Adopt an Animal is a
long course offered at
Cub Creek Science Camp. During
this course, campers will choose a
favorite animal to take
care for the week.
Before any camper is given the
responsibility to care for an animal at camp, he or she must first
learn about their animal and it's needs;
Where is their
What are it's predators?
does it live?
Is it social or solitary?
how, and how often does the animal eat?
How (and how often) is
its home cleaned?
What causes this animal stress?
types of enrichment activities can be used with their
After the camper is able to demonstrate knowledge of the animal, he or she is ready to take on
the responsibility for it's care.
At Cub Creek Science Camp, we
believe that the long term care for an animal is a
tremendous responsibility. Deciding to take on that
responsibility should not be a decision made in the spur of
the moment. Many children want every animal they see
in a pet store. Did you know that
a parrot can live over 50 years, a tortoise can live 100
Cub Creek Science Camp teaches kids about a
very wide variety of animals and what these animals need to
live long, healthy and happy lives. (Campers will
also learn that "happy" to an animal is not the same thing
as "happy" to a child.) Adding a new pet to a home
should be something that children and their
parents spend time to consider. The Adopt an Animal
program is designed to help kids understand this concept.
Learn about the other
activities offered at summer camp.
Campers with a wallaby.
A camper cleaning out a barn stall of their adopted