Are you looking for a way to give your little ones a super summer camp experience? Your search can end here because at Critter Camp, kids will be surrounded by superheroes! Through hands-on interactions, campers will discover each animal’s amazing adaptations and their ability to improve our lives and our planet. Spots disappear for your animal camp for kids quickly, so register today!
Summer Critter Camp 2020
In order to take precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Summer Critter Camp has several modifications. These changes were made to ensure everyone’s safety and were created based on CDC guidance. Modifications are subject to change. Please review this webpage carefully.
Click here to view details about our virtual Summer Critter Camp option!
A Wonderful San Diego Summer Animal Camp for Kids
Where kids connect with animals!
June 8–August 28, 2020
Kindergarten through 6th Grade
Summer Critter Camp is San Diego’s best animal camp for kids Kindergarten through 6th grade!
Children will experience amazing animal interactions and summer camp activities, including animal-themed games, crafts, songs and more!
CLICK HERE to carefully review this year's camp modifications. Protocols liable to change. Last updated 6/10/2020 **Modifications are subject to change. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
12:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. *Policies, topics, animals, and crafts are the same in the morning and afternoon.
**Modifications are subject to change. Reach out to us at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Summer Camp Theme, Kindergarten–6th Grade
Click to view details! Activities will be similar to the following and may include: Species and activities may vary depending on animal health, safety, and availability. Must be at least 5-years-old to pet/hold reptiles. This is not a full list of the animals that campers will interact with during the week – they will meet the majority of the species that are a part of the Education department.
Activities will be similar to the following and may include:
Species and activities may vary depending on animal health, safety, and availability.
Must be at least 5-years-old to pet/hold reptiles.
This is not a full list of the animals that campers will interact with during the week – they will meet the majority of the species that are a part of the Education department.
Critter Camp Schedule
Kindergarten–6th Grade (as of Fall 2020)
Surrounded by Superheroes
Week 1**: June 8–12
Week 2**: June 15–19
Week 3**: June 22–26
Week 4: June 29–July 2 (no camp on July 3)
Week 5: July 6–10
Week 6: July 13–17
Week 7: July 20–24
Week 8: July 27–31
Week 9: August 3–7
Week 10: August 10–14
Week 11: August 17–21
Week 12: August 24–28
** Indicates a week in which campers should only register if parents/guardians are essential workers or live locally.
Critter Camp Times, Rates, Options and Discounts
Critter Camp Times
Kindergarten through 6th Grade: Morning session, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Afternoon session, 12:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Critter Camp Rates
Kindergarten through 6th Grade: $195 per week, per child (Week 4 rate is $156)
*All campers must be able to use the restroom confidently and on their own.
*We know that our animal camp kids sounds fun for both 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, you will need to purchase two spots at camp (one for the child, one for the aide) and 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.)
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“Not only did my son get to meet lots of cool animals, but he was able to build social confidence through learning interesting facts about them in the kind, compassionate environment encouraged by the educators and the overall mission of the Center.” ~Theresa K.
“This was the best summer camp of his summer. He is wondering why he has to go to kindergarten – he’d rather spend all year in Critter Camp. Thanks so much.” ~Dana G.
“My son had a great week! He was excited to go to camp every day and came home talking about what he learned and did. He loved his counselor and told me she was the best counselor he ever had at camp. He said he wanted to go back for 2 weeks next year!” ~Jaimee S.
“My kids loved how hands-on it was and I loved how easy the drop off/pick up was. I also loved how the camp was simple for the parents (no asking to put the kids in a certain color shirt each day or pack different clothes, etc.)” ~Sarah S.
“I especially liked the questions/answers that were provided in the parent information e-mail before camp started. Each day on the ride home, I asked the kids the questions of the day and they were able to answer with lots of details and additional facts. They were excited to share and I was impressed!” ~Courtney E.
“This is a great program, so fun and we love that it’s educational as well. We learn a lot as parents too because our kids can’t stop talking about the animals and everything they learned. Great job!” ~Sarah L.
“Thank you for sharing your outstanding resources with our community and for providing an excellent educational experience for my son… He loved it, and he looks forward to future camps at the animal center.” ~Jaquelin D.