Camp Pawprint - Spring Break

UPDATE: We're full! Registration is closed.

From March 25-29, 2019, DCHS will be hosting a five day spring break adventure with a variety of fun topics to keep your child learning while they are not in school. Every day will include activities like animal visitors, craft projects, games, guest speakers, interactive lessons and service projects. Campers also spend time interacting with and caring for the DCHS education animals each day of camp. A morning snack is provided, however, campers will need to bring a packed lunch.

Please review the Camp Pawprint Policies And Waiver before registering your child.

Fees

Weekly fee (9am-3pm): $285

Weekly fees include a healthy morning snack each day.

Weekly fee with Aftercare (9am-5pm): $360

After care fees include a healthy afternoon snack.

Camp Pawprint - Summer Break

Camp Pawprint-Summer Break is a series of themed, week-long day camps, held Monday through Friday, from June through August. It is recommended for children ages 7-12. Campers will enjoy animal interactions, animal-related lessons, learn from local animal experts, complete service projects for the shelter and play games and activities with other animal lovers! Our goal is to educate others on how to care for, support and appreciate all living things.

We offer three themes during the summer. While activities, lessons and visitors vary for each theme, every week includes a tour of the DCHS Main Shelter, animal care lessons and interactions, and guest speakers. A morning snack is provided, however, campers will need to bring a packed lunch. Sign up today!

Please review the Camp Pawprint Policies And Waiver before registering your child.

Fees

Weekly fee (Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm): $285

Weekly fees include a healthy morning snack each day and a photo of your camper with one of our education animals.

Weekly fee with Aftercare (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm): $360

Aftercare fees also include a healthy afternoon snack.

Camp Theme: DCHS Helpers

DCHS Helpers focuses on animals traditionally kept as pets and how to care for them, as well as different ways to help animals in our community. Through animal interactions, campers will learn about everything from dogs and cats to rats, lizards and more! They will also learn how animal shelters help animals in need and how to be safe around animals they meet.

  • June 17-21
  • July 15-19
  • August 5-9
  • August 26-30

Camp Theme: Animal Careers

Animal Careers focuses 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 and more. Using their newly acquired knowledge and skills, campers will conduct health checks, train the shelter dogs and care for animals at the shelter.

  • June 24-28
  • July 22-26
  • August 12-16

Camp Theme: Go Wild

Go Wild focuses on the wild side of the animal kingdom, from exotic pets to wild animals from Wisconsin and around the world. Campers will learn about wild animals from guest speakers and how they can help animals in their own backyards and across the globe. They will also interact with and learn about exotic animal species that can be kept as pets!

  • July 8-12
  • July 29-August 2
  • August 19-23

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Camp Pawprint, Animal Allies-Summer Break

New this year, Dane County Humane Society is debuting a program called Animal Allies, which is designed especially for 13 and 14 year olds. These campers will be strengthening their leadership skills by assisting camp counselors and helping the younger campers throughout the day. The two week camp sessions will allow the Animal Allies time to refine and build upon their leadership skills. A morning snack is provided, however, campers will need to bring a packed lunch. Sign up today!

Please review the Camp Pawprint Policies And Waiver before registering your child.

Fees

Session fee (two weeks, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm): $570

Fees include a healthy morning snack each day, DCHS lanyard and a photo of your camper with one of our education animals.

Session with Aftercare fee (two weeks, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm): $720

Aftercare fees also include a healthy afternoon snack.

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Camp Pawprint - Day Camps

DCHS will be hosting day camps during the school year with a variety of fun topics to keep your child learning while they are not in school. Each day will include activities like service projects, animal visitors, games, craft projects, interactive lessons and guest speakers. Campers also spend time interacting with and caring for the DCHS education animals each day of camp. A morning snack is provided, however, campers will need to bring a packed lunch.

Please review the Camp Pawprint Policies And Waiver before registering your child.

Camp Pawprint - Day Camp Dates

  • March 18 (canceled)
  • April 26

Fees

Daily fee (9am-3pm): $60

Daily fees include a healthy morning snack each day.

Daily fee with Aftercare (9am-5pm): $75

Aftercare fees include a healthy afternoon snack.

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Details

Cancellation Policy

DCHS requires a minimum of five campers per camp day. If this minimum is not reached, we will inform you as soon as possible and allow you to change days or provide reimbursement. If you need to cancel registration for any reason, please contact us as soon as possible. For cancellations made more than 4 weeks prior to your day 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 your camp day, you may transfer to any other day of camp that has an opening, or receive a voucher good for the amount paid, less a $10 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 camp, or individual missed days, are non-refundable.

Allergy Information

DCHS utilizes peanut butter for animal enrichment throughout the shelter, and is unable to provide a peanut free facility. We are unable to make accommodations for children with severe peanut allergies.