Children in third, fourth and fifth grades (and 6th and 7th during the summer at our Summer Career Camp) can come explore the amazing world of animals in these one-day and week-long camps! Our goal is to teach children about compassion and respect for the world around them. By giving kids a rewarding experience learning about animals and animal welfare, we will provide them with lessons to help them make responsible decisions regarding the animals and people in their lives.
Please sign each child up for only one summer session, as we want to provide this experience for as many campers as possible.
If you need financial assistance, please email Lauren Pipis at firstname.lastname@example.org before registering.
Tales for Tails
Tales for Tails is an opportunity for students (1st grade – high school) to practice their reading skills in a judgement-free zone while also helping equines, dogs, and cats at our shelter get the socialization they need.
Paint and Pet
It is an opportunity for 8 – 11 year olds to flex their creative muscle and support the amazing world of shelter pets. Experienced and enthusiastic staff will give your child 90 minutes of artistic service learning through an educational lesson, tour, painting, and maybe even a visit with a furry friend!
Pawsitive Service Day
Paws-itive Service Day is an opportunity for 8 – 11 year olds to explore the amazing world of shelter pets. From safety to pet care, we’ll cover it all! Experienced and enthusiastic staff will give your child 2 hours of learning through activities, crafts, and hands-on animal interactions.
Junior Volunteer Club
Junior Volunteer Club meets once a month for 5 months and is an opportunity for 12-15 year olds to gain hands on experience volunteering at the Dumb Friends League. This is a great way to meet a community service goal or simply just to help the homeless pets in our care. Students will work alongside adult volunteers cleaning animal enclosures and working with cats, dogs, and small mammals.
Junior Volunteer Day
Junior Volunteer Day is an opportunity for 12-15 year olds to gain hands on experience volunteering at the Dumb Friends League. This is a great introduction to future volunteer opportunities and is a wonderful way to work towards a community service goal or simply just to help the homeless pets in our care. Students will work alongside adult volunteers and staff as they tend to the daily care of the animals as well as complete other service projects to benefit the animals.
Youth Volunteer Day
Youth Volunteer Day is an opportunity for students aged 8-11 to experience three of our most popular programs in one day: Paint and Pets, Pawsitive Service Day, and Tales for Tails (includes a break for lunch). What should my child bring? Students need to bring a book (to read to read to animals), wear closed-toe shoes, as well as provide their own lunch.