Camping with the Critters

So it’s Spring Break across San Diego County, and there is no shortage of great camp options for the kiddos, that’s for sure. But if your littles love animals, check out this message from the Helen Woodward Animal Center, which is generously gifting a Spring Critter Camp spot to one lucky reader!

Helen Woodward Animal Center
Spring Critter Camp 2012
April 2nd -13th
For Grades PreK-5th

Come meet horses, bunnies, birds, snakes, lizards, and much more at Spring Critter Camp!

As they have fun, campers learn respect, compassion and how to provide a lifetime of care for animals. Our camp provides an enthusiastic staff of instructors, hands-on animal encounters, and fun, animal related crafts, games, and activities that are age and developmentally appropriate. Sign up for a day, or two, or the whole week! Check out our website for daily themes and to sign up today!

If you’d like to enter to win a spot at this spring’s Critter Camp, simply leave a comment here with your preferred week and age of your child. If you’ve ever been to the Helen Woodward Animal Center, tell us what you thought!

The Helen Woodward Animal Center has offered Critter Camp for 40 years! The money raised goes right back to help the animals found in this unique, private, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals and enriching the lives of people. For more than 30 years, our no-kill Center has provided humane care and animal adoption for orphaned animals, as well as animal-centered educational and therapeutic programs for people. The Center is a dynamic, evolving institution that is an agent of change for the animal welfare world. Not only are we operating innovative and beneficial programs for animals and people, but we are teaching others around the world how to successfully market and promote their animal adoption and humane programs and stop the senseless death of thousands of animals.

17 thoughts on “Camping with the Critters

  1. Windy says:

    My daughter, Danielle, is 6 and loves animals! She would be able to go to camp the week of 7/9 or 8/6. She’s always pretending to be a cat – we call her DC Kitty! And she is determined to have a horse when she grows up!

  2. momsguide says:

    Congrats to Nancy North who was just picked as the winner of one week of Critter Camp! Nancy, please send me your contact info. at so that I can help you get set up with camp. Yay!

  3. Aryn says:

    My son Ben is 6 and would love to attend the Snakes and Lizards camp (so I don’t have to take him to see snakes and lizards) the week of July 16th. I believe it is week 6. Thanks Jennifer.

  4. Ehrin says:

    My daughter is 5 and would LOVE to attend from April 9-13! Thanks so much for the fun giveaway!

  5. Nicole with Nathan says:

    My son Nathan, 4, just got a puppy and is very good with animals and would love love love a chance to have a week at critter camp! He would be able to attend whichever week works best for everyone. Thanks for running this competition as to possibly let one of our kids have this wonderful opportunity! Nicole with Nathan

  6. Connie Cotton says:

    My daughter would love to do this. Spring break is the first week of April.

  7. Danielle says:

    My son is 3 and we’d love to attend the June 7th & June 8th pre-k only camp!

  8. Cindy Bayless says:

    My son Ben who is 4, would love to come spend some time with the animals! His break is next week, April 2nd. This would entertain him while his brother is still in school waiting for his break.

  9. Tara Ruggieri says:

    My daughter Chiara is 6 and would love so much to spend a week with the animals, or even a few days! Spring break is April 9-13th for her. She’s got her fingers toes arms and legs crossed as I type this! 🙂

  10. Jessica Miles says:

    My son is 4 and would be thrilled to be able to participate in the April 9th week of camp. He loves animals!

  11. Renee Zau says:

    My 7-year-old loved his field trip to the zoo last week and would really enjoy attending Critter Camp the week of April 9. His older sister and a friend want to volunteer there because they have great facilities and programs for teens. Thanks!

  12. Laurie Guthrie says:

    My daughter, Karlene (age5), would be thrilled to attend the second week of camp!!!!

  13. Brandi Smith says:

    Serenity 5 would have so much fun at this camp.

  14. Alicja says:

    My daughter did a few days last summer and still talks about it! I’d love for her to experience it again any of those weeks. She is 6 and in Kindergarten. Thank you!

  15. Virginia says:

    My daughter is 4 1/2 and would love to attend the week of April 2nd camp! Thanks

  16. Nancy North says:

    Hi! My daughter’s name is Leinani. She loves animals and brightly tells everyone she wants to be a vetenarian when she grows up. She loves lizards, snakes (catches them both in our backyard!), goats, dogs and any other animal! She would love to attend. She is 5 years old.

  17. Teela King says:

    My son’s name is Mekah Walker. he is 5 and would love the experience he has been really into the outdoors lately. Especially bugs! haha hes school goes on spring break next week. so we hope we win. yaya

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