Youth Programs






Nashville Humane Association and Mars Petcare with additional grant support from the Stackpole-Hall Foundation are excited to present the 10th annual summer “Critter Camp,” with two week-long sessions in July devoted to lessons on animal safety, responsible pet ownership, pet overpopulation and careers with animals! Hands-on time with shelter dogs and cats – supervised by professional educators and trained NHA volunteers – is supplemented by interesting guest presentations, and interactive games and crafts. Lunch and snacks are provided each day and each child receives a t-shirt.

Space is limited for both weeks of this free camp, and campers must commit to all five days (9:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.), with reliable transportation to and from the shelter located at 213 Oceola Avenue. Preference will be given to children from limited-income families and first-time Critter Campers.

Critter Camp 2016
Week 1 – July 11 through July 15, 2016 – for children ages 10, 11 and 12*
Week 2 – July 18 through July 22, 2016 – for children ages 7, 8 and 9*

*Please note: Fun and educational camp curriculum has been developed for these particular age groups, so applicants must fall in that age range by the first day of camp.

Application deadline is May 13.  However, we do compile waiting lists for each week in the event of cancellations.  


If you have any Critter Camp questions, Please Contact:
Fax: 615.352.4111
Mail: 213 Oceola Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209

Special Thank You to our Supporters!

Presenting Sponsor:

Grant Support
The Stackpole-Hall Foundation