animal encounters that teach them respect and compassion for animal, and they will also learn how to provide a lifetime of care for animals. During Camp, children will encounter all sorts of creatures, large and small, and will handle a wide variety of friendly pets. They will examine animals, both domestic and exotic, and learn what it takes to care for these animals as pets. The children will have the opportunity to meet professionals in the field such as animal groomers, trainers, etc., and will engage in animal-related activities and learn what it takes to work with these amazing creatures as pets.

“Loving Critter Camp” will be held at Hanover Humane’s facility in Ashland, located four miles north of Virginia Center Commons Mall. Nestled on five acres, Hanover Humane’s facility has a full-service Boarding and Grooming Kennel and a home equipped with a Wellness Clinic, a training facility, a kennel, play yard, and wooded walking trails. Camp activities will be conducted both indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.

“Loving Critter Camp” is a five-day program, offered Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. from July 21 through July 25. There are a limited number of slots still available, and these slots will be filled on a first come/first served basis. For additional information on Hanover Humane’s Loving Critter Camp July Session and to obtain registration materials, please email the Coordinator at

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