roots and shoots
Thank you for your interest in camp at Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary and our Roots & Shoots
Summer Camp Program. This camp is for children ages 6 to 12.
This exciting summer camp program will be based on Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots
program. Roots & Shoots is a humanitarian and environmental education and youth
empowerment program. The program inspires and prepares young people to become
compassionate conservation leaders who are globally mindful and locally active by guiding them
through youth-led community projects that help people, other animals and the environment.
The philosophy is based on three values: knowledge - compassion - action. Roots & Shoots
projects are youth-led, and tackle local sustainability issues, make a positive difference for
people, other animals and the environment.
Roots and shoots is active in nearly 100 countries, uniting our global family in a movement to
build a better future for people, animals and the environment we all share!
Happy tails will have our own spin on this program. This is an inaugural summer camp program
made possible through a generous donation from the Community Foundations of Kingston &
Area. Because of the nature of the camp, it is recommended to sign up for at least a week at a
Kids will run, jump and play while learning about animals and their environment. This will be an
outdoor experience and children will be able to touch, feel and experience life around animals!
There will be a focus on art and outdoor play, as well as nutrition.
We will have two camp counsellors per 12 children. One counsellor is a certified early childhood
educator, and the other has a degree in nutrition and is an established artist!
Because money should never be a barrier to fun, fresh air and education, this camp is offered at
zero cost to Kingston area families.
Lunch and snacks are included!
We are currently fundraising to build an education centre for future camps, but this year we will have a tent to offer shade and a safe space for kids in inclement weather.
All staff at Happy Tails Farm will have first aid/CPR and will have a clear CPIC.
Our programs are offered directly from grants and community donations as we are a not-for-profit charitable organization. If you would like to make a donation to Happy Tails and our programs, you can do so here!
Space is limited so please sign up early!