Critter Camp
Designed for first graders (ages 5-7), Critter Camp is a week long, action-packed ½ day camp. Kids will learn about, work and play with animals every day!
Friday will include a field trip to the Tortoise Farm, located on Pet World's 80 acre, private nature preserve.

Critter Camp is our introductory camp for kids ages 5 and 6, up to a young age 7. The camp is basically designed for kids entering or just completing first grade. Monday through Thursday kids will learn about animals at Pet World, adding new animals every day. From 9am til noon they’ll have hands on experience with all the different types of animals we have at Pet World. Friday will be a special day with a two hour field trip to Pet World’s Tortoise Farm! Never open to the public, Critter Campers will 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’ll get to catch frogs in the pond, hike through the woods, play in the mud, and splash in the creek. Critter campers will be returned to their parents dirty and wonderfully exhausted!

Been to Critter Camp and loved it?
Maybe your child is ready for Animal Camp!

Indoor & outdoor, rain or shine!

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


Download the Registration Form Here.

Download the Emergency Consent Form Here.


Whenever possible please print on both sides of recycled paper.
CritterCampF3Camper practicing her new bird handling skills at Pet World.
CritterCampF2Camper helping with daily maintenance activities in our fishroom!


Pet World's Educational and Kids' Program staff are all trained professionals with years of experience working with children and animals. All are extensively trained in child development, teaching and coaching; First Aid, Rescue, and CPR certified; and background checked.

Pet World's Kids' Programs maintain adult-to-child ratios between 1:3 and 1:6 at all times.

- May, 2011 staff members Megan, Erin, Kevin and Morgan certifying (and re-certifying) in First Aid, Rescue and CPR at the American Red Cross in Lawrence, KS.