Camp Whiskers & Wags

Camp Whiskers & Wags – Where kids and critters become friends!

Our summer day camps for children ages 5-13 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.

Questions? Call Kaitlin, Interim Camp Manager, at 719.302.8739 or email [email protected]

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2019 Summer Schedule

Pet Pals-Session 1

Age Group: entering 2nd and 3rd grades in fall
Cost: $180 
Date: June 3-7 (week long)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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. During our turtle talk, campers will learn all about turtles and tortoises while meeting a variety of these reptile species.

 

Pet Pals-Session 2

Age Group: entering 2nd and 3rd grades in fall
Cost: $180 
Date: July 8-12 (week long)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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. During our turtle talk, campers will learn all about turtles and tortoises while meeting a variety of these reptile species.

Furry Friends - Session 1

Age Group: entering 4th and 5th grades in fall
Cost: $180
Date: June 10-14 (week long)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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, investigations into invertebrates, and a mock veterinary surgery.

Furry Friends - Session 2

Age Group: entering 4th and 5th grades in fall
Cost: $180
Date: July 15-19 (week long)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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, investigations into invertebrates, and a mock veterinary surgery.

 

Humane Helpers - Session 1

Age Group: entering 6th and 7th grades in fall
Cost: $180
Date: June 17-21 (week long)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

 

Humane Helpers - Session 2

Age Group: entering 6th and 7th grades in fall
Cost: $180
Date: July 22-26 (week long)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

Shelter Super - Heroes - Session 1

Age Group: 8-13 years old
Cost: $180
Date: June 24-28 (week long)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

 

Shelter Super - Heroes - Session 2

Age Group: 8-13 years old
Cost: $180
Date: July 29-August 2 (week long)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

 

Kind Kids

Age Group: 5-6 years old
Cost: $85 
Date: July 1-2 (Monday and Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Children will get an early introduction to life at an animal shelter. Through activities, games, and critter interactions, campers practice kind and respectful actions toward animals.

 

This camp is not recommended for children with severe allergies to animals or hay. Please note, the shelter uses peanut butter in enrichment activities for dogs.

Due to licensing regulations, children cannot be younger than 5 or older than 13 during camp. We're sorry, but we are unable to provide refunds for cancellations. Please see the parent packet for additional information. All forms must be completed and returned prior to the start of camp. Please note, the return of these forms does not constitute registration. Your child is not registered until you receive email confirmation of payment.

Meet Sophia

Sophia is proof there’s no minimum age when it comes to helping pets in need. As a young donor and Camp Whiskers & Wags alum, Sophia is on a mission to make a difference for dogs, cats, and critters right here in our community. Pets and people – we’re better together. Thanks, Sophia, for helping spread the word!