Humane Education

2014 Summer Camp Registration is now open–please scroll down for more information and registration forms!

The League runs various humane education programs in the community. Call (703) 931-9241 x200 for more information.

We can visit your school, scout troop, church, nursing home or community organization. Topics include preventing pet overpopulation, responsible pet ownership, animal welfare and the League’s role in the community. Presentations are available in English and Spanish! Download the brochure for details:Tour/Lesson Info

Please contact our Director of Community Programs, Jennifer Pickar, to schedule a presentation or shelter tour or to inquire about other humane education opportunities. Call (703) 931-9241 x213 or e-mail: jpickar@awla.org.

In addition to presentations and tours, we also offer a Kids’ Camp each summer in July and birthday “Pawties”, scroll down for more information.  Summer Camp Registration opened on February 3rd, 2014

2014 Summer Camps at AWLA

Please click the link below to open the PDF Summer Camp Registration form for this year. Please send completed registration forms with your payment to the address listed at the bottom of the registration from OR in person during our front office hours: http://www.awla.org/about-us/hours-and-directions/

Camps tend to fill up quickly and are filled on a first come-first served basis.  We do not accept emailed or faxed forms.  Registration for your child is not complete until we have received the registration form, the release of liability AND payment.

Click Here for the Updated 2014Summer Camp Registration Form

Dogs, Cats, & Small Animals Camp (Ages 6-9)  Monday, July 14th-Wednesday, July 16th  8:00 A.M. -NOON or  Monday, July 28th-Wednesday, July 30th  8:00 A.M. –NOON

This camp at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington will teach your children to have empathy and compassion for animals. Children will learn how to be responsible pet owners and make good choices for animal welfare. They will learn all about wildlife in Arlington, the different kinds of companion animals that make good pets, bite prevention and will hear from guest speakers who are area animal professionals.  Children will have a chance to tour the shelter and meet many of our animals that are on view for adoption. Participants need to bring a drink, and a snack.  Space is limited!  Please click the link above for the registration form (it is a PDF file).   Please send completed registration forms with your payment to the address listed at the bottom of the registration from OR in person at that same address.  We do not accept emailed or faxed forms.  Registration for your child is not complete until we have received the registration form, the release of liability AND payment.    Fee: $150 per participant Please note that your child may only be registered for one of these camp sessions (content repeats).  Please note that the hours for Dogs, Cats, & Small Animals Camp (Ages 6-9) have changed slightly  from the previous years and no longer includes a lunch break.

A Week in the Life of the League (Ages 10-13)  

Both of our Week in the Life Camps and waitlists are now full—please mark your calendars to visit our website the 1st Monday in February 2015 for Summer 2015 Camp Information (under services/humane education).

 

Birthday “Pawties” at AWLA

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Birthday “Pawties” are available for kids of all ages.  What better way to celebrate a milestone in a child’s life than by celebrating with the animals at the League?

When Are Pawties Held?

Pawties last approximately two hours and can be booked Wednesday or Thursday evenings, for a two- hour window between 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pawties are usually booked one to two months in advance. We regret that we are only able to offer pawties on days mentioned above.  Pawties are never scheduled during the month of July due to our summer camp activities.  NOTE: Due to an ongoing shelter project in 2014, Pawties will not be scheduled during the months of January-May, 2014.

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Pawty fees are $200 for a maximum of 15 children (including the birthday child). Pawties are presented by a League representative and recommended for children ages 5 through 13 years, are a fun way to introduce your child to the League and the work that we do here and in the community. Older children, adults, and groups are welcome to book pawties too.

Payment must be received two weeks prior to the event. Alcohol is not permitted at our pawties.  There is a $25 cancellation fee. We ask that one adult be present for every five children.  Tipping is not permitted but donations to the Bob Ragan humane education fund or general fund are welcome.

What Does the League Provide at Pawties?

Pawty attendees enjoy a tour of the shelter (provided that pawty attendees are 5 years and older).  Pawty organizers may also opt for animal origami (supplies provided) or cat/dog cupcake decorating activity (parent provides cupcakes and all supplies). Each pawty can also include time for cake and gifts. The League puts up personalized directional signs in the name of the birthday child and provides a small gift for the birthday child.

What Does the Host Bring?

Please remember to bring food, drinks, cake and candles, matches, cups, napkins, plates, utensils and any other items that you will need.   Also, if the group wants to do a game or an activity, please remember all necessary game/activity supplies. Food may be delivered to the shelter (but please note that the pawty room does not have a refrigerator or microwave).

Sometimes the pawty host has the pawty attendees bring donation items for the shelter in addition to or instead of birthday gifts.  The shelter wishlist can be found here: http://www.awla.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Wish-List-Brochure.pdf

How do I book my Pawty?

For more information or to book your pawty, please contact Jennifer at jpickar@awla.org or (703) 931-9241, ext. 213.  Due to the popularity of our pawties, you should have several dates in mind when you are contacting us to schedule your child’s pawty.  Pawties are never scheduled during the month of July due to our summer camp activities.  NOTE: Due to an ongoing shelter project in 2014, Pawties will not be scheduled during the months of January-May, 2014.

For printable pawty information, please click here: Birthday Pawty Info