Critter Keepers: Animal Care Summer Camp

$ 250 usd
+ available add-ons
Mon, Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM CDT – Fri, Jul 19, 2024, 1:30 PM CDT
Eco-Justice Center, 7133 Michna Rd, Racine, WI, United States Map
Critter Keepers: Animal Care Summer Camp

Ages 6-8 – Critter Keepers: Animal Care

Session 2: July 15-19

Hey future wildlife champions! Get ready for a wild and wonderful week of Critter Keepers: Animal Care Camp! Join us as we dive into the exciting world of caring for our animal friends, feeding goats their favorite treats, taking chickens for walks to their pastures, and playing detective to check on animal health. Unleash your creativity with fun crafts made with alpaca fur and master the art of goat brushing as part of their health care routine. Critter Keepers is not just a camp; it's your gateway to a week of outdoor adventure. Join us for a wild ride into the world of feathered, furry, and fuzzy friends at the Eco-Justice Center!

*NEW* Early Care:

Introducing "Early Care," a brand-new offering this summer to make mornings a breeze for busy parents or guardians and provide a seamless transition into our exciting camp activities. Available from 7:30 am to 9:00 am, this optional early drop-off service ensures a stress-free start to your child's day.

For just $55 for the entire camp week, "Early Care" provides a nurturing setting where campers can gather, play games, and connect with friends before the official start of camp. Whether you have multiple drop-offs or are heading to work, this new program is designed to offer a convenient and engaging way to kickstart the day's adventures. Give your child the gift of a smooth morning routine with EJC’s Summer Camp Early Care by selecting is as an add on during check out!

Camp Hours: Monday-Friday

  • 9:00am-3:00pm: Monday-Thursday
  • 9:00am-1:30pm: Friday

Drop Off Time:

  • Early Care Option – 7:30-9:00am Monday - Friday
  • General Camp Drop Off - 8:50-9:00am Monday - Friday

Pick Up Time:

  • 3:00-3:10pm Monday - Thursday
  • 1:30pm Friday

Friday Lead & Learn Event:

Families are invited to join campers at the Eco-Justice Center from 11:30am-1:30pm on Friday, the last day of camp for the Lead & Learn event. Campers will give tours of the Eco-Justice grounds stopping by activity stations for families and campers to learn together and share about the week’s adventures. Pack a picnic lunch to share as a family and sample produce from the gardens in the dish prepared by campers for families to try.

Daily Schedule of Activities:

The week prior to the start of camp, families will receive an email with more information on the activities scheduled for each day of the week to help prepare for camp!

Packing List:

  • Children should bring the following items with them each day:
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch and snack (these will not be provided)
  • Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and being outdoors
  • Durable, comfortable shoes, like tennis shoes (no flip flops)
  • Bug spray and/or sunscreen (if needed)
  • Hat and/or sunglasses (if needed)

About Our Summer Camp Team:

At Eco-J, we prioritize the safety and well-being of every child in our care, ensuring parents can rest easy knowing their children are in a secure environment. Under the leadership of our full time Education Program Manager & Developer, our dedicated team of paid college interns undergoes an extensive two-week training program prior to camp, covering essential instructional skills like developmentally appropriate teaching practices, emergency procedures, and child management techniques.

Our staff are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to create a nurturing and engaging environment for campers. The training received prior to camp and continued supervision and mentorship by the Education Manager throughout camp, ensures that each activity is not only fun but also tailored to meet the developmental needs of every child. Additionally, all staff are certified in first aid and CPR/AED, ready to respond swiftly and effectively in the rare event of an emergency.

Eco-J provides a secure space where your child can flourish, explore, and create lasting memories. We are committed to fostering an environment that encourages growth, friendship, and, most importantly, fun! 

Tuition Help:

Eco-Justice is committed to making its programs available to all. Need-based tuition waivers are available while resources last, pending an application process. Contact Katie Flannery at (262)681-8527 x2 or for more information.

Safety Guidelines:

The Eco-Justice Center will follow regulations set by the Racine Health Department and guidelines for summer programming outlined by the CDC. We are implementing these policies to protect the safety of all participants and staff.

  • If you, your child or a member of your household is at higher risk for severe illness we advise you to seek advice from your primary care providers to assess risks and determine if attendance is appropriate.

Camp T-Shirts:

To order a camp t-shirt, please select the size and quantity desired during this camp registration check out. T-shirts should be available for take home during the week of camp. This year's design is featured at the link below!


Katharine Flannery

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Eco-Justice Center, 7133 Michna Rd, Racine, WI, United States


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