Camps for Young Pet Lovers


 To see our 2016 camp schedule, please scroll to the lower half of this page ...


Online registration for camp opened
at
noon on Tues., March 8, 2016.

If you have questions about camp registration after reading the information below, please contact Donna, Animal Friends University Assistant, dklingelhofer@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org. Monday-Friday.

 

Animal Friends' Summer Camps have been underwritten in part through the generosity of the Butch and Samuel Ash Fund.

We hope you’ll join the fun in the summer of 2016! 

Our Campers 

Grade levels listed below indicate the camper's grade as of the spring of 2016. Students must be registered for the appropriate camp based upon the grade that they complete in the spring of 2016. We do not register students outside of their grade unless the student has an intellectual disability and needs an easier camp curriculum. (If this applies to your student, please contact us before registering.)

Animal Friends' summer camps are not appropriate for students who are allergic to or fearful of dogs, cats or rabbits.

For the safety of the children and animals, all campers must be able to follow verbal directions or be accompanied by an adult who can do so.

We do not provide any pre- or post-camp child care for our campers. Drop-off is ten minutes before the start time listed for the camp session. Pick-up should be within ten minutes of the end time of the camp session. 

Online Registration 

Registration for summer camp must be completed online. We are unable to accept paper or walk-in registrations. Our online registration system, RegPack, accepts Visa or Mastercard.

Due to parental permission slips and required medical information, only the parent or legal guardian of the camper may complete the registration process.

Our camps sell out quickly! 

Before logging in and/or registering, please scroll down this page to be sure the camp of your choosing is not already sold out. If you would like your name added to a wait list for a sold out camp, please provide your name, phone number and the specific name of the camp you are interested in attending, in an email to Donna Klingelhofer, Animal Friends University Assistant, at dklingelhofer@thinkingoutsidethecage.org.

Confirmations 

Once online registration is complete for a particular camp, you will receive a confirmation email shortly thereafter.  If you do not receive the confirmation email, please contact us at dklingelhofer@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org.

Approximately one week prior to the start of camp, you will receive a reminder email. Attached to the reminder email will be a camp pass that you should print and bring to the first day of camp.

Summer Camp Cancellation Policy 

To receive a refund for summer camp, the refund request must be received no later than one month prior to the start date of the registered camp. Refund requests should be sent to Donna Klingelhofer at dklingelhofer@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org or 412.847.7035. Refund requests received after that date will not be accepted, and the tuition will be considered a donation to Animal Friends.

AF 102 Critter Camp
For students in kindergarten or grade 1 in the spring of 2016

Our youngest campers will delight in three consecutive days of fun activities and projects focused on the care and safe handling of companion animals. Stories, crafts, and animal interactions will highlight the experience. Cats, dogs, and rabbits are the featured topics. We will provide snacks and beverages and a camp t-shirt that is to be worn each day. Critter Camp is limited to ten students per session.   

Instructors: Kelly Miller, Ashley Phoenix
Tuition: $65

Critter Camp Session 1 - SOLD OUT!
Dates:Tuesday – Thursday, June 21, 22, 23
Time:1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Critter Camp Session 2 (morning) - SOLD OUT!
Dates:Wednesday – Friday, July 6, 7, 8
Time:9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Critter Camp Session 2 (afternoon) - SOLD OUT!
Dates:Wednesday – Friday, July 6, 7, 8
Time:12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Critter Camp Session 3 - registration closed
Dates:Wednesday – Friday, July 27, 28, 29
Time:11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Would you like to be added to our wait list?  If so, please provide your name, phone number and the name of a specific camp/session of interest in an email to Donna at dklingelhofer@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org - thank you!

AF 103 Camp Animal Friends

For students in grades 2-4 in the spring of 2016

For the budding pet lover or real animal enthusiast, this animal-centered program includes fun projects, care techniques, a craft, games and animal interactions. Proper handling, safety around animals and daily hands-on opportunities are included. Dogs, cats, and rabbits are the featured topics. A camp t-shirt, to be worn daily, and snacks and beverages will be provided. Camp Animal Friends is limited to ten students per session. 

