Pet World Lawrence

Critter Camp

Note: 2016 LCC sold out by May 6
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!
2017 Lil' Critter Camp
Tue-Fri 9-11am, May 30- June 2, 2017 $75

Reduced price, only 4 days due to Memorial Day
Includes camp shirt, laundry T-R, and snacks.
Registration opens April 1!

Note: 2015 CC sold out by May 4
          2016 CC sold out by April 6
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!
2017 Critter Camp
Tue-Fri 12-3pm, May 30 - June 2, 2017 $135
Reduced price, only 4 days due to Memorial Day
Includes camp shirt, laundry T-R, snacks, field trip to tortoise farm on Friday, and free field trip transportation (parents are welcome to join)
Registration opens April 1!

All Pet World camps are indoor & outdoor, rain or shine!

Includes camp shirt, laundry, snacks, and field trip 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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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 - 7:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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