Camp Happy Tails

Camp Happy Tails introduces kids to the wonders and wows of the animal kingdom while learning compassion and respect for the world around them. Our hands-on educational programs allow kids to explore behind the scenes at the Potter League and unleash a love for making a difference in animals’ lives.

Camp Happy Tails: Winter Vacation Camps

Fill out Camp Happy Tails Volunteer Counselor Application (minimum age: 14 years old)

Vacation Camp Sessions:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Potter League
February 21 - 23 & April 18 - 20
$25 per session
Join the Adoption Task Force! Learn about and meet the animals in our shelter. Create projects to keep them happy and healthy, and brainstorm ways to match them up with their purr-fect new home. The Adoption Task Force is for kids in Grades 3, 4 & 5 and runs from 9AM to noon. Sign up for as many days as you like—activities will be different each day!

Camp Happy Tails: Summer Vacation Camps

FAQs

Fill out Camp Happy Tails Volunteer Counselor Application (minimum age: 14 years old)

POTTER LEAGUE Full Day Sessions:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Potter League
$250 per week  (Extended day available from 3:00 to 5:00 pm for $15 per day.)

Grades 2 & 3    
August 7 - 11: Features of Our Creatures

Grades 4 - 6
July 10 - 14: Animal Talk
July 24 - 28: Careers with Critters
August 14 - 18: Animals of Aquidneck Island

YMCA Camp:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm, half day at the Potter League and half day at the YMCA, Middletown - $250 per week (Extended day available from 4:00 to 5:00 pm for $10 per day.)

Grades 2 & 3 
July 17 - 21: Best Friends
July 31 - Aug 4: Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes

Grades 4 - 6 
July 17 - 21: Friends Furever
July 31 - Aug 4: Shelter T

SESSION THEMES:

Grades 2 & 3 

Friends Furever*
Learn all about the animals we choose to have as our furever friends. Explore ways to keep your Furever Friend happy and healthy through food, exercise and training!

Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes*
Explore the intake to adoption procedures at the Potter League. Investigate an animal’s path through the shelter and find out how we make wonderful family members from the homeless animals in our care.

Features of Our Creatures
Learn how beaks, whiskers, tails and other physical features help our pets and other animals survive and experience the world in their own unique way. Experience these skills through fun games and activities!

 

Grades 4 - 6

Animal Talk
Do you speak dog? Can you tell what your cat is trying to tell you? Discover how animals talk to us using sound and body language. Learn how to decode what animals are saying to their beloved humans.

Best Friends*
Join us to celebrate our wonderful relationships with the animals we love! Learn how to be a furever friend to the dogs, cats and other pets in your life. Explore ways to keep our furever friends happy and healthy through diet, exercise and training!

Furever Friends
Celebrate the relationships humans have forged with the animals in their lives! Learn how to nurture the relationships with our furry and feathered friends by understanding how their unique characteristics affect behavior and care.

Furever Friends
Celebrate the relationships humans have forged with the animals in their lives! Learn how to nurture the relationships with our furry and feathered friends by understanding how their unique characteristics affect behavior and care.

Careers with Critters
Do you want to work with animals when you grow up? Learn all about the jobs that are available that involve working with animals, from pets to wildlife.

Shelter Task Force*
Our mission here at Potter is to find the purrfect home for all of the animals in our care. Investigate the animals’ path through the shelter and find out how homeless animals become treasured family members.

Animals of Aquidneck Island
Aquidneck Island is home to a variety of animals. Learn about the pets, farm animals and wild animals that share this island we call our home.

*denotes Potter League/YMCA weeks

Registration

Submit a registration form with complete payment  to reserve your child’s space in camp. Registration forms can be obtained by clicking on the link below or at the shelter (87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown). Completed forms and payment can be mailed to P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840, faxed to 401-367-0122, or emailed to EleanorH@PotterLeague.org.

Once the form and payment have been received and processed, you will receive a confirmation email. Attached to the email will be the additional camp forms (pick-up list, medical forms, releases, etc.), which are due at least 7 days prior to the start of your child’s camp week.



Contact

Phone: 401-846-8276
Fax: 401-846-0681
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Location

87 Oliphant Lane
Middletown, RI
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Animal Control

Middletown: 401-846-1144
Portsmouth: 401-683-0300
Newport: 401-847-1306
Jamestown: 401-423-1212
Tiverton: 401-625-6277
Little Compton: 401-635-2311

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