BRUNSWICK — The Coastal Humane Society has announced that it will offer a new summer program for kids. After many seasons of the shelter’s Vet Camp, the humane society will offer week-long summer camps for kids entering grades one-six.

“Animal Camp” will educate children about shelter animals, wildlife, exotic animals, “animal cops” and therapy animals, and will include presentations by professionals in animal-related fields. Campers will have daily interaction with animals.

Other activities will include crafts and games and some time volunteering at the animal shelter, 30 Range Road.

The program is headed by Chris Wolff, director of programs and community relations at Coastal Humane Society.

“The camp is designed to be a fun, educational experience for kids who love animals,” said Wolff. “Vet Camp was incredibly popular, and we wanted to build upon that success. Animal Camp will allow kids to have an in-depth humane education experience, learning about animal behavior, animal sheltering veterinary medicine and more.”

The camp will meet daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for five days (though parents may opt for earlier drop-off and later pick-up.)

The society will also continue to offer Vet for a Day for kids ages 12-18, which provides an opportunity for kids to shadow the shelter’s veterinarian, Dr. Mandie Wehr. Kids will spend time in the clinic, observing surgeries and learning about shelter medicine.

Registration is open for both programs. For more information or to sign up, visit, and click on “Just for Kids,” call Wolff at 449-1366, ext. 5, or email [email protected]

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