Critter Camps


Are you an animal-passionate individual looking to make a difference? 


Rescue Ranch has 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.

Scholarship Application

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. 

Summer Critter Camp

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!

Save 10% on any camp when registered by March 15, 2023.

Save 5% on any camp when registered by May 1, 2023.

Save $10 when registering an additional sibling at the same time.

Learn more below:

Preschool Summer Camp
Critter Celebration

Send your little one to celebrate a year's worth of holidays with animals! We will celebrate Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, and much more through crafts, games, and exploration!

Ages: Children 4 or 5 years of age

Available: June 5-8 or August 14-17, 2023

Cost: $110 per week

Time: 9a-12p or 1p-4p


Middle School Summer Camp
Animal Careers

From Veterinarians, to Zookeepers, to Wildlife Rehabilitators, come learn about all the different careers that are out there for animal lovers.

Ages: Students entering 6th-8th Grade for the 2023-2024 school year

Available: July 10-14, 2023

Cost: $225 per week

Time: 9a-4p


Elementary Summer Camp
Critter Curiosities

Has your camper ever been curious about how some animals can breathe in water and how others can fly?
Come learn all about the curiosities that animals have to offer!

Ages: Students entering Kindergarten thru 5th Grade for the 2023/2024 school year

Available: June 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, or July 5-7, 2023

Cost: $225 per week*

Time: 9a-4p

*Extended Care for K-5th Grade Campers is 8a-5:30p for $15/day


Elementary Summer Camp
Habitat Heroes

Do you know what kind of habitats are all over the world? What about the animals that live in them? Come learn about habitats, their animals, & how you can be a hero for them!

Ages: Students entering Kindergarten thru 5th Grade for the 2023/2024 school year

Available: July 24-28, July 31 - August 4, or August 7-11, 2023

Cost: $225 per week*

Time: 9a-4p

*Extended Care for K-5th Grade Campers is 8a-5:30p for $15/day


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 2023 - 2024 school year

Available: July 17 - 21, 2023

Cost: $25/week

Time: 9a-12p or 1p-4p

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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 2023 & between 12 - 17 years old.

Interested in becoming a Junior Counselor here at Rescue Ranch?

EMAIL to [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, 21, 2023!

Junior Counselor Application

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