2016 Summer Camp
Summer Registration is now open!
Camp Pawprint is a series of week long day camps recommended for children ages 7- 13. 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 a different theme. 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.
Animal Allies will focus on 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 will learn about everything from dogs and cats to rats, ferrets, lizards, and more! They will also learn about how animal shelters help animals in need, and how to be safe around animals they meet.
PETacular Professions will focus on professions that involve working directly with animals. Campers will learn about a variety of occupations through visits with actual animal professionals, such as veterinarians, dog trainers, mounted police, and more. Using their newly acquired knowledge and skills, campers will conduct exams, train the shelter dogs using our Click for No Bark program, and care for animals at the shelter.
Wild Things will focus on the wild side, from exotic pets to wild animals from Wisconsin and around the world. Campers will learn about wild animals from guest speakers such as Four Lakes Wildlife Center, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, and the Audubon Society. They will get the chance to interact with and learn about exotic animal species that can be kept as pets as well!
Weekly Fee (Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm):
- Current DCHS Members receive 15% discount
Weekly fees include a healthy morning snack each day and a photo of your child with one of our education animals!
After Care Fees (3:00pm - 5:00pm):
- Weekly Fee: $65
After care fees include a healthy afternoon snack!
All scholarships for Camp Pawprint: Summer Break 2016 have been awarded.
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, less a $25 administrative fee. 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.
For more information, please contact the DCHS Humane Educator at [email protected] or call (608) 838-0413 ext. 115.