Summer camp for animal-loving kids

Six kids attending AHS Youth Camp, petting white dog

AHS Summer Camp is a five-day, animal-themed day camp for kids entering grades 3-8.

Kids spend time immersed in everything animal at one of our three shelter locations. Each camp includes animal-related educational activities, including games, crafts, guest speakers, animal interactions, and more! We create a unique experience for all campers so they can return to our programs year after year!

Summer Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM, unless otherwise noted.

Registration details

The fee is $365 per child. Grade level reflects the grade your child is entering in fall of 2022.

In observance of Independence Day, campers attending week of July 4 will attend camp four days (not five), and the camp fee is reduced to $290.

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Capacities are not updated in live time. 

Golden Valley camps
Camp dates Grade level Available spots
June 20-24 Grades 3-4 FULL
June 20-24 Grades 5-6 FULL
June 27 - July 1 Grades 7-8 FULL
June 27-July 1 Grades 5-6 FULL
July 5-8 (short week) Grades 3-4 FULL
July 5-8 (short week) Grades 5-6 FULL
July 11-15 Grades 7-8 FULL
July 11-15 Grades 5-6 FULL
July 18-22 Grades 3-4 FULL
July 18-22 Grades 7-8 FULL
July 25-29 Grades 7-8 FULL
July 25-29 Grades 5-6 FULL
August 1-5 Grades 7-8 FULL
August 1-5 Grades 3-4 FULL
August 8-12 Grades 7-8 FULL
August 8-12 Grades 3-4 FULL
August 15-19 Grades 5-6 FULL
August 15-19 Grades 3-4 FULL
August 22-26 Grades 7-8 FULL
August 22-26 Grades 5-6 FULL
Coon Rapids camps
Camp dates Grade level Available spots
June 20-24 Grades 5-6 FULL
June 27-July 1 Grades 5-6 FULL
July 5-8 (short week) Grades 3-4 FULL
July 11-15 Grades 7-8 4
July 18-22 Grades 5-6 FULL
July 25-29 Grades 3-4 FULL
August 1-5 Grades 7-8 FULL
August 8-12 Grades 3-4 FULL
August 15-19 Grades 5-6 FULL
August 22-26 Grades 7-8 2
Woodbury camps
Camp dates Grade level Available spots
June 20-24 Grades 5-6 FULL
June 27 - July 1 Grades 7-8 FULL
July 5-8 (short week) Grades 3-4 FULL
July 11-15 Grades 7-8 FULL
July 18-22 Grades 5-6 FULL
July 25-29 Grades 3-4 FULL
August 1-5 Grades 7-8 FULL
August 8-12 Grades 3-4 FULL
August 15-19 Grades 5-6 FULL
August 22-26 Grades 7-8 FULL
St. Paul - University Avenue camps: Just Added!
Camp dates Grade level Available spots
July 18-22 Grades 5-6 11
August 8-12 Grades 3-4 9
August 15-19 Grades 5-6 3
August 22-26 Grades 5-6 10

Camp Policies and FAQ

Read camp policies and FAQs for more information about cancelation, behavior guidelines, and answers to the most frequently asked questions. 

Questions?

If you have questions about youth programs at AHS complete our contact form.

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