Pet World Lawrence

Critter Camp

New for 2015!
SOLD OUT! May 6, 2015
(3 weeks after open enrollment began on April 15)
Every summer we have eager, younger siblings just wishing they could go to camp. By request, we have added a new, introductory camp for the really little ones, ages 3 and 4.

Lil' Critter Camp is designed for preschoolers (ages 3-4) who are ready to spend a couple hours at Pet World, with or without mom or dad. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe as much as desired, or use the time for other things, knowing their precious little ones are safe with us.
From 9-11am kids will be introduced to pets, starting slowly with the easier pets and advancing throughout the week. They'll learn a few animal basics and safe handling techniques. Mostly, they'll just have fun playing with the animals!
Lil' Critter Camp
M-F 9-11am, first full week of June
Includes camp shirt, laundry M-R, and snacks.

SOLD OUT! May 4, 2015
(3 weeks after open enrollment began on April 15)
Designed for first graders (ages 5-7), Critter Camp is a week long, action-packed ½ day camp. Kids learn about, work and play with animals every day!
Friday includes a field trip to the Tortoise Farm, located on Pet World's 80 acre, private nature preserve. Parents are welcome to join us!

Critter Camp is our original, introductory camp for kids ages 5 and 6, up to a very young age 7. The camp is basically designed for kids entering or just completing first grade. Monday through Thursday kids learn about animals at Pet World, adding new animals every day. From 12-3pm the first full week in June they’ll have hands on experience with all the different types of animals we have at Pet World. Friday is a special day with a two hour field trip to Pet World’s Tortoise Farm! Never open to the public, Critter Campers feed Pet World’s famous tortoises in their secret outdoor enclosures then explore about 10 acres of PW’s private, 80 acre nature preserve. They get to catch frogs in the pond, hike through the woods, play in the mud, and splash in the creek. Critter campers are returned to their parents happy, dirty, and wonderfully exhausted!
Critter Camp
M-F 12-3pm, first full week of June
Includes camp shirt, laundry M-R, snacks, field trip on Friday and free transportation

Indoor & outdoor, rain or shine!

Includes camp shirt, laundry M-R, snacks, field trip on Friday and transportation!

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Camper practicing her new bird handling skills at Pet World.

Camper helping with daily maintenance activities in our fishroom!


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Employment Opportunities

Pet World has long been known as an atypical, highly sought after work experience - more like a paid internship than a job. Turnover is high the first month then very low after the trial period. If you are interested in joining the Pet World team please check out our Employment Opportunities page to view job openings.

Location & Hours

Pet World
711 W 23rd Street
Lawrence, KS 66046

Phone: 785-841-7476

Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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