Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Whether your child is a giant animal lover and just wants to spend a week doing everything animal, or they need a little experience and education before you add a furry friend to the family, our summer camp program will be purr-fect for them!

Animal camp is educational and fun! Through hands on lessons, animal interactions and many animal themed activities children of all age levels have an opportunity to engage and foster care for the animals at our facility. Camps are $395 for five-day sessions and $375 for four-day sessions. All camps are held between 9am-3pm each day. Limited financial assistance for qualified applicants is availalbe.

Camps are designed based on the grade your child will be entering in the fall. When signing up for camp, please choose a session based on the grade they will enter at the end of the summer.

GRADES 1-3

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Campers will learn the key elements when it comes to caring for a pet. Each camper will receive a plush animal on Monday and will be responsible for “fostering” (caring for) that animal for the week. Each day there will be crafts, games and other activities that relate to the care and responsibility of having a pet, including veterinary services and training. Campers will have a daily journal and a small amount of work to complete at home.

The full day of this sessions allow us to do additional activities with our youngest campers such as a field trip to Emerald Glen Park at our Dublin location and more time for shelter animal enrichment and care. Daily animal interaction is included for all camps, with both shelter and therapy animals.

Dublin

Oakland

GRADES 6-8

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Our 6-8 grade summer animal camp is designed for those children who love working with animals and want to gain some hands on experience. Each child will be paired up and matched with one of our dogs that is available for adoption on Monday and they will work as a team to train the dog different skills and behaviors throughout the week. Campers will also have the opportunity to help provide care and enrichment for some of the cats in our care. We know that many of the students who attend this camp are considering working with animals in the future, so each week there will be a few guest speakers to highlight different animal careers. This is our most popular program so register early to reserve your camper’s spot!

Dublin

Oakland

GRADES 9-12

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Our 6-8 grade summer animal camp is designed for those children who love working with animals and want to gain some hands on experience. Each child will be paired up and matched with one of our dogs that is available for adoption on Monday and they will work as a team to train the dog different skills and behaviors throughout the week. Campers will also have the opportunity to help provide care and enrichment for some of the cats in our care. We know that many of the students who attend this camp are considering working with animals in the future, so each week there will be a few guest speakers to highlight different animal careers. This is our most popular program so register early to reserve your camper’s spot!

Dublin

Oakland

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Where to Find us

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Adoption Center & Theodore B. Travers
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8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 6pm
510-569-0702

Veterinary Clinic Hours
Monday - Saturday
(by appointment)
510-569-1606

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410 Hegenberger Road
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Tuesday - Saturday
(by appointment)
510-639-7387

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Adoption Center & Spay Neuter Clinic

4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

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Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 6pm
925-479-9670
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925-479-9674
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