Camp Happy Tails introduces kids to the wonders and wows of the animal kingdom while learning compassion and respect for the world around them.
Our hands-on educational program allows kids to explore behind the scenes at the Potter League and unleashes a love for making a difference in animals’ lives.
By giving kids a rewarding experience working with animals and learning about animal welfare, we provide them with lessons to help them make responsible decisions regarding animals and people in their lives.
From sun up to sun down, these animals need care! How do we get it all done every single day at Potter League? And how is it different from a zoo, a sanctuary, or a pet store? Let’s learn the answers to these questions and more, and then come up with ideas for our own pet care havens.
Each day, we’ll learn about a job that gives you the privilege to work with or support animals every day! And of course, we’ll spend some time with our shelter veterinarian, vet tech, and training team. We’ll interview people with careers within Potter League and maybe have some guest visitors!
It’s time to take action. Campers will learn about what they can do to help improve the lives of animals. We will take on projects big and small to see what kind of results helping hands can have. Animal well-being is a BIG topic, but we’ll break it down and get to work.
What defines an animal shelter? Where do the animals come from? What do the workers actually do? We will explore all of these questions while learning the “ins and outs” of Potter League’s Animal Care and Adoption Center.
Each day, we’ll learn about a job that gives you the privilege to work with or support animals every day! And of course, we’ll spend some time with our shelter veterinarian, vet tech, and training team. What kind of education do you need for these jobs, and what does it actually entail?
Campers will learn about the significance of animal enrichment, especially within a shelter. We will make toys, build mazes, and help improve the daily lives of the Potter League animals. Then, we’ll start to envision ways animal well-being can be improved in bigger ways.
Fees include all materials, activities, lessons, and additional COVID-19 cleaning and safety measures taken. Campers will have a blast each week with animal interactions, games, crafts, & guest speakers! Lunch is not provided. Campers must bring their own non-microwaveable and nonperishable lunch and water bottle.
Please Note: Some of the animals in our care are provided daily enrichment that includes peanut butter. We cannot ensure that campers will not come in contact with surfaces that have trace amounts. For this reason, we do not recommend that children with severe peanut allergies attend camp.
Scholarship applications are available here. The deadline for scholarship submissions is March 31, 2023. If you have any questions, please email Rhiannon Lynn Annin at email@example.com.
9am – 3pm at the Potter League’s Animal Care & Adoption Center – $300 per week
(Extended day available from 3pm – 5pm for $15 per day. Please indicate number of extended days required for the camp week when registering.)