2017 Camp Pawprint - Summer Break
Can't wait till then? Then consider one of our day camps! Day camps are offered during most school holidays for the Madison, Waunakee, Monona, and McFarland school districts! For more information check out HERE!
Camp Pawprint is a series of week long day camps recommended for children ages 7- 13 held Monday-Friday from 9:00-3:00. Campers will enjoy animal-related lessons and activities, while having fun with other animal lovers! Camp activities include animal interactions, humane education lessons, service projects, group games, animal crafts, and daily presentations from local animal experts.
Each week of Camp Pawprint focuses on one of three camp themes. Activities, lessons, and visitors vary for each theme; however, every week includes a tour of Dane County Humane Society, animal care and interactions, and guest speakers!
Humane Helpers focuses on companion animals that are traditionally kept as pets and how to care for them, as well as different ways to help animals in your community. Through daily animal interactions, campers learn about everything from dogs and cats to rats, ferrets, lizards, and more! They also learn how animal shelters help animals in need, how they can help animals in need, and how to be safe around animals they meet.
- June 12-16
- July 10-14
- July 31-August 4
- August 21-25
Creature Careers focuses on professions that involve working directly with animals. Campers learn about a variety of occupations through visits with actual animal professionals, such as veterinarians, dog trainers, Mounted Madison Police, and more! Using their newly acquired knowledge and skills, campers will conduct mock exams, train the shelter dogs using our Click for No Bark program, and care for animals at the shelter.
- June 19-23
- July 17-21
- August 7-11
Go Wild focuses on the wild side of the animal world, from exotic pets to wild animals from Wisconsin and around the world. Campers learn about wild animals from guest speakers such as DCHS's Wildlife Center, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, and more! They will get the chance to interact with and learn about exotic animal species that can be kept as pets as well!
- June 26-30
- July 24-28
- August 14-18
Early Bird Weekly Fee (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm): $260
Register before May 1, 2017 for Early Bird rate!
Weekly Fee (Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm): $285
After Care Fees (3:00pm - 5:00pm): Weekly Fee: $65
The Sarah Elder Scholarship
Applications for The Sarah Elder Scholarship for 2017 Camp Pawprint - Summer Break are being accepted! Please complete the registration application and submit by fax, email, or mail. Please submit your application as soon as possible, as scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis to qualified candidates based on when they are received by DCHS .
For cancellations made more than 4 weeks prior to the start of your week of camp, you may transfer to any other week of camp that has an opening or elect to have your money refunded.
For cancellations made from 1 to 4 weeks before the start of your camp week, you may transfer to any other week of camp that has an opening, or receive a voucher good for the amount paid. The voucher can be applied to Camp Pawprint fees through the end of the following calendar year.
Cancellations made less than one week prior to the start of your week of camp, or individual missed days during camp, are non-refundable.
Note: DCHS utilizes peanut butter for animal enrichment throughout the shelter, and therefore is unable to provide a peanut free facility. We are unable to make accommodations for children with severe peanut allergies.
For more information, please contact the DCHS Humane Educator at email@example.com or call (608) 838-0413 ext. 115.