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What makes our camps special?

At CAP Kids Camps we learn a lot about our furry guests, what they eat, how they live, and the challenges they face.  We discover what makes each animal special and why it matters how we treat them. Kids are empowered to find out how they can help companion pets and wildlife and are encouraged to critically think about their role in caring, protecting, and respecting all creatures, great and small. 

 

Our camps are solid humane education programs that incorporate science, technology, and art. Games, crafts, and hands-on animal interactions make each day fun and help children to develop a positive and respectful attitude towards all living beings. Camps are kept small so that each child gets quality time with the various animal guests. We typically interact with our animal guests for about half of our 4 hour daily schedule.  

 

This is a half-day camp and a great option for children yearning to learn about animals and wanting to help our shelter pets.

 

 

Check back for dates about upcoming Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer Camps.  

 

All camps are 8:00am – 12:00 Noon at the CAP Animal Shelter .   

 

Fur-Ever Friends:     For kids ages 6 - 10 years of age, 

This day camp is a service day camp where kids will be given the opportunity to help our furry friends.  The day will include animal interactions, crafts that inspire and teach, and service learning such as baking treats for our many animal guests that are both tasty and nutrionally sound.  

Humane Heroes:     For kids ages 10 - 14 years of age, 

Kids will be given opportunities to volunteer in the CAP Animal Shelter.  We will walk selected canine companions, make and serve lunch for some of our hungry guests, and even get a chance to play a bit while completing typical volunteer tasks as a group with supervision.  

Animal Adventures:     For kids ages 6 - 8 years of age,           

This camp is a general introduction to companion animals, perfect for kids who want to get some experience with our most common pets.  Campers will learn about the needs of our pets, everyday pet care, pet body language, dog bite prevention and kindness for all living creatures.  We will focus on how to care for and communicate with the many pets that are part of our very own families. 

Junior Vets:                  For kids ages 9 - 11 years of age,        

Do you have what it takes to become a veterinarian?  Learn practical tips for pet interactions.  Explore the many challenges our pets face.  Investigate mysterious pet behaviors.  And hunt for patient zero.  Games and crafts will explore common veterinary services and the prevention and treatment of common ailments that affect our animals and humans.

Pet Sitting 101:         For kids ages 12 - 14 years of age,           

So your neighbor asks you to care for their pet cat while they are on vacation.  Are you up to the task?  Kids will assess their skills while considering the needs of the most common companion animals.  We will cover types of pets, daily pet care duties, body language, safe animal handling, common pet emergencies and the role of a pet sitter. Kids will get practical experience walking dogs, feeding animals and waste disposal.  Special focus will be given to the actions kids can take to keep pets and kids safe when caring for our furry friends.

 

To register your child print, complete our Camp registration form, and submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Questions? Anyone interested in CAP Kids & Kritters Summer Camp should also read our online Camp FAQs page.

 

                                                                                           

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