Join us for animal-themed fun that will surely leave your tail wagging! Through animal interactions, educational lessons, crafts, games, field trips and visits from local rescue groups, campers will learn how to care for and respect our animal friends.
Because we know that kids love learning about animals year-round, HSHV offers both summer, spring and winter sessions of camp as well as one day programming for school break days. For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Scholarship Information: A limited number of scholarships for Camp PAWS programs are available for families who are in financial need and would not otherwise be able to attend. To apply for a scholarship, please download this Camp PAWS Scholarship Application and submit it no later than Friday, March 31st at 4pm. Scholarship applicants should not register for camp as spaces for scholarships are separate from general registration.
Waitlist Information: Is your preferred session sold out? Get on the Camp PAWS Waitlist.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than 30 days before the camp start date, a refund will be given less a $50 administrative fee, per participant. For cancellations with fewer than 30 days notice, no refunds will be given.
Parent Forms: Forms for all camps will be emailed at least one week prior to your start date. Forms are also available to download at Camp PAWS Parent Forms
Cost: $255 per camper
Hours: 9am-4 pm, Monday through Friday (aftercare available until 5 pm for an additional $45)
- Please check back in August for information on our 2017-2018 school year camps
Camp day with Howell Nature Center’s Nature Bus funded by the Spirit of Alexandria Foundation.
- REGISTER FOR: Session 1 - June 19th - 23rd SOLD OUT
- REGISTER FOR: Session 1 - July 3rd - 7th (this is a 4 day camp week with no camp on July 4th)
- REGISTER FOR: Session 2 - July 31st - Aug. 4th SOLD OUT
- REGISTER FOR: Session 2 - August 14- 18th SOLD OUT
- REGISTER FOR: Session 1 - June 26th - 30th SOLD OUT
- REGISTER FOR: Session 1 - July 10th - 14th SOLD OUT
- REGISTER FOR: Session 2 - August 7th-11th SOLD OUT
- REGISTER FOR: Session 2 - August 21st - 25th SOLD OUT
All Ages (6-11)
- REGISTER FOR: Session 1: July 17th - 21st SOLD OUT
- REGISTER FOR: Session 2: August 28th - September 1st SOLD OUT
- REGISTER FOR: Session 1 - Animal Photography - July 24th-28th SOLD OUT
- REGISTER FOR: Session 2 - Animal Science - August 21st-25th SOLD OUT
- REGISTER FOR: Session 1 - Animal Science - July 10th-14th SOLD OUT
- REGISTER FOR: Session 2 - Animal Photography - August 7th-11th SOLD OUT
For more information on Camp PAWS or Camp PURRS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org