Critter Camp

Critter Camp, the Valley Humane Society’s summer program for children 9-14, has gone virtual this year because of health concerns and Alameda County restrictions on in-person gatherings.

Much like the traditional Critter Camp, those enrolled in the on-line version will learn about the proper care of pets, pet safety, and careers working with animals. The weeklong sessions will run through July.

Each session will include two daily blocks – 10 a.m. - noon and 1-2 p.m. – with some group activities conducted live via the video-conferencing software Zoom. Other lessons will involve pre-recorded videos, online worksheets, and activities for independent work. Access to a printer is recommended.

The cost for Virtual Critter Camp is $150 per child, half the usual cost for the onsite camp, and includes a camp t-shirt and a take-home kit with all the necessary supplies. Registration for Virtual Critter Camp is ongoing at