Camp Paw Paw is the place for kids who are wild about animals.
The mission of the Humane Society of Chittenden County is to foster compassionate treatment of animals and to prevent animal suffering. According to the ASPCA, “At its most basic level, humane education is about learning to care for the animals in our homes and communities. It is about fostering kindness, respect and empathy for both human and nonhuman animals, and looking after the environment and its diverse habitats. Unlike science and other academic disciplines, humane education has a philosophical component that strives to establish a sense of responsibility and make the world a better, more humane place.”
Camp Paw Paw offers a unique learning experience for children who share one thing in common: their love for animals. During camp, children will
learn about a wide variety of topics including: proper pet care, animal safety, homeless animals in our community,
animal-related careers, HSCC’s mission, and much more!
Each topic will be led by professionals in animal—related fields. Through different activities and lessons, campers will develop the skills and confidence to become knowledgeable animal caretakers and ambassadors for animal welfare. Campers will leave with a better understanding of the unique bond that exists between humans and animals.
Camp Paw Paw 2017 offers three different age groups: 5-7(**New this year!**), 8-10 and 11-12 year olds.
Sessions Offered for 2017
This half-day camp for children ages 5-7 years old will offer a different theme every day, including "Dog Day," "Feline Friends," "Careers," "Shelter Day," and "Animal Safety." Snacks and beverages will be provided for all sessions. Limit is 20 per session.
WEEK 1: MONDAY - FRIDAY, JULY 10-14
|9 am - 12 pm||Session 1|
|WEEK 2: MONDAY - FRIDAY, JULY 17-21|
|9 am - 12 pm||Session 2|
This half-day camp for children ages 8-10 years old will offer a different theme every day, including "Dog Day," "Feline Friends," "Careers," "Shelter Day," and "Animal Safety." Snacks and beverages will be provided for all sessions. Limit is 20 per session.
WEEK 3 Morning Session: MONDAY - FRIDAY, JULY 24-28
|9 am - 12 pm||Session 4 **SESSION FULL!**|
WEEK 3 Afternoon Session: MONDAY - FRIDAY, JULY 24-28
|1 pm - 4 pm||Session 5|
WEEK 4 Morning: MONDAY - FRIDAY, JULY 31-AUGUST 4
|9 am - 12 pm||Session 6 **SESSION FULL!**|
WEEK 4 Afternoon : MONDAY - FRIDAY, JULY 31-AUGUST 4
|1 pm - 4 pm||Session 7|
This full-day camp, for children ages 11-12 years old, incorporates a more fast-paced curriculum and offers campers the chance to create a unique project focused on animals. This camp also focuses on a different topic each day and will include one field trip. While snacks and beverages will be provided twice a day, campers are expected to bring their own lunch. Limit is 20 per session.
WEEK 5: MONDAY - FRIDAY, AUGUST 7-11
|9 am - 3 pm||Session 8|
WEEK 6: MONDAY - FRIDAY, AUGUST 14-18
|9 am - 3 pm||Session 9|
Adoption Center Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
While we do our best to accommodate our visitors, please note that visits with animals are limited 30 minutes before closing.
* We are closed Sunday and Monday
February 11, 2017