The Cheyenne Animal Shelter will be offering four "critter camps" for local kids as part of the shelter's humane education effort this summer, according to shelter spokeswoman Lindsey Taylor. She says the four day courses will feature interaction with a variety of animals, including alpacas , dogs that sniff out explosives and drugs for law enforcement, and animals being housed at the animal shelter.

Taylor says the course is aimed at students who have completed grades kindergarten through 5. Taylor says the first critter camp is slated for June 11-15th, with two more scheduled for July and one more in August.