Youth Programs

Gracie's Critter Camp 2016

Summer Youth Program Application - click here for a PDF

Does your child love animals? Are they interested in being a veterinarian or doing other work with animals when they grow up? Then they would be an excellent candidate for Gracie's Critter Camp at Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center!

Gracie's Critter Camp emphasizes project-based learning and features three week-long sessions that provide hands-on activities for youth ages 8-12. Each week-long session includes a lot of learning and fun, with daily projects, crafts, guest speakers, snacks, animal visitors, and animal love-on time. Students take an active role in the program, working with shelter staff to create a safe, clean and healthy environment for all animals at the shelter.


Gracie's Critter Camp strives to enrich the lives of students and animals while encouraging animal advocacy and leadership development. Topics will focus on the issues surrounding pet overpopulation and responsible pet care as well as careers related to companion animal care.


Each session of the program will run one week, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sessions are June 20-24th, June 27th - July 1st or July 11-15th. 


Parents will be required to provide transportation to and from the Saving Grace facility for their child. A snack will be provided daily. Each week-long session costs $100 per participant with limited scholarships and siblings discounts available upon request.


Enrollment is limited to ensure a small student-to-staff ratio which results in adequate supervision and meaningful experiences for every child. Participation and enrollment in the program will be based on a completed application and an evaluation process. Previous enrollment in Gracie's Critter Camp does not guarantee automatic enrollment.


Applications for the program are due Wednesday, June 1st.* Completed applications may be dropped off at Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center and Gracie’s Upscale Re-Sale (formerly Saving Grace Thrift Store). Applications may also be mailed to the PO Box address listed below. Students selected to be in the program will be notified no later than June 6th. If a student is not immediately accepted into the program, you may elect to be placed on a waiting list. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.


*Applications for June 27th - July 1st or July 11-15th camps are still being accepted. Contact Trina at

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