Critter Camp

Critter CampWhether you’re curious about cats or dedicated to dogs, we have the camp for you! Join VHS for a hands-on humane adventure teaching kindness, compassion, and responsible pet care. This year camp runs from 9:00am – 3:00pm, each week-long day camp costs $350 per child, per session, and is infinitely valuable for the young pet-lover.

Registration opens March 1st

CC Essentials

Ages 9-11
June 27th – July 1st 9am – 3pm
July 5th – July 8th 9am – 3pm *Adjusted rate due to one less day
July 18th – July 22nd 9am – 3pm

It’s raining cats and dogs during CC Essentials, the original Critter Camp experience! Join VHS for a fun-filled week of learning, games, arts and crafts, and visits with animal experts. Explore responsible pet care, animal communication, and pet safety. Keep company with VHS cats to make their stay a little brighter and help improve their chances of adoption. Decorate your own camp t-shirt and journal to take home! All campers should bring a bag lunch and a snack.

All About Animals*

Ages 7-8
July 25th – July 29th 9am – 3pm

Discover the wonderful world of pets during All About Animals, a week-long camp full of games, and crafts. Let VHS introduce you to the ABC’s of cats and dogs: Animal safety, Body language, and Caring for pets. Learn how to keep yourself safe around cats and dogs, how animals talk with their bodies, and how much love and care a pet requires. Decorate your own camp t-shirt and journal to take home! All campers should bring a bag lunch and a snack. *This session is limited to 15 students, sign up early!

Other Camp Programs

Please contact our Humane Education department for more information about camp, for help enrolling, or if you are a teen interested in becoming a camp counselor.