HEART’s humane education programs don’t stop just because the school year ends. For the third year in a row HEART is partnering with the Hunts Point Alliance to offer our Have a HEART camp, a month-long day camp for rising 4th and 5th graders who want to learn about human rights, animal protection and environmental ethics. And have a whole lot of fun.
Starting this Monday the kids will tackle topics like bullying, sweatshops, companion animal homelessness, factory farming, pollution, climate change and so much more. Because it’s summer, the learning gets to be very hands on with field trips to Catskill Animal Sanctuary, the Children’s History Museum, Urban Park Rangers, Animal Haven, Rocking the Boat and Ellis Island.
As with all of HEART’s programs, students go beyond just learning about important issues. They take positive action to help create a more just world for people, animals and the planet.
We’re proud to say this camp is made possible, and offered to students at no cost, thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA.
Check out some of our pictures from the last two years to see just how much fun these new campers are going to have… We can’t wait.