Instructors: Laura Carlino, Daniele Mecchia, Kate Pfeifer
Tuition: $115

Camp Animal Friends Session 1 (morning) - SOLD OUT!
Dates:Monday - Thursday, June 27, 28, 29, 30
Time:9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Camp Animal Friends Session 1 (afternoon) - SOLD OUT!
Dates:Monday - Thursday, June 27, 28, 29, 30
Time:1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Camp Animal Friends Session 2 - SOLD OUT!
Dates:Tuesday - Friday, July 12, 13, 14, 15
Time:1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Camp Animal Friends Session 3 - SOLD OUT!
Dates: Tuesday – Friday, July 19, 20, 21, 22
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Camp Animal Friends Session 4 - SOLD OUT!
Dates:Tuesday – Friday, July 26, 27, 28, 29
Time:2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Camp Animal Friends Session 5 - SOLD OUT!
Dates:Monday - Thursday, August 1, 2, 3, 4
Time:1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Would you like to be added to our wait list? If so, please provide your name, phone number and the name of a specific camp/session of interest in an email to Donna at dklingelhofer@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org - thank you! 

AF 118 Pets Plus

For students in grades 5-6 in the spring of 2016

Our Pets Plus camp includes the traditions of Camp Animal Friends: hands-on time with dogs, cats and rabbits, a craft and animal safety. Our fifth and sixth grade campers also get to participate in an advanced clicker game, humane investigation lesson and behind-the-scenes tour of our medical suite. We will provide snacks and beverages and a camp t-shirt that is to be worn each day. Pets Plus is limited to twelve students per session.

Instructors: Dana Schultz
Tuition: $115

Pets Plus Session 1
Dates:Tuesday – Friday, July 12, 13, 14, 15 - SOLD OUT!
Time:9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Pets Plus Session 2
Dates:Tuesday – Friday, July 19, 20, 21, 22 - SOLD OUT!
Time:9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Pets Plus Session 3
Dates: Monday - Thursday, August 1, 2, 3, 4 - SOLD OUT!
Time: 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Would you like to be added to our wait list? If so, please provide your name, phone number and the name of a specific camp/session of interest in an email to Donna at dklingelhofer@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org - thank you!  

AF 107 Canine Good Manners Camp

For students ages 13-17

Sit. Stay. Down. These are a few basic manners that can help a shelter resident get a forever home. Spend five days working with our camp counselors as they teach you how to help our shelter dogs learn the basics of good behavior using positive reinforcement and reward training techniques. If you want to make a real difference in the life of one of our dogs, this camp is for you. This camp is limited to ten students per session to insure quality interactions. Training materials, daily snacks, a t-shirt, and a graduation pizza party will be provided. (Note: Tennis shoes/sneakers are required daily to handle Animal Friends' dogs. Campers wearing flip flops, sandals or open-back shoes will not be permitted to handle dogs.) Attendance is required all five days listed below due to the high demand for this camp and the dogs' need for consistent daily training.

Instructors: Rose Buckwalter, Bob Dell
Tuition: $130

Canine Good Manners, Level One
For first-time teen campers to Canine Good Manners camp (who are not already Animal Friends dog walkers) and who are 13 - 17 (must be 13 years old by first day of camp).

Dates: Mon. – Fri., Aug. 8 – 12 - SOLD OUT!
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Canine Good Manners, Level Two
For students 13 - 17 who (a) have attended Canine Good Manners teen camp in a previous year(s) or (b) are Animal Friends dog walkers*.

Dates: Mon. – Fri., June 20 – 24 -  Rescheduled to August 15-19 - SOLD OUT!
Time:
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Registration deadline is Monday, June 13 by 5:00 p.m.

*Must be a teen volunteer who has completed Open Paw dog walking orientation and is a volunteer with “active” status. (“Active” status is indicated by having volunteered for Animal Friends as a dog walker within the last 12 months.)

Would you like to be added to our wait list? If so, please provide your name, phone number and the name of a specific camp/session of interest in an email to Donna at dklingelhofer@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org - thank you!
 

 

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562 Camp Horne Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412.847.7000 | Fax: 412.847.7001
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