Dog training class has been canceled on Tuesday, May 21st, due to the severe weather predicted to hit our area. Class will be made up on Tuesday, May 28th.

Camp Pawprint-Summer Break

Few spots left for Camp Pawprint-Summer Break 2024! Register NOW!

Please see the details below. If you have questions, please review our Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions page here for more information.

    Summer Camp Details & Fees

    Dates & Themes

    Camp Pawprint FAQs

    Register for Summer Camp!

    Important Notes:

    • 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.
    • Campers will spend a lot of time with our classroom animals and sometimes meet guest animal visitors, but they will not be able to pet adoptable dogs, cats, or critters around the shelter. This rule is in place for the safety of both campers and the adoptable animals.
    • Campers will need to bring a packed lunch and their own snack(s).
    • Camp Pawprint staff is not trained to handle all emotional and behavioral conditions. If your child has a one-on-one teacher or aide at school, then you must provide an aide for them to attend camp. We do not have the staff to provide constant individual attention for each child.

    Interested in spending your summer working with kids and animals? Learn more about our Camp Counselor job openings here!

    Help Build a More Humane Future

    Want to help make Camp Pawprint even better and make it possible for more kids to attend? Make a donation that supports one-of-a-kind camp experiences!

    Camp Pawprint donations may be used to provide camp scholarships, bring in new speakers, provide extra craft supplies, or fill other needs in our camp programs. As a private, non-profit organization that is not affiliated with any national or governmental organizations, DCHS relies on support like yours!

    Details

    Cancellation Policy: Summer Camp

    Refund or transfer requests must be sent to the Humane Educator at education@giveshelter.org. DCHS will use the scale below to determine the refund or transfers available for each request. 1. UP TO 24 HOURS AFTER PAYMENT, full refunds may be granted, less a $25 administration fee. 2. BEFORE MARCH 1, 2024, a 50% refund may be granted or registration may be transferred to another week of camp if available. 3. MORE THAN THREE WEEKS prior to the start of your registered camp, a registration may be transferred to another week of camp if available. 4. THREE WEEKS OR FEWER, no transfers, credits, or refunds will be issued. Dane County Humane Society reserves the right to cancel events due to various circumstances. In the event that DCHS cancels an event, registration may be transferred to another date or future DCHS education program.

    Cancellation Policy: Single Day and Spring Break Camps

    Refund or transfer requests must be sent to the Humane Educator at education@giveshelter.org. DCHS will use the scale below to determine the refund or transfers available for each request. Refunds may be granted up to 24 hours after payment has been submitted, less a $25.00 administration fee, if requested in writing to the Humane Educator at camp@giveshelter.org. After 24 hours from payment submission, fees are non-refundable but the event reservation may be transferred to another date in some situations. Dane County Humane Society reserves the right to cancel events due to various circumstances. In the event that DCHS cancels an event, registration may be transferred to another date or future DCHS education program.

    Education Opportunity Statement

    At Dane County Humane Society, we know our education programs thrive from having diverse and inclusive participation. Diversity and inclusion are celebrated and embraced at Dane County Humane Society. We will not discriminate against or give preference to any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, arrest record, genetic information, veteran status or other class protected by applicable law. DCHS puts people first and we are happy to work with learners to remove barriers and put any reasonable accommodations into practice to the extent that it is safe to do so.

    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.