Spring Critter Camp
Spring Critter Camp at Helen Woodward Animal Center
Automatically receive $5 off each day’s tuition if you register before February 25!
(More discounts listed below)
Kids in San Diego can spend Spring Break with awesome animals at Critter Camp! Your child’s appreciation for all critters will flourish as they interact with animals, create crafts, play games and more. Each day has a unique theme and a variety of species for kids to meet. Sign up for multiple days or come to just one, either way, your kids are sure to have fun!
Spring Camp Themes
Monday – Cheerful Chirping
The sun is shining and the birds are chirping; what do critters communicate about and how do they take in information? Kids will learn the answer as they interact with a goat, large parrot, lizard, rabbit and hermit crab.
Tuesday – Hoppy to be Home
Campers will interact with an alpaca, duck, turtle, chinchilla and small parrot as they discover what “home” means for each of these animals and how their adaptations help them during transitional times.
Wednesday – Nourish and Flourish
This warm season brings a bounty of food, which is wonderful news for growing critters! Campers will find out about the eating habits of each animal while they meet a sheep, dove, rosy boa, tortoise and millipede.
Thursday – When is it best to leave the nest?
While interacting with a miniature horse, chicken, frog, guinea pig and ball python, campers will find out which animal families bloom during spring and will discover the different parenting styles that exist in nature.
Friday – Best Buds
Spring is a time of new beginnings, so how can we re-write the story of our relationship with animals and the planet we share? Kids will find out as they meet a miniature donkey, pigeon, leopard gecko, dog, Madagascar hissing cockroach and visit the Adoptions department.
Species may vary depending on animal health and safety
Must be at least 5-years-old to pet reptiles
Spring Camp Times, Rates, Options and Discounts
Daily Spring 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 pick-up available for Preschool)
Daily Spring Camp Rates
Preschool (must be at least 4 years old): $58 per day
Kindergarten through 6th Grade: $77 per day
*Lunch options are available for $9 per day and include 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 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 code.)
- Automatically receive $5 off each day’s camp tuition when registering siblings. (Must register siblings at the same time)
- Automatically receive $5 off each day’s tuition if you register before February 25.
- Automatically receive $50 off if you register for 5 days.