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Humane Society


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, 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 Bird Campus located at 1300 S Bird Street, Boise, Idaho 83709.

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.


DUE TO COVID-19, WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING SUMMER CAMPS. Please check back for more information in the future about winter 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.

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

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

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.