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. Each week-long day camp costs $250 per child, per session, and is infinitely valuable for the young pet-lover.

Please submit your completed application with payment. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed via email. Camp sessions are limited – Register early!

Cost: $250 per child, per session

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2015 Camp Schedule

CC Essentials

Ages 9-11
June 29-July 3, 10 am – 2 pm – FULL
July 6-10, 10 am – 2 pm
July 13-17, 10 am – 2 pm

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. Take home a camp t-shirt and journal that you created! All campers should bring a bag lunch and a snack.

All About Animals*

Ages 7-8
July 20-24, 10 am – 2 pm

Discover the wonderful world of pets during All About Animals, a week-long camp full of stories, 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. Take home a camp t-shirt! All campers should bring a bag lunch and a snack. *This session is limited to 10 students, sign up early!

Kitty Caretaker

Ages 12-15
June 22-26, 2 – 5 pm
July 27-31, 2 – 5 pm – FULL

Are you cuckoo for cats? Step into the shoes of a VHS Cat Care volunteer for one week as a Kitty Caretaker while feeding and cleaning in Kitty City. Learn cat socializing techniques and make enrichment projects to keep our feline friends happy and healthy. Meet an animal expert, and create your own adoption campaign to help your favorite feline find his or her forever home! Take home a camp t-shirt. All campers should bring a snack.

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.