Summer Camp 2023!

Summer camp 2023

Check back next spring for our new line of Summer Camps!

All campers will learn pet care basics, build adaptation skills, discuss resilience, play animal-themed games, learn about the various careers available to animal lovers of all kinds, and enjoy hands-on time interacting with pets within a safe, welcoming, camp setting.

  • 12 Camper Max (min. 6) each session, 1 Adult Educator per session (Ratio 12:1)
  • Each Camp meets for 2 hours per day, 4 days a week Monday through Thursday

Each week of Summer Camp is structured the same, so please only register your child(ren) for one week.

A signed waiver will be needed by the first day of summer camp. T-Shirt size reservations are due by April 10, 2023. Those registering after April 10 will receive a Youth Large shirt.

Complete Waiver & T-Shirt Information

Camp Offerings

All Abilities Animal Friends Camp

Ages 6-12 (will make exceptions for older kids)

Every other Friday, 9:00am - 11:00am. 5 camp dates: 6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11
Campers can attend all 5 sessions or pick and choose to fit your schedule. Content of the camp is new each session.
Registration: Please contact our Humane Education Manager with questions regarding the All Abilities Animal Friends Camp or for more information about registering and camp cost.

This camp is designed for children with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Spots are reserved first for children with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Any remaining spots can be filled by children without developmental or cognitive disabilities. Campers will be provided with an array of activities that will encourage them to get active, express their creativity, and share their emotions. 

  • Campers will practice safely introducing themselves to and interacting with pets
  • Campers will practice understanding and responding to different emotions
  • Campers will have fun socializing, playing games, making crafts, and building friendships with humans and animals alike

Critter Camp: Ages 6 - 8

14 sessions available, beginning June 5. Click here for dates.
Meets: Mon-Thurs, 9:00am - 11:00am
Cost: $200 / session

Campers will learn about the different care needs of popular pets (dogs, cats, small mammals, and reptiles). They’ll practice discerning when it is safe to approach an unfamiliar animal, and how to properly introduce themselves while doing so. They’ll learn a basic understanding of the human animal bond involving how they can improve the lives of animals and how animals can enrich their own lives. 

  • Campers will gain a better understanding of the responsibilities of owning and caring for pets of all kinds (focus on dogs, cats, small mammals, and reptiles)
  • Campers will foster a positive relationship with animals while learning how humans and animals have a mutually beneficial relationship.
  • Campers will enjoy a week of crafts, games, and making new friends

Animal Advocates Camp: Ages 9 - 12

14 sessions available, beginning June 5. Click here for dates.
Meets: Mon-Thurs, 9:00am - 11:00am OR 12:00 - 2:00pm
Cost: $200 / session

Campers will receive an overview of animal welfare and animal care. They’ll learn about the daily operations of facilities like HHS, the different jobs within the animal sheltering field, and what a day in the life of each staff member would look like. Campers will also be introduced to more complex, current animal-related debates such as breed bans, ear cropping, and declawing.

  • Campers will gain a more comprehensive understanding of what it means to be an advocate for animals, and how they can use their skills to enrich the lives of others
  • Campers will learn and complete tasks that an animal shelter employee would complete on a daily basis
  • Campers will enjoy playing games, making crafts, and building friendships

Camp Refund Policy

No refunds will be given for any camp, unless a cancellation is received no later than seven (7) days prior to the summer camp session start date. Any refundable cancellations will be charged a $10 service fee per session.

Contact Form and Waiver