Pet Explorer Day Camps are a great opportunity for kids 6 to 12 years old to learn all about the shelter! During the summer we have one week camp options available and during the spring, our Spring Break camps brings one-day camp options for your kiddos.
A typical day at camp includes learning about the shelter, exploring animal-related careers, making treats for the animals in our care, playing games, crafts and of course - ANIMALS!
2023 SPRING BREAK CAMP DATES
Children may only attend one day of camp
April 3 & 4 - For ages 6-8 *SOLD OUT*
April 5, 6, 7 - For ages 9-12 *SOLD OUT*
2023 PET EXPLORER SUMMER CAMP DATES
Children may only attend one week of camp
All sessions are sold out, but you may still register for our waitlist.
Price: $150 (includes a camp t-shirt)
Week 1 June 5 - 9 for ages 6-8 *SOLD OUT*
Week 2 June 12 - 16 for ages 6-8 *SOLD OUT*
Week 3 June 19 - 23 for ages 9-12 *SOLD OUT*
Week 4 July 10 - 14 for ages 9-12 *SOLD OUT*
Week 5 July 17 - 21 for ages 9-12 *SOLD OUT*
Week 6 July 24 - 28 for ages 9-12 *SOLD OUT*
DECK THE HOWLS *SOLD OUT*
One-day Winter Camp
Registration opens Friday, November 3 at noon!
When: Saturday, December 9, 2023
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: 3020 Hillegas Rd, Fort Wayne, IN in the Education Center
Who: Children ages 5-12
Price: $25 donation to the shelter
What: Children will be able to come to Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control in their Christmas/holiday themed pajamas to enjoy reading to our animals, meeting adoptable animals, making enrichment treats and toys all while learning about the shelter!
*There will be 26 total children attending, two camp counselors and two teen buddy volunteers!*
Teens 13 to 18 years old can apply to be Teen Buddies to assist with camps. Teen Buddies serve as role models for campers, assist camp counselors with cleaning and prepping activities and help supervise the campers during animal interactions.
Teen Buddies can assist with just one week of camp or multiple weeks. Teen Buddies are expected to help the entire duration of camp (9 am to 3 pm).
*ALL 2023 SUMMER CAMP TEEN BUDDY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED*
or call (260) 427-5508