Camps

Idaho Humane Society Education 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.

Read more about our various educational opportunities below. Contact Kelly Nagl at education@idahohumanesociety.org if you have further questions.

Please click here to learn more about Kids Camps.

Year Round Mini Camps

Mini camps are service-oriented, one-day (9am – 3:30pm) camps offered to kids between the ages of 5 and 12. Campers spend the day completing hands-on projects and meeting shelter pets. Projects are paused only for lunch, while campers enjoy a pizza party. Due to the nature of these camps, camp hours also fulfill the Idaho Humane Society’s community service requirement for students.

2018/19 School Year Mini Camps

Fall Mini Camps

Monday, November 19th for 5-7 year olds – FULL

Tuesday, November 20th for 8-12 year olds

Winter Mini-Camps

Wednesday, January 2nd for 5-7 year olds

Thursday, January 3rd for 8-12 year olds –FULL

Monday, January 21st for 7-10 year olds

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Summer 2019 Mini Camps

Monday, July 1st for 5-7 year olds

Tuesday, July 2nd for 8-12 year olds

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Refund Policy

Tuition is refundable (minus a $15 administrative fee) if cancellation is made more than 7 days prior to camp.
For cancellations made 7 or less days prior to camp, tuition is nonrefundable.

Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Kid’s Camps

Spring Break camps run two-days and are project intensive. Snacks are included but campers will need to pack a lunch.

Camp days run 9:00am-3:30pm. Tuition is $80.

Session 1 is geared for campers aged 5-7 and runs Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20.

Session 2 & 4 is geared for campers aged 8-12  and runs March 21st & 22nd and session 4 runs March 28 & 29.

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Refund Policy:

A full refund minus a $20 administrative fee is available for cancellations made more than 7 days before camp.

Cancellations made 7 or fewer days before camp are nonrefundable.

Summer Camps

Summer  Kid’s Camp

Camps are a great way for children to gain experience with animals and get involved in shelter projects. Camp curriculum changes each year, so repeat campers are welcome!

Camp sessions run Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm. Tuition is $175. IHS Kids Camp t-shirt, snacks and a Friday Pizza party are included!

2019 Camp Schedule:

The World of Pets: Ages 5-7: June 24-28, July 15-19, & August 5-9 
In the World of Pets campers learn about responsibility and animal safety.  Campers will get hands on experience and learn care of their household pets.

 

Animals in Our Community: Ages 8-10: July 8-12, July 22-26
There are so many different kinds of animals within our Treasure Valley. Come and learn about the critters we live with and people who help them.

 

Shelter Helpers: Ages 11-12: June 10-14 WAIT LIST ONLY
For those who would like to volunteer at the Idaho Humane Society, this is for you.  Come learn the behind the scenes of the shelter and learn how you can help.  This group is very heavy in community service and leadership.

Spaces are limited to just 13 campers each session.

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Refund Policy:

A full refund minus a $25 administrative fee is available for cancellations made more than 7 days before camp.

Cancellations made 7 or fewer days before camp are nonrefundable.