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Rescue Ranch Critter Camps

Rescue Ranch Critter Camps are designed to be a fun, educational camp experience for children who love animals. All camps involve daily interaction with animals, games, crafts, STEM activities, and our 10,000 sq ft inclusive playground. Campers will learn how to care for animals, provide enrichment, and to promote humane animal care to others.

We have limited scholarships available for children from families needing a helping-hand. Scholarships will cover a portion of the camp registration fees. The Education Scholarship Committee will review your application and will award a limited number of scholarships based on need.

Winter Break Camp 2024!

Campers will learn as they play games, complete STEM activities, and spend time with our animal ambassadors! Campers will also get time on our 10,000 sqft playground, as well as time on our nature trails (weather dependent)!‚Äč

DatesDates and Registration for December 2024 Winter Break Camp coming Fall 2024!
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Ages: K - 5th Grade students

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Spring Break Camp 2024! Into the Wild!

As spring is beginning, we invite your Critter Campers to join us at Rescue Ranch to explore the wild and wonderful blooming of Spring! With flora and fauna exploration, stem activities, crafts, animal ambassadors, and more!

  • April 2nd - 5th
  • 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • $220 per child (early bird & sibling discounts available)
  • Students will need to bring a snack, water bottle and lunch

Limited spots available!

Summer Critter Camps

Critter Camps are designed to be fun, educational camp experiences for children who love animals. Each day includes interactions with our animals, crafts, STEM activities, time on our 10,000 sq ft inclusive playground, and nature trails!

Learn more below:

Preschool Summer Camp
Into the Wild!

Summer has arrived! We invite your Critter Campers to join us at Rescue Ranch to explore the wild and wonderful nature around the ranch! With flora and fauna exploration, stem activities, crafts, animal ambassadors, and more!

Ages: Children 4 or 5 years of age

Available: June 3-6 or August 12-15, 2024

Cost: $125

Time: 8:30a-11:30a or 12:30p-3:30p


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Middle School Summer Camp
Animal Careers

Is your middle schooler interested in a future working with animals? This camp is designed to explore careers from Zoo Keeping, to wildlife photography. We will have guest speakers, hands-on lessons with our animal ambassadors, STEM activities, crafts and more!

Ages: Students entering 6th-8th Grade for the 2024-2025 school year

Available: July 15-19, 2024

Cost: $250

Time: 8:30a-3:30p

REGISTER NOW!

Elementary Summer Camp
Eco Engineers!

Critter Camp at Rescue Ranch is diving into the exploration of how animals use their environment to engineer amazing habitats, nests, burrows, and much more! We will have hands-on STEM activities, crafts, animal ambassadors, and more!

Ages: Students entering Kindergarten thru 5th Grade for the 2024/2025 school year

Available: June 10-14, 17-21,  or 24-28, 2024

Cost: $250

Time: 8:30a-3:30p


REGISTER NOW!

Elementary Summer Camp
Conservation Captains!

Do you want to be a Critter Camp Conservation Captain? Come join us at Rescue Ranch to learn how YOU can make a difference and start protecting local wildlife and habitats. Campers will learn with hands-on activities, crafts, lessons, and learning with our animal ambassadors!

Ages: Students entering Kindergarten thru 5th Grade for the 2024/2025 school year

Available: July 8-12, July 29 - August 2, or August 5-9, 2024

Cost: $250

Time: 8:30a-3:30p

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Exceptional Children Summer Camp

The Exceptional Children Summer Camp is designed for children with disabilities including but not limited to, autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, and other special needs that require more supervision and a smaller group setting in order to have a successful camp experience. This camp is taught by certified teachers with exceptional children experience who are first aid and CPR certified, however there will not be a nurse onsite.

We invite you to come celebrate and more with animals! Campers will learn about and meet our indoor animal ambassadors and our barnyard animals. Campers will also complete crafts, hear stories, and play on our 10,000 sq. ft. inclusive playground!

Complete our Contact Us form to register as spots are limited and come on a first come, first serve basis.

Ages: 1st - 6th Grade students for the 2024 - 2025 school year

Available: July 22 - 26, 2024

Cost: $25 

Time: 8:30a-11:30a or 12:30p-3:30p

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Junior Counselor Program

Every summer we look for students who love working with children and interacting with animals to join our Junior Counselor Program.

This program is both fun and hard work. Junior Counselors should enjoy working with children, be able to demonstrate a respect for animals, serve as a positive role model for campers, & provide dependable, responsible support for staff & campers. Space in the program is limited, unfortunately, & we regret that we are unable to accept every application.

Please note that camp Junior Counselors must be entering at least the 7th grade in the fall of 2024 & between 12 - 17 years old.

Interested in becoming a Junior Counselor here at Rescue Ranch?

EMAIL  [email protected]. The application can also be mailed to: Rescue Ranch 1424 Turnersburg Hwy, Statesville, NC 28625

Deadline to submit Junior Counselor Application for our Summer Critter Camps is April, 22, 2024!

Junior Counselor Application

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"Into the Wild" Spring Break Critter Camp at Rescue Ranch
Apr 02, 2024
8:30 AM EDT
1424 Turnersburg Hwy.
Statesville, NC 28625
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"Into the Wild" Spring Break Critter Camp at Rescue Ranch
Apr 03, 2024
8:30 AM EDT
1424 Turnersburg Hwy.
Statesville, NC 28625
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"Into the Wild" Spring Break Critter Camp at Rescue Ranch
Apr 04, 2024
8:30 AM EDT
1424 Turnersburg Hwy.
Statesville, NC 28625
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"Into the Wild" Spring Break Critter Camp at Rescue Ranch
Apr 05, 2024
8:30 AM EDT
1424 Turnersburg Hwy.
Statesville, NC 28625
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