SCHS Animal Day Camp
Five Days of Fun for Kids!
The Sheboygan County Humane Society hosts fun, educational, and unique day camps for kids each summer. Three separate sessions of five consecutive days, each session with a different theme (described below), introduces youngsters aged 8 - 12 to a variety of animal- related topics. They learn through guest speakers, games, crafts, field trips, hands-on activities, and interaction with shelter and guest animals.
Camps run from 9 am - 3 pm daily, but Early Bird (8 - 9 am) and Aftercare (3 - 4:30pm) are available for a slight additional fee. All educational and craft materials are provided, and campers are given an Animal Camp t-shirt. However, each child must bring his/her own labeled sack lunch and a labeled water bottle every day.
LARGE ANIMALS (June 20-24th)This camp will look at large animals through various outlets in the community. Speakers, presentations, and hands on experience will allow campers to better understand the various animals This camp will feature a volunteer portion in the mornings to show how we set up the shelter, and how that transfers to large animal care taking.
POLLUTION & RECYCLING (July 18-22nd)This camp will focus on why and how the environment interacts with animals. Campers will talk with guest speakers, games, and hands on experience. This camp will feature a volunteer portion in the mornings to show how we set up the shelter, and how that transfers to pollution and recycling in and out of shelter care.
ANIMAL DISEASE (August 8- 12th)This camp focus on shelter and non shelter animal diseases. Different types of diseases will be looked at with games, arts and crafts, and hands on experience. Guest speakers will talk about how and why we treat these disease, and the importance of keeping our personal pets safe. This camp will feature a volunteer portion in the mornings to show how we set up the shelter, and do everything we can to prevent animal disease.
Animal Camp FAQ's
How do I sign up for camp? Just fill out permission slip and registration form, and mail, email, or bring in to the shelter with payment.
Do sessions fill up? Yes! Be sure to register early so your reserve a spot. Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Will campers get to take care of animals? Children will interact with animals each day. However, campers won’t clean up after critters. That is for our animal care staff. Encounters are planned with the best interest of the animal in mind to ensure a happy, safe visit. Therefore, we really cannot guarantee any specific animal, but cuddle time will be daily!
How will I know if I got into a session? You will receive a confirmation letter and valuable information that you will need for camp…what to wear, what to bring, where to go, and when to get there.
Cost for Animal Camp:
There is a $175 fee per child per camp, but we are offering $25 discount if two camps are chosen (for a total of $325 for any two sessions) and a $75 discount for all three camps (total of $425).
There will be an additional fee of $25 per child per camp session for Early Bird and/ or Aftercare.
Please click here to download and print the brochure/ registration form. Payment can be made by check or credit card (please see registration form for details), or through the PayPal button below (SCHS/Animal Camp should appear in the "Purpose" box on the PayPal form). Payment plans are also available.
NOTE: if you prefer to pay online, be sure you also fill out and mail or drop off the registration form, as it contains information and permissions that we MUST have so that your child can attend the camps!