Come join us for a week of unforgettable fun!
Animals as Natural Therapy offers summer camp, June through August, for youth ages 6-18. Get to know our horses, create fun art projects, play with our goats, bunnies and other fun farm animals, meet new friends, and more! See summer camp dates below:
Dates – We’re full!
June 25-29: Teen Camp (ages 13-18) July 9-12: Ages 8-16 (4-day camp) July 16-20: Ages 8-16 July 23-27: Ages 8-16 August 6-10: Open to returning ANT participants (after-school programming, individual counseling, day camp) August 13-17: Ages 6-8 (half-day camp ~ 9am-12pm)
Full-Day summer camp: 10am-3pm
Half-Day summer camp: 9am-12pm
Day Camp will help develop:
Respect and Gratitude:
While honoring each person’s and creature’s need for physical and emotional safety, youth create a relationship of mutual respect with their horse, small animals, and with other camp participants.
Communication and Teamwork:
Clear and honest communication is key to teamwork between all beings. Conflicts are prevented or dealt with as one learns to identify their feelings and then what they need, and then respectfully ask for this from others.
Caring staff and gentle animals nurture youth; in turn youth learn to nurture. As a result, they learn who to trust and how to be worthy of another’s trust. This experience facilitates the creation of healthy relationships.
View camp brochure for pricing. Camp spots reserved on a first-come first-served basis. There are 10 spots in each week, so don’t wait – these fill up fast!
To reserve a spot, please send a $100 deposit and completed registration form to Animals as Natural Therapy at 721 Van Wyck Road, Bellingham WA, 98226. Space is not confirmed until deposit & registration forms have been received.
Please note: ANT Day Camp is not a horseback riding camp – while there is some riding involved, we can suggest a number of other great programs in Whatcom County if your child is specifically interested in riding.
Limited scholarships available – We require a $25 minimum payment from all families regardless of scholarship awarded.
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please complete our Financial Aid Application and submit by May 1st, 2018 to be considered for the first round of financial aid. Completed forms can be mailed to Animals as Natural Therapy 721 Van Wyck Road, Bellingham WA, 98226, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line Day Camp Scholarship Forms).
If you need a paper copy mailed to you, please let us know! We are happy to send one by USPS.
Please call with any questions: 360-671-3509