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Camp Henry

Camp Henry gives teens aged 13-15 a chance to become immersed in fun learning activities related to caring and interacting with the dogs and cats in the care of the Fort Worth animal shelter. Teens will learn about responsible pet ownership, shelter operations, urban wildlife, the importance of volunteering and more.

The impact Camp Henry has on the students leaves them with memorable experiences and an appreciation and compassion for animals.

Each day during the free camp features a different educational activity and the ability to observe procedures in the shelter’s veterinary clinic. Campers will also get hands-on experiences with wildlife through Nature’s Edge Wildlife Rescue, meet a pet trainer with PetSmart and learn training basics, engage with the shelter’s veterinarian and daily craft activities that directly benefit animals.

Campers can choose one of three weeklong sessions. Registration is limited to only one session. Each session runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fort Worth Animal Control, 4900 Martin St.

Thank you for your interest in Camp Henry. Tune in the late spring to learn about the next sessions.

The camp experience is named for Henry, a former homeless dog who was barely surviving on the streets of Fort Worth. Fortunately, he landed at the Chuck Silcox Animal Shelter, was adopted into a loving family and received the treatment and care he needed. He now serves as an ambassador of all of the shelter pets in Fort Worth, visiting schools and community events.


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Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center
4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Assistant Director:
Dr. Tim Morton

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