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What to Look for in a Humane Society Camp


Child at animal camp listens to a dog heart.

Consider sending your child to animal camp this summer.

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The Benefits of Humane Society Camp for Kids:

At humane society camp, kids can further develop their:
  • innate curiosity
  • critical thinking skills
  • social skills
  • self-confidence
  • compassion
  • and more

What to Look for in a Quality Program:

When inquiring about humane society camps in your area, be sure to ask the following questions:
  • What types of programs do you offer?
  • What is the counselor-to-camper ratio?
  • Do you do background checks?
  • What security precautions do you take?
  • Are medical personnel on staff?
  • What would happen in the event of an emergency?
  • Do you offer transportation to and from camp? If so, is there an additional fee?
  • Do you offer early drop off early/late pick up?
  • What is the cost?
  • What does a typical schedule at your humane society camp look like?

Where to Find a Humane Society Camp Near You:

Contact local humane societies and ask whether they offer a day camp option. In addition, you can also search for "humane society" or "SPCA" in your local business directory, look for humane society camps online, and ask your child's teachers, as well as local veterinarians, for recommendations.

Typical Humane Society Camp Activities:

Humane society camps offer many fun and exciting activities, such as:
  • studying animals
  • learning about different breeds
  • learning how to care for animals
  • feeding animals
  • and more

For more options, read 10 Affordable Summer Camp Options.

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