Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering summer break camps for the summer of 2021. Please check back in the fall for information on winter break camps!

Education is a crucial component of the Idaho Humane Society’s mission to advocate for the welfare and responsible care of animals, protect them from neglect and cruelty, and promote humane awareness and compassion. We strive to share the shelter’s mission and programs as well as teach younger generations about humane care for pets and safety around animals.

Contact us at [email protected] if you have further questions.

Our Humane Education camps take place at our S. Bird Campus located at 1300 S. Bird Street, Boise, Idaho 83709.

Break Camps

Year Round Break Camps

Break camps run two-days and are project intensive. Snacks are included but campers will need to pack a lunch.  Campers will learn about the shelter, partake in service projects, create enrichment for our shelter animals, and have hands-on learning opportunities.

Camp days run 9:00am-3:30pm. Camp is divided into two groups of 10 kids based on age groups.  The 5-7 and 8-12 year olds.  Tuition is $80.  Extended day option is available at an additional cost and can be added at the time of registration.

Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering any summer break camps for 2021. Please check back this fall for information on winter break camps!

Check out our Parent Camper Guide!

Financial Assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis.  Financial Assistance applications must be in 3 weeks prior to the start of each Break Camp. Apply for Financial Assistance

Refund Policy:
All cancellations must be made at least 14 days prior to camp and in writing for a full refund minus the administration fee. No refund will be made 13 days or less prior to camp.


Camp Volunteers

Camp Volunteers

All of our camps utilize teen volunteers as camp counselors. Camp counselors learn responsibility, leadership, problem solving, and more under the guidance of the Humane Education Coordinator.

Camp Counselors must be at least 13 years old by the start of the camp, be a volunteer of the Idaho Humane Society, and attend a Camp Orientation.