Available to children ages 6 to 12 years, the Animals & Us Day Camps teach children about animals while having fun. Subjects range from basic pet care and humane education to animal control, wildlife and potential careers in the animal welfare field. Kids enjoy games, crafts and activities covering a variety of topics. Each camp also gives children the chance to interact with animals at the shelter. Camp is one week long and is offered during the summer.
The registration fee for each session is $125, which includes materials for crafts, a camp t-shirt and a daily snack. There is a $25 cancellation fee. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the summer camp program, we must limit registration to one week per child.
Registration will be accepted at the shelter or online via the website on Monday-March 17 at 9:00am.
Pets & Me, Ages 6 to 7 Years
Camp focuses on pet care and learning about responsibility for animals. Games, crafts and special guests speakers make camp fun and educational. This camp will be 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. There is one session with space for 10 children.
June 16-20, 2014
Pets in My Neighborhood, Ages 8 to 9 Years
Camp focuses on different animal organizations and how they serve animals. Lessons cover the humane society, pet therapy and wildlife. This camp will be 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. There are two sessions, with space for 10 children per session.
June 23-27, 2014
July 7-11, 2014
Animal Careers in My Community, Ages 10 to 12 Years
Camp focuses on different careers that work with animals. Lessons will cover the humane society, wildlife, veterinarians, and animal control. This camp will be 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. There are three sessions, with space for 10 children per session.
July 14-18, 2014
July 28-August 1, 2014
August 4-8, 2014
For more information contact Terri Hancock, humane education manager, at (630) 420-8989 x117 or via email.