Join Us For Critter Camp!

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Registration for Critter Camp 2022 is closed. All available slots have been filled.
Please check back next year to join us!

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 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:

  • Group sizes reduced.  With fewer campers, each individual’s experience (with activities, animal time, etc.) will be amplified.
  • Camper movement throughout the building will be limited.  Use of outdoor spaces will be included each day, weather permitting.
  • Campers may wear masks if they feel inclined to do so.

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.

We have a limited number of partial scholarships available for those requiring financial assistance and also offer a sibling discount. Please contact our Fundraising Assistant, Natalie Moak, at [email protected] for more information.

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.

Check out our camp wish list! You can help us give the campers an amazing experience by purchasing items through this link and having them sent directly to LHS for Critter Camp.

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