CACHE HUMANE SOCIETY

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

 

“It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life.”

--Eleanor Roosevelt

Cache Humane Society welcomes animal lovers of all ages!  If your child loves animals, or is interested in learning more about them, Cache Humane Society’s educational programs are a wonderful way to introduce your child to the elements of responsible pet ownership.

 

We teach the basics of keeping family pets safe and healthy through TAME:

 

Tagging, to increase the likelihood that a lost pet will be reunited with its family;

 

Altering, to reduce pet overpopulation which leads to overcrowded shelters;

 

Maintaining, to make sure pets get appropriate feeding, grooming, and exercise; and

 

Eliminating bad behaviors through training and socialization.

 

School Semester PAWS Academy

 

Under the leadership of our Education Manager, PAWS Academy offers children the opportunity to participate in structured education about companion animals and engage in volunteer activities during the school year. 

 

Junior PAWS Academy is for kids between 6 and 10 years old.  Children learn how to interact safely with animals and develop compassion for members of the animal kingdom.  Activities include grooming animals and pet-related crafts, all while making new friends—both human and animal!

 

Senior PAWS Academy is for kids 11 to 15 years of age.  Children will be introduced to the key principles of animal rescue, basic obedience training, and how to provide essential care for animal companions.  They will also learn about different animal breeds and temperaments, and come to understand the importance of choosing an animal with an energy level that matches that of your family.

 

Fee:                       $25 per semester for either Junior or Senior PAWS Academy.

Structure:               Groups meet for 1 hour after school, once every other week.

                              Group size is limited to 10 participants, so early registration is recommended.

 

Junior Volunteers is a course for 14- and 15-year-olds, and is open to those who have attended PAWS Academy or Off Leash Youth Camp (unless there are special circumstances).  This is a structured volunteer opportunity, in which participants are assigned tasks related to shelter maintenance and animal care.  Volunteers supervised by our education manager with increasing independence permitted.  This is the best bridge to becoming a regular volunteer at age 16.

 

Fee:                       Free, but participants are asked to purchase a Junior Volunteer T-shirt, which is $10

 

Structure:                   Weekly on Wednesday, 4:30-6:00PM

                                Group size is limited to 15 participants.

Brief interviews are required for interested participants.

 

Summer Off-Leash Youth Camps

 

Looking for something different and exciting to do this summer?  Check out Cache Humane Society’s fun and educational Off-Leash Youth Camps!

 

 

General Animal Camp is designed for children 6-10 years old who are interested in learning more about all companion animals.  Participants will be introduced to basic principles of animal rescue, learn how to safely meet new animals, and make crafts such as toys or treats for the animals.

 

Dates:   June 12-14, 2017, noon until 4PM or

                July 10-12, 2017, noon until 4PM

 

Fee:       $80 for each 3-day program, which includes a daily snack.

Attendees need to bring their own lunch all three days.

There are only 10 spaces available for each 3-day session, so register today!

Dog Camp is designed for children 7-12 years old who are interested in learning more about our canine companions.  Participants will tour the shelter and learn about animal rescue, but with a focus on dogs.  Kids will learn how to be introduced to new dogs safely. 

 

Dates:   June 19-21, 2017, noon until 4PM or

                July 17-19, 2017, noon until 4PM or

                August 7-9, 2017 noon until 4PM

 

Fee:       $80 for each 3-day program, which includes a daily snack.

Attendees need to bring their own lunch all three days.

There are only 10 spaces available for each 3-day session, so register early!

Cat Camp is designed for children 7-12 who are interested in learning more about our feline companions.  This camp includes a shelter tour, education about animal rescue including trap/neuter/return philosophy for community (feral) cats, and education about proper care for companion cats.  Participants will have opportunities to interact with shelter cats, including grooming and socializing.  Attendees will also make cat toys that help enrich the cats’ shelter experience.

Dates:   August 1-2, 2017, noon until 4PM.

Fee:       $60 for the 2-day program, which includes a daily snack.

Attendees need to bring their own lunch both days.

Only 10 spaces available, so register early!

 

 

 

 

Overnight Off-Leash Summer Camp

 

Starting Summer 2017, Cache Humane Society will be offering one overnight Off-Leash Summer Camp for individuals 8-12 years old.  Participants will learn about shelter activities and be introduced to the principles of animal welfare.  This will include interaction time with shelter animals, and include crafts such as making dog or cat toys or treats.  Participants will spend the night in the education building on the facility grounds, supervised by the Education Manager and another adult staff member.

 

Date:     June 27, 2017, starting at 5:00PM and ending June 28 at 10:00AM

 

Fee:       $80, which includes a snack

                Attendees should eat dinner before arriving.

                Only 10 spaces are available, so early registration is recommended!

 

Signed parent waivers are required for all educational programs (except tours).

 

To register for any of the Off-Leash Youth Camps click here or contact:

By phone:            (435) 792-3920

Email:                    education@cachehumane.org

In person:            Visit the shelter at 2370 W 200 N in Logan, UT

 

 

Shelter Tours

 

Tours of the facility can be arranged for individuals or groups by appointment, upon request.  Tours can include interaction time with shelter animals, if desired.  There is no fee for a tour, but a donation to the shelter is suggested.

 

Presentations

 

Upon request, a member of the Cache Humane Society staff will come to your school or group to provide an educational talk on the mission of Cache Humane Society and discuss the basic principles of animal rescue.  We also provide education on safe interactions when meeting an animal, and provide information on how to get involved in animal welfare, whatever your age or ability.  If desired, we can bring a shelter pet to your location as part of this opportunity.

 

 

Merit Badges

 

Boy Scouts of America allows scouts to earn merit badges through service to Cache Humane Society.  Eight hours of service is required.  Interested individuals will need to set up an appointment with the Education Manager to arrange for this opportunity.

 

 

Contact us for more information!

 

For more information about any of our educational programs, you may contact the shelter:

By phone:            (435) 792-3920

Email:                    education@cachehumane.org

In person:            Visit the shelter at 2370 W 200 N in Logan, UT.