Critter Camp

All three sessions of our 2017 Critter Camp are FULL!!  Registration is closed.  We are accepting scholarship applications until May 31st.  See below for details!

Critter Camp is designed to be a fun, educational experience for kids who love animals!  At this time, our camps are designed for children ages 8-10.  Kids must fall within this age range at the time of desired camp session.  We limit each child to attending camp one session per summer.

There will be three one-week camp sessions this summer.  The 2017 schedule will be:

Week 1:  July 10 – July 14
Week 2:  July 24 – July 28
Week 3:  August 7 – August 11

All sessions are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Registration includes a camp t-shirt, daily vegetarian lunch & snacks.

Campers will:

  • interact with a variety of domestic animals, large & small
  • be immersed in animal-related educational activities, crafts, and games
  • learn about animal behavior for both domestic and wild animals
  • meet WHS staff and animal experts in the community
  • perform hands-on activities that will benefit shelter animals
  • learn what it takes to be a responsible pet owner
  • learn fun facts about horses, farm animals, reptiles, birds and other animals
  • take home useful advice about veterinary care, pet first aid and more!

Click here to download the 2017 Critter Camp Registration Form!

Please contact Zakia at or (360) 733-2080 ext. 3116 with questions.

2017 Critter Camp Scholarship:


One of the missions of the Whatcom Humane Society is to promote humane treatment and respect for animals in our community through education.  We believe that education should be attainable for everyone in our community regardless of  financial limitations.  As such, we have created a scholarship for youth in our community who require financial assistance to attend Critter Camp.  Three winners (one child per session) will be chosen to receive this scholarship.


This scholarship provides the full cost of one week of Critter Camp.  Deadline for scholarship submissions is Wednesday May 31, 2017 at 6:00 pm.  Click here for scholarship application details!

Please contact Zakia at or (360) 733-2080 ext. 3116 with questions.