Young animal lover at home? Animal Humane Society’s camps and programs are designed to help children explore their interests, interact with animals, and nurture their compassion for all living things.
One-day camps and programs
For kids ages 10+, Animal Academy is a one-day program focusing on a variety of animal-related topics including dog massage, pet photography, canine behavior, and more.
Day camps for kids
Paint my Pet
Offered at our Animal Humane Society's Veterinary Center in St. Paul, Paint My Pet sessions are open for fall/winter registration.
Our Scout Programs help scouts earn badges through a variety of games and activities, while learning about the human-animal bond and how to be a responsible pet owner.
Multi-day camps and programs
Exploring Animal Careers
Did you know there are more than 100 different jobs at Animal Humane Society? It's true! Exploring Animal Careers is a three-day program for teens entering 6-10 grade.
Project Purpose is a unique, four-month program for 7-10 graders to learn more about AHS while empowering them to help make the world a better place for animals.
Rescue Readers provide soothing company to dogs, cats, and critters awaiting adoption in our shelters. Opportunities are available in Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, and Woodbury.
Summer Camp, hosted in Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, and Woodbury, is a weeklong camp designed for kids entering grades 3-8.
Other educational opportunities
School and service projects
- Connect with one of our humane educators to gather information for school projects.
- Learn how to support AHS through community service projects.
Connect with an Educator
Meet virtually with an AHS educator and learn more about how AHS provides care and services to animals and people across Minnesota. This virtual option is open to all ages and great for classrooms and community groups.
Free virtual activities
These free, online-only games and activities provide children of all ages with unique ways to learn about animals from the comfort of home.