Registration open for new Lake Tahoe Humane Society summer camps |

Registration open for new Lake Tahoe Humane Society summer camps

This summer, the Lake Tahoe Humane Society and SPCA will offer three summer camp sessions, two at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center and one in a forest setting. The Recreation Center Nature Camp will take place July 5-9 and August 2-6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each session is limited to 12 participants. The camp fee is $75 and includes all materials. Outdoor Adventure Camp is limited to 10 participants and is scheduled for August 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The camp fee is $150 and includes all materials and transportation.

Nature Campers age 8 to 10 will learn about local wildlife by looking at artifacts and participating in wildlife-related activities. Campers will go on short hikes to the forest and the lake to learn about local ecology. They will participate in sensory activities to help foster appreciation for the Lake Tahoe area. Campers will work on becoming environmental stewards by participating in simple activities, such as bringing a no-waste lunch. In addition, participants will learn how to become responsible pet guardians and practice dog safety skills.

Outdoor Adventure Campers age 10 to 12 will enjoy a week of activities themed around Lake Tahoe animals and the environment. Campers will explore forests, learn about the tiny critters that live in creeks, and look for wildlife. Adventures include hikes in the woods and learning how to be safe and find your way in the wilderness. There will be team projects and nature-related games.

For more information and to register, call camp director Liz Maul at (530) 542-2857.