Critter Camp is an interactive way for kids to learn about animals and have lots of fun at the same time!  Activities include games, tours and crafts focused on basic animal care and safety, pet training, the bond shared between people and companion animals, the importance of veterinary care and ways to address the problem of pet homelessness and overpopulation in our community. The Critter Camp curriculum is available for Spring, Summer, Winter and Single Day sessions.

CAMPERS ENJOY:

  • Cool lessons that teach kids how to be safe around animals, pet responsibility and empathy toward animals
  • Touring our Veterinary Clinic (time permitting)
  • Socializing dogs and kittens
  • Helping the animals by doing a shelter job

Early registration is encouraged as spaces fill quickly. See camp schedules below or for more information, please contact Shanna Ireland, Humane Education Supervisor at 220-8709 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All proceeds from Critter Camp benefit animal welfare and education programs at the Kansas Humane Society.

 

“My favorite thing in Critter Camp is getting time to spend with the dogs. Also, I liked the surgery. It was great to see how you take care of the animals by spaying or neutering.” ~Jenny, age 12

"Critter Camp is a fun, educational way to interact and learn about animals. As you go through the day, you do fun things. My favorite part is meeting and walking the dogs." ~Mia, age 9

“I liked spending time with the animals. And learning what to do when a dog comes near. I will love to come again!” 
~Ashley, age 10

Summer Critter Camp

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Critter Camp Enrollment Fee is $125 per week for half-day sessions, includes a Critter Camp T-Shirt.

Scholarships are available! For questions or information about applying for the scholarship, contact Shanna Ireland Youth Educator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (316) 220-8709.

 

 

2018 Summer Dates

June 4-8   (Afternoon session is sold out)

June 18-22

June 25-29

July 9-13

July 16-20

July 30-August 3 (10-12 year olds ONLY)

August 7-10:  This camp is Tuesday-Friday--NO Monday camp (10-12 year olds ONLY)

 

Activities include:

  • hands-on animal interactions
  • creating pet enrichment items
  • performing volunteer jobs
  • interacting with guest speakers

CAMPERS ENJOY:

  • Learning about animal safety
  • Socializing dogs, kittens and small animals
  • Making and delivering treats and toys to shelter animals
  • Helping the animals by doing a shelter job
  • Creating animal-themed art projects 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Open to children grades K - 5 for the first 5 weeks, and then children ages 10-12 for the last 2 weeks. Enrollment must be on file with the Kansas Humane Society prior to your child’s camp attendance. No child may attend without current forms and payment made.
  • Pre-registration is required to attend. Payment is due upon registration, payable to the Kansas Humane Society. Payment is non-refundable.
  • Space is limited - first come, first serve. Please do not mail your registration form or payment. You may enroll online and you will receive your registration paperwork via email. You may also register at KHS in our store.
  • A minimum of 5 children is required to have a session. If 5 children do not enroll, parents/guardians will be notified no less than 2 days prior to camp.
  • All persons authorized to pick up a child must be prepared to show I.D. (no exceptions)

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP:
Your child must be signed in when they arrive and signed out when they are picked up. Please do not arrive earlier than 7:45am.

WHAT TO BRING:
Your child will be around animals and walking dogs, sneakers are the best choice. It is also suggested your child bring a hoodie or jacket to wear as appropriate for the weather.

Winter Critter Camp

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DATES

December 17, 2018
December 18, 2018
December 19, 2018
December 20, 2018
December 21, 2018
December 26, 2018
December 27, 2018
December 28, 2018

CAMPERS ENJOY:

  • Fun lessons that teach kids how to be safe around animals, pet responsibility and empathy toward animals
  • Touring our Veterinary Clinic
  • Socializing dogs and kittens
  • Helping the animals by doing a shelter job

CRITTER CAMP TOPICS:

  • What is and why is the Humane Society is here?
  • Animal Safety
  • Overpopulation
  • Spay & Neuter Clinic
  • Animal Careers

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Open to children ages 5-12. Enrollment must be on file with the Kansas Humane Society prior to your child’s camp attendance. No child may attend without current forms and payment made.
  • Pre-registration is required to attend. Payment is due upon registration, payable to the Kansas Humane Society. Payment is non-refundable.Space is limited - first come, first serve. Please do not mail your registration form or payment. You may enroll online and you will receive your registration paperwork via email. You may also register at KHS in our store.
  • A minimum of 5 children is required to have a session. If 5 children do not enroll, parents/guardians will be notified no less than 2 days prior to camp.
  • All persons authorized to pick up a child must be prepared to show I.D. (no exceptions)

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP:
Your child must be signed in when they arrive and signed out when they are picked up. If you are coming in the morning session, the doors will be locked when you arrive, please ring the doorbell and someone will come let you in. Please do not arrive earlier than 7:45am.

WHAT TO BRING:
Your child will be around animals, sneakers are the best choice. It is also suggested your child bring a hoodie or jacket to wear as appropriate for the weather.

 

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