February Critter Camp at Helen Woodward Animal Center
February Critter Camp
In order to take precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic, this program has several safety protocols in place, which were created based on CDC guidance. Policies are subject to change; please review this webpage carefully.
This website contains information regarding in-person camp, but if you’re looking for virtual enrichment, we have options for that as well! Click here to view details.
Preschool through 6th Grade
Daily sign-ups available
No school? No problem, because we have a camp for that! Kids in San Diego can spend ski week/Presidents’ week with amazing animals in a safe environment. Campers will interact with a variety of species each day as well as create crafts, play games and participate in awesome activities. Sign up for multiple days or come to just one, either way your kids are sure to have fun!
February Camp Themes
Monday – Critter Communication: We can communicate our feelings in various ways, like smiling, singing or saying a phrase. While meeting an alpaca, large parrot, guinea pig, ball python and millipede, campers will find out how each animal expresses themselves.
Tuesday – All Together Now: There’s nothing better than snuggling up with a loved one when it gets chilly, but not all animals feel that way! Campers will interact with a chicken, frog, bearded dragon, miniature horse and small parrot while learning about the relationships that animals have with people, their environment and each other.
Wednesday – Fight or Flight: You will meet a dove, blue-tongued skink, rabbit, goat and box turtle while you discover how each critter deals with conflict and how they protect themselves and others.
Thursday – Beware of the Crisp Air: We can bundle up to stay warm and still have fun frolicking in the snow, but how do animals survive the harsh winter months? Find out how different adaptations make certain animals better suited for the cold as you interact with a duck, chinchilla, leopard gecko, sheep and hermit crab.
Friday – Pawsitive Impact: Interact with a Madagascar hissing cockroach, pigeon, dog, rosy boa and miniature donkey as you find out why we should value each animal and what we can do to help them.
Species may vary depending on animal health and safety
Must be at least 5 years old to pet reptiles
February Camp Times, Rates & Discounts
Daily February 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 child, per day for Kindergarten through 6th Grade. No extended care hours on Monday, February 15
**We also offer an 8 a.m. drop-off for Preschool for $10 per child, per day. (No late pickup available for Preschool). No extended care hours on Monday, February 15
Daily February Camp Rates
Preschool (must be at least 4 years old): $65 per child, per day
Kindergarten through 6th Grade: $85 per child, per day
*Hot lunch is available for $9 per day and includes an entrée and two sides. Please provide your child with 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 is 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. Due to the limited space during COVID-19, you must purchase a registration for the aide as well.**
- 15% off camp tuition for active military (Call us at 858-756-4117 ext. 318 for the code.)
- Automatically receive $5 off camp tuition when registering siblings. (Must register siblings at the same time. Applies to one sibling.)
- Automatically receive the 5th day free if you register for 5 sessions. (Per child. Must register for the sessions at the same time.)
Register for February Critter Camp in San Diego today!
Click here to carefully review the safety protocols. (Subject to change, last updated 12/9/20) **Protocols are subject to change. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-756-4117 ext. 318 if you have any questions or concerns.
**Protocols are subject to change. You can reach us at email@example.com or 858-756-4117 ext. 318 if you have any questions or concerns.
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