Critter Camp

Each summer, 200 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.

Registration for Critter Camp 2016 opens April 4, 2016


Critter Camp FAQ's

1. How do I register?

Registration for Critter Camp 2016 will open April 4, 2016. At that time, registration forms will be available for download on this page.

Once registration opens, forms must be delivered with payment in person or by mail to Woods Humane Society. We cannot accept payments by phone or forms that are faxed or emailed at this time.

Registration is first come, first serve. 

Spaces available
Week #
# of open spots
6/13 - 6/17
6/20 - 6/24
6/27 - 7/1
7/4 - 7/8
7/11- 7/15
7/18 - 7/22
7/25 - 7/29
8/1 - 8/5
8/8 - 8/12
8/15 - 8/19

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 - Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm; Friday (closing ceremony) from noon to 6 pm, with parents and family members invited to come at 5 pm for an exposition of the campers’ take-aways and experiences of the week. 

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?


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

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