Fall Critter Camp
Fall Break Critter Camp
Daily sign-ups available
Preschool through 6th Grade
Automatically receive $5 off the daily tuition if you register by September 30!
(More discounts listed below.)
We know that school breaks can be tough for busy parents and boring for active kids, which is why we try to offer as many Critter Camps as possible — including one during Fall Break! Each day offers an opportunity for kids in San Diego to learn about animals through hands-on encounters with a variety of species, plus themed games, crafts and activities.
Fall Camp Themes
Monday, October 22: Survival of the Species
Meet a Vietnamese walking stick, chinchilla, duck, blue-tongued skink and goat as you discover the awesome adaptations that allow each animal to survive and thrive.
Tuesday, October 23: Whose lair is over there?
How does an animal’s habitat influence certain adaptations? Find out when you interact with a hermit crab, parrot, alpaca, bearded or water dragon and chicken.
Wednesday, October 24: “Hey” is for horses!
Even though animals don’t use words like we do, they do have various forms of communication! Learn how they get their message across as you interact with a guinea pig, parrot, miniature horse, leopard gecko and rat.
Thursday, October 25: Fall Food Web
There are many factors that distinguish an animal as predator or prey. Interact with a millipede, rabbit, dove, snake and sheep as you find out if these animals are more likely to hunt or hide and if the cooler temperatures affect their appetites.
Friday, October 26: Change for the Better
It may be getting darker earlier and the chill might be setting in, but animals are still there to brighten our days and warm our hearts, which are just a couple of reasons why we should show them compassion. Meet a Madagascar hissing cockroach, dog, pigeon, miniature donkey, California desert tortoise and visit the Adoptions department while you discover all of the ways that animals help people and how we can help animals.
Species may vary depending on animal health, safety and availability.
Fall Camp Times, Rates, Options and Discounts
Daily Fall Camp Times
Preschool (must be at least 4 years old): 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Kindergarten through 6th Grade: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
*Extended Care is offered from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. for $20 per day for Kindergarten through 6th Grade.
*We also offer an 8 a.m. drop-off for Preschool for $10 per day. (No late pickup available for Preschool)
Daily Fall Camp Rates
Preschool (must be at least 4 years old): $58 per day
Kindergarten through 6th Grade: $73 per day
*Lunch options are available for $8 per day and include an entrée and two sides. Please provide your child a snack and water bottle each day.
*All campers must be able to use the restroom confidently and on their own.
*We know that camp sounds fun for kids AND adults, but this camp for kids only! **If your child has an aide at school and you plan to have them come to camp with your child, please call us at 858-756-4117 ext. 318 so that we can help them complete the fingerprint process. All aides MUST be fingerprinted through us in order to attend camp.**
• 15% off camp tuition for active military. (Call us at 858-756-4117 ext. 318 for the coupon code.)
• Automatically receive $5 off the daily tuition when registering siblings. (Must register siblings at the same time)
• Automatically receive $20 off the daily tuition if you register for 5 sessions. (Per child. Must register for the sessions at the same time)
• Automatically receive $5 off the daily tuition if you register by September 30.
Your camp fee may provide a partial tax credit, check with your tax professional to see if you qualify!