Critter Camp

Camper_boy with catVirtual Edition! Whether you’re curious about cats or dedicated to dogs, we have the camp for you! Join VHS for an online version of our classic hands-on humane adventure. Students learn kindness, compassion, and responsible pet care through a blend of online and offline activities completed at home. Each week-long camp includes two daily sessions (10 am – 12 noon and 1-2 pm), and includes a take-home camp kit with a t-shirt and everything you’ll need to participate.

Some group activities and lessons will be conducted live, via Zoom, while others involve pre-recorded videos, worksheets, and activities for independent work.

Cost: $150 per student per session

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Technical Requirements: Virtual Critter Camp requires a stable Internet connection and a desktop, laptop, or tablet that can receive email and run the Zoom application with little or no difficulty. Access to a printer is recommended.

2020 Summer Camp – Virtual Edition!

Virtual Paw Partners

Ages 6-8
June 15-19, 10 am – 12 noon & 1-2 pm
June 22-26, 10 am – 12 noon & 1-2 pm

Join us for virtual Humane Education activities and games, animal yoga, and critter crafts. Learn the elements of responsible pet guardianship and what it takes to keep a pet happy and healthy. Practice acting safely around pets, including how to greet and play with animals by paying attention to their body language. Build your reading fluency during Paws and Tales, meet a variety of animal ambassadors, and learn from their accompanying guest speakers. Discover what you can do to help our fellow creatures and the environment, while strengthening skills in empathy, compassion, mindfulness and social responsibility. Includes Critter Camp t-shirt and take-home Camp Kit.

Virtual Animal Allies

Ages 9-11
June 29 – July 3, 10 am – 12 noon & 1-2 pm
July 6-10, 10 am – 12 noon & 1-2 pm
July 13-17, 10 am – 12 noon & 1-2 pm

Join us for indoor and outdoor Humane Education activities and games, animal yoga, and critter crafts. Practice acting safely around pets, including how to greet and play with animals by learning how different animals speak with their body language. Build reading fluency and help socialize our animals during Paws and Tales, and learn how to successfully photograph animals. You’ll find many ways to be an animal advocate — whether by helping homeless animals or learning humane training tools! Meet a variety of animal ambassadors and learn from their accompanying guest speakers. Discover what you can do to help our fellow creatures and the environment, while strengthening skills in empathy, compassion, mindfulness and social responsibility. Includes Critter Camp t-shirt and and take-home Camp Kit.

Virtual Humane Heroes

Ages 12-14
July 20-24, 10 am – 12 noon & 1-2 pm
July 27-31, 10 am – 12 noon & 1-2 pm

Explore careers working with animals, learn pet first aid tips, and relax with animal yoga. Review responsible pet guardianship, and what it takes to keep a pet happy and healthy. Practice pet safety, including how to interpret pet communication, interact with animals, and training techniques. Help socialize animals during Paws and Tales reading sessions, and research animal topics to increase your knowledge. Meet a variety of guest speakers who work in animal-related fields as well as their accompanying animal ambassadors. Discover what you can do to help our fellow creatures and the environment while developing your creativity, mindfulness, leadership and critical-thinking skills. Includes Critter Camp t-shirt and and take-home Camp Kit.

Other Camp Programs

Critter Camp Leadership Program

Ages 15-17
Critter Camp Leaders love working with children and animals, and are able to engage the attention of campers while they supervise activities and games.

Leadership opportunities are available for Virtual Critter Camp 2020. Please contact our Humane Education department for more information about the CC Leadership Program.