Virtual Critter Camp

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  • June 21 - June 25, 2021: Kitten Camp!

  • June 28 - July 2, 2021: Vet Camp!

  • July 5 - July 9, 2021: Dog Trainers Camp!

  • July 12 - July 16, 2021: Animal Rescue Camp! 

  • July 19 - July 23, 2021: Pets & Crafts Camp! 


  • Recommended For Those Currently Enrolled in Grades 3rd-6th for School Year 2020-2021. Youth in younger grades can also participate, but may need assistance of a parent or older sibling.
  • Camp Registration: $50 per week, per child. This includes a weekly camp kit and collectible camper button.

  • 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 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to meet Woods animals, do camp activities and hear from guest presenters!
    • Daily optional at-home activities, including on-demand videos, downloadable activity sheets, and hands-on activities that can be done in your home & yard!
    • Collectible camp button memento for each week of camp!
  • *Space is limited. Camps are subject to cancellation.*


Themed WEEK Descriptions

June 21-25: Kitten 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! 

June 28 - July 2: 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 a Vet and do fun at-home challenges and activities!

July 5-9: 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 12-16: Animal Rescue 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 that need our help.

July 19-23: Pets & Crafts Camp!

For the artistic animal lover, this week is all about animal arts and crafts! We will make dog and cat toys, pet portraits, pet-themed crafts and more to help homeless animals.


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





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

Virtual Critter Camp is recommended for students currently enrolled in 3rd grade through 6th grade, for the 2020-21 school year. Youth in younger grades can also participate but will need 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 release forms, as well as payment. 

3. When is Critter Camp?

Virtual Critter Camp 2021 offers weekly themed camps Mon-Fri from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. for the selected week of camp. 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 or activities.

7. What is the cost of the Camp?

$50 per week 

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 

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 Fifty Dollars ($50) per child 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.

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


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