Critter Camp is a week long day camp designed especially for children who love animals! Age-appropriate activities and field trips teach young people about animal care in a fun, safe, hands-on environment.
Instructing the Campers will be Brother Wolf staff, long-time volunteers, and guest presenters. Speakers include wildlife rehabilitators, a service dog trainer, and representatives from Phoenix Landing bird rescue and Friends 2 Ferals.
Understanding dog and cat behavior is an invaluable life skill, helping young people to be confident, safe, and compassionate when meeting new pets, or interacting with their own furry friends. At Critter Camp, young people will work closely with Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA, who has been a professional trainer since 1997.
In addition to understanding cat and dog behavior, children will learn the value of socializing pets at a young age, and will pick up training techniques that can be used with dogs and cats at home, and in the adoption center if they choose to volunteer in the future.
A visit to the Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic in Asheville (with parent's permission) offers kids the chance to witness a real spay or neuter surgery during their 'behind the scenes' tour. This nationally-recognized facility hosts veterinarians and externs from across the country, and will help Campers understand the importance of spaying and neutering.
All classes run from 8am-4:30pm. Enrollment fee is $300 per camper; additional sibling is $250. Healthy snacks will be provided daily. Please call 828-575-2699 for more information. If we're unable to take your call, please let a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Sessions are tailored to your child’s grade in the upcoming year:
Grades 3 and 4: June 17-June 21 or July 22-July 26
Grades 5 and 6: June 24- June 28 or July 29- August 2
Grades 7 and up: July 8- July 12 or August 5-August 9