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 Dina 630-407-2805, to set up a time for your group to come in and learn about DCACC.


Animal Education Day Camp 2014

Does your child love animals?  Come join the fun this summer at DuPage County Animal Care and Control.  DCACC Animal Education Day Camp is an exciting and fun-filled camp for children.  Campers learn about safety around animals, responsible pet ownership, and animal care.  Kids will play animal themed games, do crafts and have interaction time with DCACC adoption animals!  Campers aged 8-10 will go on a field trip to Willowbrook Wildlife Center, and campers aged 11-13 will go on a field trip to Cosley Zoo. Campers will need to bring a morning snack and a lunch. 

Camp hours are 9am-2pm Monday thru Friday for children ages 8-10 and 11-13.  The fee for camp is $150. 

There is one session offered for children ages 5-7 called Anipals.  Anipals is Session 5, July 21-24, 9am-noon.  The fee is $100. 

To enroll your child simply download the registration form, and mail the completed form along with payment to: 

DuPage County Animal Care and Control 

120 N. County Farm Rd. 

Wheaton, IL 60187 

Attn: Dina, Education Department 

Credit card payments are accepted but must be done in person at the shelter. 

 Session dates:  

Session 1: June 16-20 for ages 11-13 

Session 2: June 23-27 for ages 8-10  

Session 3: July 7-11 for ages 8-10 

Session 4: July 14-18 for ages 11-13 

Session 5: July 21-24 for ages 5-7  

Session 6: July 28-Aug 1 for ages 8-10 

Session 7: Aug 5- 9 for ages 8-10  


Junior Counselors  

DCACC is looking for teens aged 14 and older to volunteer as Junior Counselors for the Animal Education Day Camp. Junior Counselors volunteer for one session.  Junior Counselors must be responsible and have knowledge of working with kids and animals.  They provide assistance to staff with games, crafts, activities and help supervise campers.  If your teen is interested in being a Junior Counselor, please call Dina at 630-407-2805 to reserve your spot.  


Upcoming Events


save the date: friends fur-ever feast coco-mutts & island tails 2014

For details or to purchase tickets visit:  

 Feast Flyer 4.10.14 

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