Camp Pawprint - Winter Break

DCHS will be hosting five different animal-themed days this year with a variety of fun topics to keep your child learning while they are not in school. While each day will have an overarching theme, every 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. Sign up today!

Dec. 27: Animal Superpowers!

Did you know that animals have superpowers? Campers will spend the day learning about incredible adaptations that give animals their superhero powers. Do you know about the ingenious disguises and weird tricks our animal friends use to survive?

Dec. 28: Animals around the World!

Want to impress your friends with new animal trivia? Come to this camp and we’ll explore the far reaches of the animal kingdom. Campers will learn all about their favorite animals from all over the globe.

Jan. 2: Helping DCHS in the New Year

We are going to start the year off by giving back. Spend a day focusing on the shelter, and taking part in service projects for DCHS. We will do a variety of activities for the animals here and teach you how to help from home throughout the year.

Jan. 3: All about Reptiles and Amphibians

Do you love our scaly friends? If so, this is the day for you! Learn all about these amazing animals, including their unique adaptations and abilities. Activities will include special guests and lessons on how to care for these extraordinary animals.

Jan. 4: DCHS’s Wildlife Center

Even in the winter, you’ll find many of our local wild animals out and about. Learn about our wildlife rehabilitation center, as well as ways that you can the native wildlife now and for the rest of the year.

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


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

Daily fees include a healthy morning snack each day.

After care fee (3pm - 5pm): Additional $15 each day

After care fees include a healthy afternoon snack.

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Camp Pawprint - Summer Break

Camp Pawprint is a series of week-long day camps running June-August each year. Camp activities include animal interactions, humane education lessons, service projects, group games, animal crafts and presentations from local animal experts. Registration for Summer Break begins in March each year.

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.

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


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.