We are thrilled to host Critter Camp in-person this year! Critter Camp is a hands-on camp designed for children ages 6-11 who have a strong interest in veterinary care and animal welfare. Campers enjoy pet-related activities and an educational week with our staff and critters. Multiple guest speakers visit campers throughout the week, including visits from an officer from Lexington Fayette Animal Care and Control, vet tech staff, and certified therapy dogs. If you have a child who wishes to develop their love and interest in animals, this is the camp for them!

Like much of the past year, camp will be different this year. As always, safety for our campers is our main priority. We are implementing safety measures that include wearing face masks at all times, social distancing, enhanced cleaning methods, and extended safety protocols. To best accommodate these safety measures, we have reduced the capacity of each camp session. 

To safely hold camp this year, we have made the following adjustments:

  • Face coverings required for all campers and staff.
  • Group sizes reduced.  With fewer campers, each individual’s experience (with activities, animal time, etc.) will be amplified.
  • Temperature checks will be done each morning.  More details on the check-in process to come.
  • Camper movement throughout the building will be limited.  Use of outdoor spaces will be included each day, weather permitting.

Please be aware that despite all of our best efforts, Critter Camp may still be subject to change or take place virtually depending on risks associated with COVID-19. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility. By attending camp this summer, you are recognizing the risks associated with participating in group activities. LHS in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in our programs or accessing our facilities.

All camp sessions are 9am-12pm and transportation is the responsibility of the child’s parent or guardian. All scheduled dates are finalized; switching weeks of camp will not be permitted. Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds.

PLEASE NOTE: Peanuts and products containing peanuts are used throughout the LHS facility.

Click here for the Critter Camp FAQ.