Animal Training Adventure summer camp offers kids and teens the opportunity to learn basic animal obedience training and more advanced animal training through “hands-on” activities using rescued dogs and puppies. Animal Training Adventure incorporates lessons and activities on dog behavior designed by Yale University’s School of the 21st Century and developed with renowned dog behavior expert Cesar Millan, as well as training skills and techniques developed by Kyra Sundance, a world-acclaimed Stunt Dog Show performer, celebrity dog trainer, and internationally bestselling author. Using these lessons and activities, campers will learn critical skills that will help them in their interactions with people (and animals) in school, at home, and later on in the workplace. This camp experience will support the development of calm, confident, and caring children and teens that can make a difference in the lives of people, animals, and the environment. In addition, campers will also learn how to manage their emotions, get along with others, acquire empathy and compassion, and discover essential decision-making and teamwork skills.
This camp uses rescued puppies and dogs to provide a live, interactive experience with all sizes and breeds of canine companions. Animals participating in our camp are rigorously tested for temperament and safety when working in a group setting by a professional dog handler prior to being selected. Some camp sessions allow campers to bring their own dog, if their dog meets all camp criteria and standards. Our session descriptions provide information on opportunities to have your own dog join in the fun.