Critter Camp

Camper_boy with catWhether 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. Each week-long camp runs from 9 am – 3 pm daily, and is infinitely valuable for the young pet-lover.

To register, please submit your completed application with payment. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed via email. Bring a bag lunch, wear a smile, and be ready for fun!

Cost: $350 per child, per session*
Register with a friend or sibling, and you’ll both receive $25 off camp fees!

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2016 Summer Camp

CC Essentials

Ages 9-11, 9 am – 3 pm
June 27-July 1
July 5-8 *4 days only – rate adjusted to $280 per child
July 11-15
July 18-22

It’s raining cats and dogs during CC Essentials, the original Critter Camp experience! Join us 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 adoptable 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, 9 am – 3 pm
July 25-29

Discover the wonderful world of pets during All About Animals, a week-long camp full of games and crafts. Let us 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.