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.

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, 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.

2020 Camp Schedule:

Session 1: November 25 & 26 – WAIT LIST ONLY BOTH AGE GROUPS
Session 2: January 2 & 3
Session 3: March 24 & 25
Session 4: March 26 & 27

REGISTER FOR 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.

 

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!  Extended day option is available at an additional cost and can be added at the time of registration.

2020 Camp Schedule:

The World of Pets

Ages 5-7. 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.

  • June 15-19
  • June 22-26
  • July 20-24
  • July 27-31
  • August 3-7

Animals in Our Community

Ages 8-10. 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.

  • June 15-19
  • June 22-26
  • July 20-24
  • July 27-31
  • August 3-7

Shelter Helpers

Ages 11-12: 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.

  • June 8-12
  • July 13-17

REGISTER FOR SUMMER KIDS’ CAMP!

Check out our Parent Camper Guide!

Financial Assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis.  Financial Assistance applications must be June 1st  for Summer Kid’s 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.

APPLY TO BE A CAMP COUNSELOR