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DSPCA Kids Camps

DSPCA Animal Care Kids Summer Camp


The DSPCA are running a number of one dat and one week  Camps for kids in the DSPCA Campus in Rathfarnham this summer.



One Day Camps

We are running a number of one day kids camps in February and April:

The DSPCA are running a one day Kids Camp for kids aged between 8 -12 years olds on Thursday 23rd February from 9.30am – 4.00pm. There are limited places available for this fun filled day. It will cost €35 per child. Book Here SORRY CAMP FULL


One day Kids Dog Training Camp for kids aged between 7 -12 years olds 
Wednesday 22nd February from 9.30am – 3.30pm. 
There are limited places available for this fun filled day. 
It will cost €35 per child.  Book here

One day Kids Dog Training Camp for kids aged between 7 -12 years olds 
Monday 10th April from 9.30am – 3.30pm. 
There are limited places available for this fun filled day. 
It will cost €35 per child.  Book here

One day Kids Camp for kids aged between 8 -12 years olds 

Tuesday 11th April from 9.30am – 3.30pm. 
There are limited places available for this fun filled day. 
It will cost €35 per child.  Book here

One day Kids Camp for kids aged between 8 -12 years olds 
Thursday 20th April from 9.30am – 3.30pm. 
There are limited places available for this fun filled day. 
It will cost €35 per child.  Book here

One day Kids Dog Training Camp for kids aged between 8 -12 years olds 
Friday 21st April from 9.30am – 4.00pm. 
There are limited places available for this fun filled day. 
It will cost €35 per child.  Book here


One Week Camps


We have space for 20 people each session and the camp will cost €195 (10% discount for Junior Members/10% discount for siblings).

We are running camps for diferent ages the list is below.

The camp is from 9.30 – 4.00pm Monday – Friday and the first camp will start on Monday 12th June 2017.


Courses will run:

  • 12th - 16th June - 13 to 16 year olds
  • 19th - 23rd June - 13 to 16 year olds
  • 26th - 30th June - 13 to 16 year olds
  • 3rd - 7th July - 10 to 12 year olds
  • 10th - 14th July - 13 to 16 year olds
  • 17th - 21st July - 10 to 12 year olds
  • 24th - 28th July - Sibling Camp 10 to 16 year olds book here
  • 31st July - 4th August - 10 to 12 year olds
  • 8th - 11th August (this is a 4 day camp for 6-11 year olds) TBC
  • 14th - 18th August - 13 to 16 year olds

Course participants will learn:

  • Care and handling of “small fluffy animals” (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, etc.)
  • The importance of environmental enrichment for farmyard animals
  • Care and handling of reptiles and other exotics
  • Care and handling of horses and equines
  • Care and handling of cats
  • Care and handling of dogs
  • Dog training/Dog agility
  • Basic Pet First Aid
  • Work of the DSPCA and a history of Irish Animal Welfare
  • How to Run an Animal Charity and the importance of Fundraising
  • Day Trip to Dublin Zoo to talk with the animal care and Education Staff

Requirements

  • All camp participants must have an up to date anti tetanus vaccine.
  • Camp times start sharp at 9.30am so we would appreciate early arrival.
  • Camp finishes sharp at 4pm.
  • Suitable clothing for outdoor activities should be warn (no hoodies please). Remember to dress appropriately for the weather and to bring sun cream. Please refrain from wearing jewellery.
  • Unfortunately we cannot take on people with animal allergies.
  • Please notify us of any medical conditions or special requirements before applying.
  • Mobile phones may be brought but we would ask that people refrain from using them during course times.
  • Please bring a suitable pack lunch. Tea, Coffee and microwave facilities will be provided.

Please register here for camp for 10 - 12 years

Please register here for camp for 13 - 16 years



Email gillian.bird@dspca.ie for assistance

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