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Animal Care

Each day is spent hands on caring for the on-site camp animals, providing them with care, socialization, learning to prepare their food and feed them and conduct daily health exams.

The Pawsitively Pets Animal Care Camp is a highly specialized program that accepts approximately 15-20 campers per week. Children taking part in this program will learn all the key fundamentals of animal care and what it would be like to work in the animal care field one day.  This program has all the hands-on components of caring for animals, feeding, grooming, cage cleaning and food prep as well as two great animal related field trips over the one week session.

This program is available at our Leaside location only as this is our main office and the home of our animals.  The Animal Care program will allow children to be in charge of caring for the on-site animals as well as work hands on with a variety of other animals focusing on their care needs and ensuring that they are happy and healthy.  Campers will have the opportunity to visit take part in some unique trips that all focus around caring for animals.  Each day campers will spend time interacting hands-on with animals, ranging from pocket pets, reptiles, birds, zoo animals, exotics and many more.  On a typical day campers will generally work with 20 or more animals.  Please check out our daily schedule for more info.

Camp Ratio is 1 staff to 10 participants for this program.

Click here for the daily schedule for the Animal Care Camp programming.

All participants receive a t-shirt with their registration.  Children must be 10 years old by December 31st in order to attend Animal Care.

ANIMAL CARE IS OPEN TO KIDS 10 TO 12 YEARS OLD - program cost is $395/week

Camp will be closed on Monday August 7.

Regular Camp hours are 9am -4pm.

Camp is drop-off/pick-up only.

Extended Care is available for $60 per week and allows campers to be dropped off as early as 8am and picked up as late as 5:30pm.

2017 Animal Care Session Dates - LEASIDE (TORONTO)

SESSION A:  June 19-23 - please note there are no field trips for this session

SESSION B:  June 26 - 29 - 4-day session - please note there are no field trips for this session - $240 HST  (PA Day camp is available June 30)

SESSION D:  July 10 - 14

SESSION F:  July  24-28

SESSION H:  August 8 - 12 - 4-day session - NO CAMP ON Monday August 7 for Civic Holiday - program 20% off

SESSION J:  August 21-25

Fees

Program cost is $395 per week HST.  Campers may be enrolled for one or more weeks. A discount of 10% applies to any additional sessions registered for.  Campers enrolled for 3 or more programs will receive 20% off weeks, 3, 4 or more.  Discounts are not combined, our system will calculate the best discount available.

Early Bird Discount Schedule:

25% discount available to those who register and pay in full by November 15

20% discount available to those who register and pay in full between November 16 and December 15

15% discount available to those who register and pay in full between December 16 and January 31

10% discount available to those who register and pay in full between February 1 and March 31

If you are registering online full payment is due at the time of registration.  Our online payment application does not accept deposits.  If you would like to make a deposit for your camp session, you must request a registration form be mailed to you and pay by cheque.  A 50% deposit (per camper/per session) is required at the time of registration. Balance of payment is due one month prior to camp date, your initial registration must include a post dated cheque for the balance.

Payment can be made by cheque, cash, Visa or Mastercard.

Please note, discounts are not combined, our system will calculate the best discount available. 

Click here to see our Availability Calendar for sessions that are available each week at this location

 

Pawsitively Pets Refund Policy:

Refunds for camps will be made if requested in writing, by fax or email and will be refunded in accordance with the schedule below. Credit can be obtained for the full amount of the refund to use towards another program if the guidelines are met, and the program date is within the same calendar year.

Refunds on credit card or in the form of a personal cheque are subject to a $25 administrative fee (per camp session/per child,) deducted from the total allowable refund.

Refunds in the form of personal cheque may take up to 4-6 weeks for processing.  Refunds will be issued in the format they were originally paid.

Pawsitively Pets reserves the right to grant exceptions to the stated policy in situations including, but not limited to, illness and death in the immediate family.

No Refunds for Partial Camp Attendance or Illness:

We do not give refunds or credits when someone chooses to leave camp part way through, whether due to illness or any other reason.  Virtually all of our expenses are incurred before the start of the camp week.  Similarly, we cannot give refunds or credits to people who have registered for more than one session if they choose during their first session not to attend another session.  (The exception to this is if we are able to fill the spot with someone on our waiting list.) 

Extreme Circumstances:

(Someone in your family is told they have 6 months to live, your house burns down, etc.) 

By all means, contact us!  We're not heartless.  We may ask for some kind of documentation and explanation, and we'll be more flexible if we hear from you sooner rather than later.  We'll consider all situations individually.  

Busing or Extended Care Refunds:

To receive a refund for busing or extended care notice must be provided in writing 30 days before the beginning of your camp session.

Winter Weather Conditions:

Camp will take place in all weather conditions - should camp need to be cancelled due to extreme weather - campers will be notified the morning of the program and offered a credit for that day.

Refund Guidelines:

Time of request - Up to May 31st - 100% REFUND - $25 Admin Fee per camper/per session

30 days notice for refund - 50%

Less than 30 days notice - no refund available

Click here to see our Availability Calendar for sessions that are available each week at this location