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Youth Programs

Youth Programs

We have Youth Camps during school vacation weeks and over the summer. At present our camps are Live Virtual and registration is currently closed.

Please visit back for updates on scheduled critter camps and registration!

Virtual Critter Camp FAQs

What are the age requirements for Virtual Critter Camp?

Virtual Critter Camp is recommended for students currently enrolled in 4th grade through 7th grade, for the 2020-2021 school year. Youth in grades 1-3 can also participate with the assistance of a parent or older sibling!

How do I register?

Registration for Virtual Critter Camps is Closed at this time

When is Critter Camp?

Virtual Critter Camp 2021 has yet to be determined. Come back and visit for more info!

How many weeks can my child attend?

Families and campers can sign up for more than one week. There will be some repeated material, but we will do our best to make each week unique, with new animals, guests, and subjects.

What will my child do at virtual camp?

We will be using a virtual meeting platform, Zoom, for live camp meet-ups. Depending on the theme of the week, Campers will have the opportunity to virtually meet animals; learn about animal safety, overpopulation, responsible pet care, and more; and help animals get adopted through art, fundraising, service projects, and advocacy! Each day will include animal-inspired crafts, activities, and on-demand guest demonstrations and field trips.

Sample Day

The Morning Pup Warmup
Video presentation on a pet welfare topic such as veterinary health, dog training, kitten care, etc. plus an interactive challenge to take the lesson offline at home, such as a scavenger hunt, an activity sheet, a creative project, or craft. 

Zoom Mutt-ing
We meet each other, meet an animal, or multiple animals and follow up on the challenges.

Afternoon Animal Activity
Based on the animals we meet, there will be an afternoon opportunity to apply the knowledge or help, by either drawing a picture, making a poster, spreading the word, working on a service, or fundraising challenge.

What is the cost of the Camp?

$100 per week ($50 per week for the DIY Camp)

Are scholarships available?

We do have a limited number of partial, need-based scholarships available. To apply, please complete your child and parent information in the online registration forms (DO NOT complete product selection or payment). Then, download this application and submit it by mail (attn: Humane Education Dept.) or by emailing us.

Can I get on the wait list?

If there is no space left in the week of camp you would like to sign up for, you may sign up for the waitlist for that week. No payment will be required at that time. We will contact you if a space becomes available.

What is the cancellation policy?

Camps are subject to cancellation. If a camp is canceled due to low enrollment or an unforeseen problem, campers will have the option to receive a full refund, change to a different week, or donate funds to our education department.

For Live Virtual Camps, a registration fee of $100 ($100) per family is due at the time of registration. A reservation will not be made for your child if full payment is not received together with the registration. There will not be any reduction in fees or discount provided for any absence, delay, or early dismissal of your child. There is a twenty-five percent (25%) non-refundable processing fee. If you cancel your child’s enrollment up to two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled start of attendance in the Camp, you will be entitled to a refund of seventy-five percent (75%) of the registration fee. If you cancel your child’s enrollment less than two (2) weeks and more than one (1) week prior to the scheduled start of attendance in the Camp, you will be entitled to a refund of fifty percent (50%) of the registration fee. There will not be a refund for cancellations made less than (1) week prior to the scheduled start of attendance.

DIY Camps are non-refundable.

Contact our Humane Education Manager for more information:

 (805) 543-9316 x 13

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