Youth camps


The Dumb Friends League offers seasonal camps for kids and teens in support of our goal to teach children and young adults the importance of treating animals in a humane way — a lesson that will benefit them and the animals in our community for a lifetime. Camps are available at our shelters in Denver, Castle Rock as well as at our Harmony Equine Center in Franktown.

How to register

Register online by clicking on the date(s) you prefer, or print out the registration form and mail or fax it to us.

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Summer Critter Camp

4 days

Kids entering third, fourth and fifth grades can come to explore the amazing world of animals. From pets to local wildlife, we’ll cover it all! Your child will learn how to be safe around animals and work hands-on with ambassador dogs to learn training techniques. Experienced and enthusiastic staff, guest speakers and some critters will give your child a week of learning through activities, games and crafts.


August 3–August 6, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the QUEBEC STREET SHELTER in Denver

August 10–August 13, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the QUEBEC STREET SHELTER in Denver

*Due to preparation and staffing costs, all camp fees are non-refundable.