Youth Programs






Nashville Humane Association and Mars Petcare with additional grant support from the SunTrust Foundation are excited to present the 9th 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 2015
Week 1 – July 13 through July 17, 2015 – for children ages 10, 11 and 12*
Week 2 – July 20 through July 24, 2015 – 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.

As the application deadline was May 15, our 2015 Critter Camp is currently full.  However, we are compiling waiting lists for each week in the event of cancellations.  If you would like to submit an application for review and placement on a list, please complete one as soon as possible, as we file in the order in which each is received.


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