Camp Ruffin' It 2019
Day Camp for 8 to 12 yrs of age
June 24 - 28 & July 22 - 26
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
At the Shelter
“Camp Ruffin' It” is a day camp for 8 to 12 year olds who love animals and want to learn more about them! Camp Ruffin’ It provides ample opportunity to learn more about pets in general, their proper care and responsible pet ownership, the work of an animal shelter, and the training of companion animals. This experience will include both hands-on activities with shelter animals, as well as demonstrations and educational sessions with experts in:
· Dog training basics
· General dog and cat care
· Cat handling
· Pet safety
We will again hold two sessions of camp this summer. The first session is June 24 - June 28 and the second July 22 - July 26 at the Humane Society’s facilities with camp beginning at 8:00 AM and ending at 12:00 PM each day.
Campers will participate in a three to four-person team, led by an adult counselor. Each team will include their very own special Shelter Team Dog, and the campers will care for and work with the dog throughout the week to assist in preparing them for adoption. Parents are invited to Friday’s closing ceremony and to meet the Teams and dogs.
Enrollment will be limited based on the number of adult counselors available to supervise the campers but usually is 18 to 21 campers. Cost of the camp is $115 per camper and will cover supplies, a Camp t-shirt, and snacks.
Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available. If you want to request consideration for a scholarship, attach a one-page request to the front of your application explaining why your child should be considered for a scholarship. Requests will be evaluated based on need.
For questions about camp enrollment and helping with camp, please contact Cindy Buckingham at