The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Humane Education Programs

DuPage County Animal Care and Control's Public Education Department

Shelter Tours

Educational shelter tours are available to small groups by appointment.  Please call Lisa 630-407-2808, to set up a time for your group to come in and learn about DCACC.


Animal education day camp

Does your child love animals? Come join the fun this summer at Animal Education Day Camp at DuPage County Animal Care and Control!

Children will learn about responsible pet ownership, safety around animals, dog and cat body language and other animal related topics. Activities and games are interactive, and children will make animal related arts and crafts and special items for the shelter animals.

Camp Sessions are one week in length and run from 9am to 2pm each day for children ages 8-13.  Camp fees for children ages 8-13 are $150.

There is one Anipals session for children ages 5-7, which meets Monday-Thursday from 9am to noon.  Anipals camp fees are $100.

Jr. Counselors are teens that assist with camp activities for the week.  Jr. Counselors are volunteers and there is no fee for them to attend.

Session 1: June 22-26 for ages 8-10 & Jr. Counselors 14 and up

Session 2: July 6-10 for ages 11-13 & Jr. Counselors 16 and up

Session 3: July 13-17 for ages 8-10 & Jr. Counselors 14 and up

Session 4: July 27-30 for ages 5-7 & Jr. Counselors 14 and up

Session 5: Aug 3-7 for ages 9-11 & Jr. Counselors 14 and up

Registration will open on Friday May 8th.  To register, simply download the registration form, fill out and mail in with payment; or come in in person to register.


Upcoming Events


For more information about Education Programs, contact the Education Department.