2015 Summer Camp
We had a GREAT time this year for Camp Pawprint - Summer Break!! Campers learned about different pets during our Animals Galore! weeks, discovered different animal-related careers they could pursue in Creature Careers! weeks, went wild with exotic animals during Go Wild! weeks, and learned about the animals in their own backyard in Wild Wisconsin! weeks!
Camp Pawprint: Winter Break registration is now open! Head over to our "Events Registration" page to sign up now!
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.
Animals Galore will focus on animals that are traditionally kept as pets. Through daily animal interactions, campers will learn about everything from dogs and cats to snakes, rats, ferrets, lizards, guinea pigs, and more!
Creature Careers will focus on professions that involve working directly with animals. Campers will learn about a variety of occupations through visits with animal professionals, such as veterinarians, dog trainers, K9 police, and groomers. Using their newly acquired knowledge and skills, campers will practice pet first aid skills, conduct a proper examination on the DCHS classroom animals, and train the shelter dogs using our Click for No Bark program.
Go Wild will focus on the wild side of animal life. Campers will learn about various exotic animal species by spending one day at the Henry Vilas Zoo and through visiting with guest speakers, such as Zoozort, who will showcase animals from around the world! In addition to learning about exotic animal species, campers will have the opportunity to learn about and interact with companion animals!
Wild Wisconsin will focus on Wisconsin wildlife. Campers will learn about local animals and their behaviors by visiting with guest speakers, such as the Four Lakes Wildlife Center, the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, the Audubon Society, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources! In addition to learning about wildlife, campers will have the opportunity to learn about and interact with companion animals!
Weekly Fees (9:00am - 3:00pm):
- Current DCHS Member: $220
- Become a DCHS Member: $255
- Includes the discounted camp fee and the membership fee of $35
- Non-Member: $285
Early Riser Fees (8:00am - 9:00am):
- Weekly Fee: $25
Bonus Romp Fees (3:00pm - 5:00pm):
- Weekly Fee: $50
- Each additional week of camp for the same camper: $200
Scholarships will be available dependent upon funding. Scholarships are awarded to help those with financial need attend camp. Download the scholarship application here.
Please call (608) 838-0413 ext. 115 to register for camp. To withdraw from camp for any reason, please inform us in writing:
Please note: DCHS Membership fees are nonrefundable.
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.