ALEXANDRIA, VA – For more than a decade, Alexandria children have attended a summer camp hosted by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA). This year, though a different because of the coronavirus pandemic. participants still had the chance to interact with animals and professionals in the animal care field.
For an entire week recently, children from age six to 13 were taught how they can help change an animal’s life for the better.
To make camp happen, AWLA devised ways that camp could be fun while following heal. For example, each participant wore a mask and practiced social distancing. The overall size of the camp was reduced and more time was spent outdoors.
Campers learned about animal welfare, how the AWLA helps animals find homes, and much more. They even spent time with animals up for adoption.