AWA Summer Camp

Looking for a fun, educational and unique activity for your child this summer?

Look no further than Camp Tails & Whiskers at AWA!

AWA Camp Tails & Whiskers 2024

Camp Tails & Whiskers is a summer camp like no other. It gives animal lovers from 6-13 the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of animal rescue and be empowered to make a difference in the lives of animals. Activities will be S.T.E.A.M. focused, including behind-the-scenes tours of the AWA Pet Clinic, exploring animal biology and even designing personal dream shelters.

Camps will begin on Monday, June 17th 2024 and run through the end of August.

Each camp session is Monday-Friday from 9am – 3pm with optional aftercare available until 5:30pm.

Cost: $320/ week, $25/ day for optional aftercare.

Location: AWA Summer camp is held right at our Voorhees, NJ facility.

Note: While campers may sign up for multiple weeks, please be advised that many activities will be repeated across camp sessions.

For more information please contact AWA’s Education Department:
856-424-2288 ext. 219

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Camp Activities: Ages 6-9
Your camper will engage in lots of fun, animal-inspired activities, including: -Create adoption advertisements for their favorite shelter pet -Make and distribute toys, and learn about the importance of enrichment -Learn choreographed dances to illustrate animal body language and safety
Camp Activities: Ages 10-13
Your camper will engage in lots of fun, animal-inspired activities, including: -Designing and engineering a diorama of the perfect animal shelter. -Using microscopes to learn about common animal diseases and parasites, and even take samples from our pond to observe living organisms -Exploring how veterinary medicine has advanced through crafts, activities and games -and much more!
Scholarship Assistance for Campers
Thanks to our sponsor AAA South Jersey, we will have limited scholarships available this summer for qualified children to attend camp. See if your child qualifies and apply for a summer camp scholarship today. Thanks, AAA South Jersey!
Become a Counselor in Training: Ages 14-17
Are you 14-17 and wish you could attend Camp Tails & Whiskers? Want a chance to be around animals while learning valuable life and career skills? Counselors in Training will get to participate in all activities while assisting camp counselors throughout the week. This is a great opportunity for teens interested in careers working with animals, education, and related professions. Interested in becoming a C.I.T.? Email and make sure to include the following: Subject: Summer Camp Counselor Why are you interested in becoming a Counselor in Training? What weeks of camp are you available? How many weeks would you like to participate? Do you have experience working with kids or animals? Note: 14 yr-old applicants will only be eligible for sessions with ages 6-9.

What is Camp Tails & Whiskers?

Camp Tails & Whiskers is a summer camp based in Voorhees, NJ offering week-long sessions for children on summer vacation looking to learn about animals in a fun environment.

  • Campers age 6-9 will focus on building empathy skills by learning about animal care, safety, and body language through fun crafts and games designed to engage them both physically and emotionally. 
  • Ages 10-13 will take a more scientific approach, learning about animal behavior, veterinary medicine, and animal-related careers through experiments and expert demonstrations. 

Campers will spend their days with our counselors at the Animal Adoption & Education Centers and outdoors along our dog walking trails. They will also hear from a variety of guest speakers, with some animal guest stars, too!

Campers will leave inspired to lead the next generation of animal advocates.