Join us for a 2023 Critter Camp Session. Dates TBD.

After carefully weighing the decision to host 2022 Critter Camp against many factors, we have decided to postpone the sessions until spring of 2023. We do hope that you understand our decision and that you will join us next year for some learning and fun with our animals!

Does your child want to learn more about being a friend to animals?

Critter Camp is created for youth, ages 6 -13, who have a passion for animals and desire to learn about the human-animal connection. During each session, Campers will participate in activities, humane lessons, and conversations with pet care professionals.

Critter Camp is an immersive experience for your child that brings together our best shelter talent to educate, stimulate, and make your child an animal welfare advocate for life!

If your child is between the ages of 14-18 and wishes to participate, they can apply to be a Critter Camp Counselor.

Hey Parent or Guardian, do you want to be even more involved?

We will be seeking adult hosts for upcoming Critter Camps. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer as a Camp Host, we would love to speak with you! You would need to commit for an entire session of one camp, be comfortable with Humane Education principles, groups of children and be willing to submit to a background check. By hosting a full camp, you are able to provide a free camp session (during a different camp) for a friend, family member or a scholarship recipient or your choosing.

For more information about Critter Camp, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or call (505) 983-4309 x. 1128. Additional information can also be found in the online application (currently not active).