Critter Camp

Each summer, Critter Campers ages 9-12 come to Woods Humane Society for one of 10 sessions of a week-long day camp. 

Critter Camp is more than just having a good time with the cats and dogs at Woods. Kids learn about animal safety, overpopulation, responsible pet care, and more, while helping animals get adopted through hands-on socialization, obedience training and advocacy! Animal-inspired crafts, games, activities and snack time are incorporated into the daily schedule.

Camp days also include guest animal demonstrations and field trips.

Past presenters have included:

  • Arroyo Grande Police Department’s K9 Officers
  • Pacific Wildlife Care
  • Charles Paddock Zoo
  • WharWolf Rescue
  • Zoo to You
  • And More!

Past Field trips have included:

  • The Equine Center at Cal Poly
  • Bay tours with Sub Sea Tours in Morro Bay
  • Sea life experiences at Avila Beach Sea Life Center
  • And More! 

Critter Camp is the flagship of Woods Humane Society’s humane education program and we are honored to have the support of local organizations as we strive to provide local youth with as many opportunities as possible to learn about the humane care of our domestic animals while respecting animals both inside and outside of our geographic environment.

**Critter Camp 2016 is now FULL. Please CLICK HERE and email your information in order to be added to the wait list for the week you would like your child to attend. We will contact you if a space becomes available.**


Critter Camp FAQ's

1. How do I register?

Registration for Critter Camp 2016 will open online at 9 a.m. on April 4, 2016. At that time, online registration will be available on this page.

Registration is first come, first serve. 

2. When is Critter Camp?

Critter Camp 2016 will run for 10 weeks, the week of June 13th through the week of August 15th.   Camp hours are Monday - Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. 

Weeks are as follows:

Wk. 1: 6/13 – 6/17
Wk. 2: 6/20 – 6/24
Wk. 3: 6/27 – 7/1
Wk. 4: 7/5 – 7/8
Wk. 5: 7/11 – 7/15
Wk. 6: 7/18 – 7/22
Wk. 7: 7/25 – 7/29
Wk. 8: 8/1 – 8/5
Wk. 9: 8/8 – 8/12
Wk. 10: 8/15– 8/19

3. Where is the Camp?

Unless a field trip is scheduled, camp will be held at Woods Humane Society.

4. What is the cost of the Camp?


5. Are scholarships available?

We do have a limited number of scholarships available. To apply, please download this application and submit it with a registration application to Jamie Relth by mail, to the front desk, or by email (to 

Contact our Humane Education Coordinator, Jamie, at or (805) 543-9316 x 13 for more information.

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