Registration is Underway for Hanover Humane’s 2017 Loving Critter Camp!


In July 2017, Hanover Humane will once again offer its “Loving Critter Camp” for animal-loving children (rising second through fifth graders) 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 individuals in the field such as animal trainers, animal handlers, etc., and will learn what it takes to work with these amazing creatures as pets.


“Loving Critter Camp” is a five-day program, offered Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm  July 24, 2017 through July 28, 2017.   Camp will be held at Hanover Humane’s facility in Ashland, located four miles north of Virginia Center Commons Mall.  Nestled on 5 acres, Hanover Humane’s facility has a full-service Boarding and Grooming Kennel and a home equipped with a Wellness Clinic,  a kennel,  play yard, and wooded walking trails.  Camp activities will be conducted both indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. 


As outlined earlier, to better meet the needs of our Campers, course materials and activities have been arranged for rising second through fifth graders.    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 2017 Session and to obtain registration materials, please email the Coordinator at

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