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Animal encounters available for fall fun

ENCINITAS — Fill your youngsters October break days with some animal fun at Fall Animal Camps or a Creepy Critter tour.The animal camp at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, for youngsters ages 6- to 12-years-old, runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in two separate sessions, Oct. 21 through Oct. 25 and Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. The cost is $200 for the week. To register your young animal lovers, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza St., call (760) 753-6413, or log on to

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Humane Education Department offers Critter Camp tours all October long for youngsters ages 3- to 12-years-old at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. The tours cost $11 per child and include four spooky animal interactions, a trek through the Creepy Critter Campsite and a mini pumpkin to take home. For reservations, call (858) 756-4117, ext. 319 or visit

Rancho Coastal’s camp will highlight how animals adapt to the upcoming winter months. Children will learn about the migration of the Monarch butterfly and how the box turtle hibernates underground for months to survive the winter. Children will have the opportunity to meet local wildlife and some other creepy crawly critters as the center prepares for the upcoming fall. Of course there will be opportunities to meet adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits. Spend a week in October playing games, making crafts and interacting with the animals at Rancho Coastal Humane Society.