Summer Programs

Registration is NOW OPEN for our summer programs. All sessions are IN PERSON and focused on promoting the human-animal bond through interacting with animals and other like-minded participants. Our programs are located at the Animal Centre and off-site. Check out our amazing offerings below, led by our Humane Education Coordinator, Molly Freedman, and her incredible team of volunteers.

Questions about any of our programs? Please email education@gths.ca for more information

THE GTHS EXPERIENCE

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  • All ages welcome
  • 8:30 – 11:30 AM
  • Available Dates:
    • July 5
    • July 9 (8 – 11 AM)
    • July 25
    • August 11
    • August 26
  • MAXIMUM 3 participants per session
  • Located at the Animal Centre, participants will shadow Molly, Humane Education Coordinator, so they can assist her in a variety of shelter animal care tasks including feeding, enrichment, wellness exams and so much more!

Registration fee:  $45 + HST

BEAUTIFUL JOE PARK TOURS & ACTIVITIES

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  • All ages welcome
  • 10 AM – 12 NOON
  • Available Dates:
    • July 16
    • August 7
  • Join the GTHS as we partner with Beautiful Joe Park in Meaford for a tour of the Canadian birthplace of Humane Education and explore the gorgeous outdoor setting!
  • Located at 162 Edwin St, Meaford, ON N4L 1E3
  • Molly Freedman, Humane Education Coordinator, will be leading the tour with the volunteers at the park so kids can learn about the most beloved dog in our history, Beautiful Joe
  • Participants will explore nature, paint rocks, and spend time with other animal lovers so they can learn about compassion and empathy for all living things while having fun outdoor
  • Rain or shine
  • Parents are asked to drop off their kids at 9:45 AM and make sure they have a water bottle, sunscreen, a hat and appropriate clothing and footwear.

Registration fee:  $25 + HST

YOUTH CLUB

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  • IN PERSON
  • 12 – 18 years
  • Mondays, August 8 – October 3
  • Session One: 4:30-6 PM – 12-15 years
  • Session Two: 6:15-7:45 PM – 15-18 years
  • Time spent with live shelter animals with a focus on activities to prepare youth for their future:
    • Multiple opportunities to improve empathy and compassion through positive social interactions and the Human-Animal Bond;
    • Spend time with like-minded individuals;
    • Work on improving social anxiety by learning about ourselves; and,
    • Build compassion and empathy for all living things.

Registration Fee: $80 + HST

STORY TIME AT THE BLUE MOUNTAINS LIBRARY

  • July 8th at 11 AM
  • Join Molly, our Humane Education Coordinator, and her beautiful dog, Sasha, for storytelling and dog cuddles.
  • Please contact the Blue Mountains Library for more information about registration.

 

STORY TIME AT THE MEAFORD LIBRARY

  • July 18th & August 15th at 11 AM
  • Join Molly, our Humane Education Coordinator, and her beautiful dog, Sasha, for storytelling and dog cuddles.
  • Please contact the Meaford Library for more information about registration.