Day Camps

Campers will learn about pet care and responsibility, respect for animals and careers with animals while enjoying animal related activities, special guest presentations, animal interactions, crafts, games and more! Campers will show their compassionate side by completing service projects to help the ARL’s shelter animals. 

Winter Break Registration is now open! Winter break camp will be held at ARL Main (5452 NE 22nd Street, Des Moines) on December 27th (3rd and 4th graders), December 28th (5th and 6th graders), and December 29th (7th and 8th graders) from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Students should only attend the day of camp that closest fits their grade level- itineraries will be adjusted based on grade level. Only one day per camper. Camp cost is $50 per child. If you have any questions or concerns with the dates/grade levels please contact Rose at rhebron@arl-iowa.org

To Register: 

Email information to Rose. For full consideration, emails must include all of the information below and be received on or before December 1st, 2017. 

Please include the following in your email for full consideration for participation: 

Your name (parent/guardian):

Email address:

Phone number:

Child's name that will be participating:

Child's age and current grade level (December 27: 3rd and 4th grade, December 28: 5th and 6th grade, December 29: 7th and 8th grade):

Please indicate which date (one per child) your child would be attending camp: 

  • December 27th (3rd and 4th grade)
  • December 28th (5th and 6th grade)
  • December 29th (7th and 8th grade)

Child's t-shirt size (please differentiate between youth and adult sizes):

Camp Participants will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Only 12 participants per camp day.

Parents will be notified of selection via email and will receive the next steps including a link for payment, forms to fill out, and camp rules/policies following selection.

Note about Peanut Allergies: For those with peanut allergies, peanut butter and other peanut products are present throughout the premises.

Spring Break registration will be available in February. Summer Rescuers registration will be available in late April.