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Camp Ruffin' It 2024

Day camp for kids ages 8 -12
July 8-12, 2024
8 am to 12 pm
At the Humane Society of Parkersburg

“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

·        Bathing

·        Grooming

·        General dog and cat care

·        Cat handling

·        Pet safety


Two sessions are scheduled for 2024 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 small team of no more than five, led by an adult counselor and junior counselor. Each team will include their very own special Shelter Team Dog. 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 to meet the Teams and dogs.


Enrollment will be limited to 40 campers per session. The cost of the camp is $125 per camper and will cover supplies, a camp t-shirt, water and snacks.  The content of the two sessions is identical, so we do not permit dual enrollment. 


Scholarships:  A limited number of scholarships are available.  If you want to request consideration for a scholarship, attach a one-page request to an email to 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

All slots for both sessions of Camp Ruffin' It 2024 are filled.  

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