Youth Camps

Our learning programs provide lessons of compassion, respect and proper care for animals to children and adults.

The Dumb Friends League offers seasonal camps for kids and teens in support of our goal to teach children and young adults the importance of treating animals in a humane way — a lesson that will benefit them and the animals in our community for a lifetime. Camps are available at our shelters in Denver and Castle Rock, as well as at our Harmony Equine Center in Franktown.

How to register

Register online by clicking on the date(s) you prefer.

Class Duration Age and Description Cost Date/Time

Class

One-Day Critter Camp

Duration

One Day

Age and Description

Children in third – sixth grades can come to explore the amazing world of animals. Our goal is to teach children about compassion and respect for the world around them. By giving kids a rewarding experience working with animals and learning about animal welfare, we will provide them with lessons to help them make responsible decisions regarding the animals and people in their lives.

Cost

$50

Date/Time

Class

Summer Critter Camp

Duration

Four Days

Age and Description

Kids entering third, fourth and fifth grades can come to explore the amazing world of animals. From pets to local wildlife, we’ll cover it all! Your child will learn how to be safe around animals and work hands-on with ambassador dogs to learn training techniques. Experienced and enthusiastic staff, guest speakers and some critters will give your child a week of learning through activities, games and crafts.

Please register each child separately.

Cost

$275

Date/Time

Class

Equine Exploration Camp

Duration

Two Days

Age and Description

Students entering third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades will spend two days at our Harmony Equine Center learning about all things horses – from hay to z! Through interactive hands-on activities, campers will gain knowledge about horse anatomy, body language, markings and more. Students will meet an ambassador horse and learn how they can help homeless equines in Colorado.

Please register each child separately.

Cost

$150

Date/Time