Camp Whiskers & Wags

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.

Summer camp registration will open March 2nd, 2020.

Questions? Call Tom Schermerhorn, Youth Programs Manager, at 719.302.8739 or email [email protected].

2020 Summer Schedule

Pet Pals-Session 1

Age Group: entering 2nd and 3rd grades in fall (7-9 years old)   
Cost: $180 
Date: June 1-5 (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  (7-9 years old) 
Cost: $180 
Date: July 6-10 (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 (9- 11 years old)
Cost: $180
Date: June 8-12 (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 (9- 11 years old) 
Cost: $180
Date: July 13-17 (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 (11-13 years old)
Cost: $180
Date: June 15-19 (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, and pet first aid & CPR.

 

Humane Helpers - Session 2

Age Group: entering 6th and 7th grades in fall (11-13 years old)
Cost: $180
Date: July 20-24 (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, and pet first aid & CPR.

Shelter Super - Heroes

Age Group: kids entering 4th through 7th grade in Fall (9-13 years old)
Cost: $180
Date: June 22-26 (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.

 

Critter Careers

Age Group: kids entering 6th through 9th grade in Fall (11-15 years old)
Cost: $180
Date: July 27-31 (week long)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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 careers at HSPPR and take on a challenge that relates to each career.