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Camps are one-week long, starting from 9am and ending at 1pm Monday through Friday.
PAWS Atlanta PALS summer camp is packed full of activities. There will be guided tours, guest speakers, crafts, teamwork games, behind-the-scenes experiences and other special activities!
There will be approximately 15 children per camp, with a main instructor and two adult volunteers. The children will be supervised at all times.
One snack each day. Campers must bring a sack lunch and water bottle from home.
A sack lunch is recommended. When packing your child’s lunch, please keep in mind that there is no microwave, oven, or refrigerator available to campers. For the safety of all campers, staff and volunteers, please do not pack your child any food containing peanuts or other nut products.
Light snacks and water will be provided by PAWS Atlanta daily. Your camper needs to bring his or her own closed-top bottle for drinks (we recommend a reusable one). If your child has food allergies or you do not want your child to have specific food products, please let us know. You are welcome to pack your child a snack in lieu of the ones provided at camp.
Each day will provide close encounter experiences with the healthy dogs and cats at the shelter. At no time will the campers be left alone with the animals.
All campers must wear closed-toe shoes with rubber, non-slip soles, and pants or shorts of at least knee- length. Please wear sunscreen! Campers will receive a name badge on the first day of camp.
Please keep in mind that activities throughout the day may cause damage to your child’s clothing. We suggest sending your child in clothes that you do not mind getting damaged. Campers who do not adhere to this dress code may not be able to participate in some scheduled activities.
Please bring your child to PAWS Atlanta located at 5287 Covington Highway, Decatur, GA 30035. You will need to walk your child to the front door of the shelter and sign them in each day. Late arrivals may miss out on a scheduled activity or cause disruptions, so please arrive promptly.
Please pick your child up no later than 1pm each day. Campers must be signed out by their parent, guardian, or other adult listed on his/her pick-up list. Please ensure that whoever is picking up your child at the end of the day is on your child’s pick-up list; in addition, whoever is picking up your child must present a photo ID in order for your child to be released into his/her custody.
No. Please note that we are not a daycare facility. You may not drop your child off before 9am or pick them up after 1pm.
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