Camp Whiskers & Wags

Where kids and critters become friends

Our summer day camps for children ages 7-15 years old help foster compassion and respect for animals. Camps include age-appropriate and engaging activities, educational and interactive lessons, and daily hands-on visits with animals of all shapes and sizes. Camp Whiskers & Wags is licensed through Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care.

2024 Summer Camp Offerings at HSPPR

Pet Pals

For kids entering 2nd & 3rd grades in Fall.

June 3-7 SOLD OUT

July 8-12 SOLD OUT

Campers will learn all about programs at HSPPR that help homeless animals. Daily activities and games focus on ways to be respectful, responsible, safe, healthy, and positive around pets.

Furry Friends

For kids entering 4th & 5th grades in Fall.

June 10-14 SOLD OUT

July 15-19 SOLD OUT

Working with a professional dog trainer, campers will learn about positive reinforcement and practice clicker training dogs. Activities include cat socialization, lessons in dog and cat behaviors, and a mock veterinary surgery.

Humane Helpers

For kids entering 6th & 7th grades in Fall.  

June 17-21 SOLD OUT

July 22-26 SOLD OUT

These older campers will continue with clicker training and trying their hand at dog agility. Activities involve lessons in dog and cat development, breed identification, common diseases, and pet first aid & CPR.

Shelter Super-Heroes

For kids entering 5th through 7th grade in Fall.

June 24-28 SOLD OUT

Campers will meet special pets who help people and the amazing people who care for animals. There are tales of daring rescues, animals with superpowers, and pets who keep us safe. Learn about the animals that are the biggest or the strongest and the critters that have the strangest characteristics.

Critter Careers

For kids entering 7th through 9th grade in Fall.

July 29-Aug 2 SOLD OUT

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a veterinarian at HSPPR? What about an animal behaviorist? An Animal Law Enforcement Officer? Or what it takes to run our social media? Each day we’ll look at a different career at HSPPR and take on a challenge related to each career.

Camp Whiskers & Wags is $215 per camper and runs Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Please email with any questions about Camp Whiskers & Wags.

Due to our camp’s small size and popularity, we ask that families only register their child/children for one week of camp. This ensures we give as many children as possible a chance to participate in our camp.