Critter Camp

Critter Camp

  • $180.00
    Unit price per 

Three half-days + Optional Field Trip Day
2024 CC open enrollment begins April 15!
Early enrollment (additional fee) begins March 15

Our original half day camp! For kids who aren't old enough for all day camps, Critter Camp provides the perfect opportunity to ease children into the day camp experience with shirt, three hour sessions. Three half days will be held at Pet World and then the last day, if they're ready, is an optional field trip to visit and feed the tortoises at our private Nature Preserve! Family can join us for the field trip or we will provide free transportation for kids whose parents can't attend. The last day field trip is a great opportunity to hike and see where kids will be spending a lot of their time as they transition to the more advanced camps taught through The Nature Objective and return each summer. Parents are invited to join us for this first field trip experience and then will be invited back one more time during Wilderness Camp when kids are 10 and it's their last summer with us.

Note: Critter Camp is billed through our original company, Pet World, and is held on site at Pet World. The optional, last day field trip will be billed through The Nature Objective and will happen off site at the nature preserve.  

Critter Camp AM: Tues-Fri, 8:30 - 11:30am
May 28 - 31, 2024   $180 + $60 Field Trip Fee 
Click here to ENROLL NOW in Critter Camp
Enrollment Forms become activate at 10am, March 15

Critter Camp PM: Tues-Fri, 1:00 - 4:00pm
May 28 - 31, 2024  $180 + $60 Field Trip Fee 

Click here to ENROLL NOW in Critter Camp
Enrollment Forms become active at 10am, March 15

Includes camp shirt, daily camp laundry, snacks. Optional field trip to tortoise farm available for extra fee on the last day and FREE field trip transportation if parents are unable to join us.
Open Enrollment begins April 15*
*Early Registration opens April 1 (addl fee)
*Super Early Registration opens March 15 (addl fee)

Animal Camp
Camp counselor showing campers a worm snake found on a field trip.

Please e-mail questions to Ande at 

All Invoices, forms, and registrations will be handled electronically.

The Fine Print: Online registration forms are updated by 10am on March 15. Please check the year on the form before submitting or the price may be incorrect. Parents, please submit completed forms at your earliest convenience. We call our programs "summer camps" for convenience but actually they are classified as instructional, topic/task specific classes under K.S.A. 65-501 which are exempt from licensing requirements (similar to a sports training camp or Vacation Bible School). Our programs are private and sometimes used for childcare, however, because they are less than five weeks in duration, they are not classified as daycare. Even though licensing is not required, our instructors and leaders are fully trained in animal husbandry, local nature, certified in rescue, first aid, and CPR, and we maintain an adult to child ratio of 1 adult to 6 kids. Enrollment is limited because we keep our groups very small.   

Open Enrollment
Registration with no additional fees is first come, first served, beginning when the store opens on APRIL 15 (tax day).

Early Enrollment

It's possible to pay an additional, early registration fee and register beginning March 15. Early, prepaid registrations are processed in the order received as long as they are accompanied by the early fee. First time camp parents can stop by in person and we'll help you through the process or you can enroll from your own computer. The numbers of available spots are updated every day from March 15 until all camps are sold out (which usually happens every year by mid May).