Critter Camp

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” Albert Einstein

Critter Camp 2015

Camp is currently FULL. If you missed this year's registration, you can still sign your child up for our waitlist and we will contact you if a space becomes availble.

Regstration Forms are available NOW. CLICK HERE to download and complete your form.

1. How do I register?

Registration for Critter Camp 2015 is now OPEN. Registration forms must be delivered in person, or mailed to Woods Humane Society. We cannot accept forms that are faxed or emailed at this time.

Download and fill out the registration form. Your registration will be complete when you mail or bring the form into Woods, along with your payment.

Spaces available as of
12:00 pm on 5/26
Week #
# of open spots
6/15 - 6/19
6/22 - 6/26
6/29 - 7/3
7/6 - 7/10
7/13- 7/17
7/20 - 7/24
7/27 - 7/31
8/3 - 8/7
8/10 - 8/14
8/17 - 8/21

2. When is the Camp?

Critter Camp 2015 will run for 10 weeks, the week of June 15th through the week of August 17th.   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?


5.  What happens at Camp?

Each summer we open our doors to 200 Critter Campers, age 9-12, who join the animals of Woods Humane Society for 10 week-long summer day camps. Critter Camp is more than just having a good time with cats and dogs…each day focuses on a specific humane education topic (bite prevention, animal abuse, overpopulation, etc.), and hands-on crafts, games, and activities are incorporated daily into the schedule. Campers will have ample time to interact and bond with our kid-friendly cats and dogs!

We do not stop there! Each day is packed with animal demonstrations ranging from the awesome Arroyo Grande Police Department’s K9 Officers, the amazing birds of prey from Pacific Wildlife care, the incredible GIANT insects and reptiles from the Charles Paddock Zoo, the regal wolves from WharWolf Rescue; the snakes, kangaroos, and porcupines from our friends at Zoo to You; and much more…

When campers are not on-site at Woods Humane Society, they are out visiting the Equine Center at Cal Poly or learning about our amazing local sea life at the Avilla Beach Sea Life Center!

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.

You can join our online mailing list and follow us on Facebook for updates.

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

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in San Luis Obispo County since 1955.