Virtual Critter Camp

 

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LIVE Virtual CRITTER CAMPS

  • July 13-17: Future Veterinarians Camp!

  • July 20-24: Tricks n Treats Dog Trainers Camp!

  • July 27-31: ALL CREATURES Camp! 

  • August 3-7: Animal Imagination Camp! (Register by 7/25)

  • August 10-14: CAT Camp!

 

  • Recommended For Those Currently Enrolled in Grades 4th-7th for School Year 2019-2020. Youth in grades 1-3 can also participate with the assistance of a parent or older sibling!
  • Camp Registration: $100 per week, per family

  • Each week is themed! Scroll down to see themes & descriptions.
  • Campers can participate in one or all camps. (There may be a little overlap, but each week will have a new focus and new animals!) 
  • Camp consists of:
    • One daily LIVE virtual camp meet-up via Zoom at 11 a.m. to meet Woods animals and other campers and hear from guest presenters!!
    • Daily at-home activities, including on-demand videos, downloadable activity sheets, and hands-on activities that can be done in your home & yard!
    • Exciting ways that campers can help Woods animals throughout the summer!
    • Graduation certificate and prize sent home!
  • *Space is limited. Camps are subject to cancellation.*

 

DIY Virtual CRITTER CAMPS in a Cloud

  • DIY Camps in a Cloud are for campers who want to enjoy camp at their own pace! These camps include ALL of the videos, activities and camper challenges--without the Live meeting component. 
  • Recommended For Those Currently Enrolled in Grades 4th-7th for School Year 2019-2020. Youth in grades 1-3 can also participate with the assistance of a parent or older sibling!
  • DIY Camp Registration: $50 per week, per family. 

  • Currently, the original Virtual Critter Camp is available!
    • As the summer goes on, new Themed Weeks of DIY camp will become available after the Live version is over! (Scroll down to see themes & descriptions.)
  • Campers can participate in one or all camps. (There may be a little overlap, but each week will have a new focus!) 
  • Camp consists of:
    • Daily at-home activities, including on-demand videos, downloadable activity sheets, and hands-on activities that can be done in your home & yard!
    • Exciting ways that campers can help Woods animals throughout the summer!

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Themed WEEK Descriptions

  • CANCELLED July 6-10: To the Rescue! Virtual Volunteers Camp!

    • Want to make a difference for homeless animals? This week, we learn all about the important work shelters like Woods Humane Society and Animal Services do to rescue lost, injured, abandoned, unwanted and homeless animals—and how YOU can help! A GREAT option for the camper who wants to help or who needs community service hours!
  • July 13-17: Future Veterinarians Virtual Camp!

    • This week is all for the future veterinarians! We will learn about basic vet care, shelter medicine, careers in the veterinary field, and more! Meet the Vet, watch live demos and do fun at-home challenges and activities!
  • July 20-24: Tricks n Treats Dog Trainers Camp!

    • Teach your dog new tricks! This week we learn to understand dogs and to communicate with them through FUN positive reinforcement training and enrichment activities. Plus, we talk to some EXPERT dog trainers!
  • July 27-31: ALL CREATURES Virtual Camp! 

    • For the true animal lover! This week we meet and learn about not just dogs and cats, but also about local wildlife, farm animals, and other kinds of pets!
  • August 3-7: Animal Imagination Virtual Camp!

    • For the artistic animal lover, this week is all about arts, crafts and story-telling! We will write about pets. read to pets, take their pictures, paint their portraits and more to get our creativity flowing and help homeless animals!
  • August 10-14: Virtual CAT Camp!

    • Purrr-fectly obsessed with kitties? Join other cat lovers to meet adoptable cats and kittens, learn about everything feline and to get to know local cat rescue efforts! 

*Space is limited. Camps are subject to cancellation.*

 

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Virtual CRITTER CAMP FAQ'S

1. What are the age requirements for Virtual Critter Camp?

Virtual Critter Camp is recommended for students currently enrolled in 4th grade through 7th grade, for the 2019-2020 school year. Youth in grades 1-3 can also participate with the assistance of a parent or older sibling!

2. How do I register?

Registration for Virtual Critter Camps is available online from this page or from our "Register for a Program" page. Spaces will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Online registration requires completion of all child, parent and emergency contact information forms, as well as payment. 

3. When is Critter Camp?

Virtual Critter Camp 2020 offers weekly themed camps through August 14, 2020. Live camps meet Mon-Fri at 11 a.m. for the selected week of camp. Self-paced DIY camps are available for the summer (through Aug. 14, 2020). Camps are subject to cancellation. 

4. How many weeks can my child attend?

Families and campers can sign up for more than one week. There will be some repeated material, but we will do our best to make each week unique, with new animals, guests and subjects. 

5. What will my child do at virtual camp?

We will be using a virtual meeting platform, Zoom, for live camp meet-ups. Depending on the theme of the week, Campers will have the opportunity to virtually meet animals; learn about animal safety, overpopulation, responsible pet care, and more; and help animals get adopted through art, fundraising, service projects and advocacy! Each day will include animal-inspired crafts, activities, and on-demand guest demonstrations and field trips.

Sample Day:

The Morning Pup Warmup - Video presentation on a pet welfare topic such as veterinary health, dog training, kitten care, etc. plus an interactive challenge to take the lesson offline, at home, such as a scavenger hunt, an activity sheet, a creative project or craft. 

Zoom Mutt-ing - We meet each other, meet an animal, or multiple animals and follow up on the challenges.

Afternoon Animal Activity - Based on the animals we meet, there will be an afternoon opportunity to apply the knowledge or help, by either drawing a picture, making a poster, spreading the word, working on a service or fundraising challenge. 

7. What is the cost of the Camp?

$100 per week ($50 per week for the DIY Camp)

8. Are scholarships available?

We do have a limited number of partial, need-based scholarships available. To apply, please complete your child and parent information in the online registration forms (DO NOT complete product selection or payment). Then, download this application and submit it by mail (attn: Humane Education Dept.) or by email (to HumaneEd@WoodsHumane.org). 

9. Can I get on the wait list?

If there is no space left in the week of camp you would like to sign up for, you may sign up for the waitlist for that week. No payment will be required at that time. We will contact you if a space becomes available.

10. What is the cancellation policy?

Camps are subject to cancellation. If a camp is cancelled due to low enrollment or an unforeseen problem, campers will have the option to receive a full refund, change to a different week, or donate funds to our education department. 

For Live Virtual Camps, a registration fee of $100 ($100) per family is due at the time of registration. A reservation will not be made for your child if full payment is not received together with registration. There will not be any reduction in fees or discount provided for any absence, delay, or early dismissal of your child.  There is a twenty-five percent (25%) non-refundable processing fee.  If you cancel your child’s enrollment up to two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled start of attendance in the Camp, you will be entitled to a refund of seventy-five percent (75%) of the registration fee.  If you cancel your child’s enrollment less than two (2) weeks and more than one (1) week prior to the scheduled start of attendance in the Camp, you will be entitled to a refund of fifty percent (50%) of the registration fee. There will not be a refund for cancellations made less than (1) week prior to the scheduled start of attendance.

DIY Camps are non-refundable. 

Contact our Humane Education Manager at HumaneEd@woodshumane.org or (805) 543-9316 x 13 for more information.

 



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