Animal Kids Camp is our day camp for kids who love animals. We offer camp in the summer and during the local winter and spring breaks. If your kids want to spend time with animals and learn even more about them, this camp is for them!
Spend hands-on time with our pet adoption center cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens. Learn fun and new facts about our animals. Participate in animal-themed crafts, activities, and games. Hear from fantastic guest speakers who work with animals. Make new friends who love what you love – the animals, of course!
Animal Kids Camp Info:
- Camp session is from 8:00am – 1:00pm, Monday thru Friday
- All camp sessions are held at our Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center location.
- Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- $240 registration fee (all registrations include a t-shirt)
- Camp is for children ages 6 -13
- Youth Program Assistant is available for teens aged 15-17
Summer Camp 2023 Sessions:
Week 1 (June 5-9): Vet Tech: If your student loves pets and wants a future career in animal care, this is the week for them! Come learn about different animals, tools vets use, and even see surgery.
Week 2 (June 12-16): Scales and Tails: Come and learn all about different animals and what makes them unique! Whether it is a snake, dog, or turtle there are so many pets to experience and learn about!
Week 3 (June 19-23): Things that Creep and Crawl: Creepy crawlies might be something some of us fear, but once we take the time to understand these insects and animals, we can face those fears and get fascinated by them!
Week 4 (June 26-30): Working Pets: What does it mean when someone says they have a working dog? Do other pets work? What kinds of jobs can a pet have? Come join us this week when we meet all kinds of working animals and see what they do!
Week 5 (July 10-14): Vet tech: If your student loves pets and wants a future career in animal care, this is the week for them! Come learn about different animals, tools vets use, and even see surgery.
Week 6 (July 17-21): Working with Pets: There are all kinds of jobs that people can have in the animal welfare field. Come this week to learn about all the different jobs you could have!
Week 7 (July 24-28): Working with Pets Pt. 2: There are all kinds of jobs that people can have in the animal welfare field. Come this week to learn about all the different jobs you could have!
Week 8 (July 31 – August 4): In their Natural Environment: Come join us as we explore animals and what their habitats are like. Different species all over the world have different needs and we are going to dive deep into learning about them!
For more information about Animal Kids Camp, email or call 951-688-4340 x 3325
Youth Program Assistant (YPA)
The YPA position is a great opportunity for teens age 15-17 looking to gain volunteer experience with children and animals! As a YPA, participants will assist our camp staff in leading engaging week-long sessions of Animal Kids Camp. YPAs will help to facilitate crafts, games, lessons, and animal meet-and-greets throughout the camp session.
APPLY TO BEOME A YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT!
TIPS AND EXPECTATIONS
Hello, MSRPAC Kid Campers and families! Are you ready for a hands-on humane adventure, teaching kindness, mindfulness, social responsibility, and compassion? To ensure that you have a fabulous, Animal Kids Camp experience this year, please read the tips and expectations below prior to attending camp.
BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS FOR ANIMAL KIDS CAMP
• Calm, appropriate behavior around animals; do not pursue an animal if they walk away or hide
• Soft voices around animals, or normal speaking voices both inside and outside
• Remain seated with a lap blanket during PAC Paws, either reading or listening
• Follow the directions of staff and Leaders
• Stay with your assigned group
• Treat others with kindness and respect
• Choose kind and appropriate words; no profanity
• Attempt all Camp activities to the best of your ability
• Hands are for helping, not hurting (and wash them thoroughly before lunch!)
• Walk at all times
• Pick up after yourself (supplies returned to bins, trash/recycling disposed of, chairs pushed in, etc.)
• Report any injuries (even a scratch) to the Humane Educator
• Follow the Kids Camp dress code every day
Cancellations must be received and confirmed a minimum of two weeks prior to the first day of the registered camp session in order to receive a refund.
We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding fighting, bullying, and put-downs, theft or vandalism, or harmful treatment of animals. Acts of this nature are grounds for immediate dismissal from the Kids Camp session.