Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration fee: Ranges from $45 to $315
Includes: All activities, materials, and a daily snack. Campers are required to bring lunch each day. Summer camp also includes a T-shirt.
Youth camp is designed to be a fun, educational camp experience for kids who love animals. In addition to interacting with dogs, cats, and critters at AHS, campers also enjoy crafts and games, guest speakers, and service projects (making beds, blankets, toys, or treats for shelter animals, building feeders for wildlife, or designing posters or other materials to educate the public about animal-related issues).
Depending on the camp, your child may learn about the costs of owning a pet, being safe around animals, wildlife and exotic animals, "animal cops," and more.
Each youth camp is led by two or three camp counselors (typically teachers or college students studying education or a related field).
Camp staff training includes Red Cross CPR/first aid certification, as well safe animal handling and general emergency procedures. Animal Humane Society performs background checks on all camp staff.
Camps are held at each one of our five locations. Campers should enter through the main Adoption entrance at their camp location. Shelters do not open to the public until noon on weekdays, however camp counselors will open the doors to greet arriving campers shortly before 9 a.m. All campers must be signed in and out by a parent or caregiver each day.
We discourage all participants from bringing anything of value with them to camp. This includes money, toys, video games, iPods, etc. Animal Humane Society is not responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen equipment. Please label all personal items with your child's name.
Campers who bring cell phones to camp should be aware of our cell phone use policy.
In case of an emergency during camp, AHS staff will contact you using the information you provided with your registration. If we cannot reach a parent or guardian, we will leave messages and attempt to reach the person(s) listed as emergency contacts. If this information needs to be updated after you have registered, please notify our staff.
If you need to reach your child during the camp day, please call 952-435-7738.