ARF | Youth Programs | ARF rescues animals…but it’s a place for people, too! With its mission of People Rescuing Animals, Animals Rescuing People®, ARF stands out by offering award-winning youth programs, classes, and camps.
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Youth Programs

ARF rescues animals…but it’s a place for people, too! With its mission of People Rescuing Animals, Animals Rescuing People®, ARF stands out by offering award-winning youth programs, classes, and camps. At ARF, innovative and engaging humane education curriculum and volunteer opportunities provide children of all ages opportunities for learning about animals, self-discovery, and increased empathy, while building relationships with animals and new friends!

Camp ARF

Fun, educational, award-winning themed camps for all grade levels

Birthday Parties

Birthday party packages for kids who love animals

Scouts & Groups

Structured programs for scouts and youth organizations to learn about animals and complete projects for badges and awards

All Ears Reading®

Paring young readers with a Pet Hug Pack™ therapy dog to help children develop literacy skills

School Programs

ARF All-Stars® introduces compassion for animals and people through classroom programs and tours

Youth Volunteering

ARF's youth volunteers make important contributions to animals and people while volunteering independently of their parents

 

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2890 Mitchell Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Fri: Noon - 7 pm
Sat - Sun: Noon - 6 pm

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