The Humane Society of Broward County offers several day-camps (“Pet Playdates”) throughout the school year, and week-long camps during spring break and summer break.
In all of our camps, we teach the kids about staying safe around animals and the kids get supervised hands-on interaction with animals. Kids love our cool animal-themed crafts, games, and activities—it’s ALL animals, ALL day!
In our week-long camps, we are able to go into further detail about what it means to be a responsible pet parent. The kids get to roll up their sleeves and help take care of the animals in the shelter by doing different jobs like cleaning cages, feeding animals, socializing animals, building litter boxes, bathing dogs, making enrichment items for the animals, etc. Kids also learn about important topics such as basic pet care, animal handling, careers with animals, dog training, pet overpopulation, and more.
Pet Playdate Camp
When school is out, come to the Humane Society of Broward County and give love and attention to some adorable animals! Let’s spoil homeless dogs and cats with affection, and make fun surprises for them. There will be cool animal-themed crafts, games, and activities—it’s ALL animals, ALL day!
Kids aged 7-12 are invited to join us for a day of tail wags and purrs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The cost is $70 for the day, which includes a pizza lunch.
Cancellation policy: a refund (minus $25 cancellation fee) will be given if the parent cancels 10 or more days before the Pet Playdate.
The Pet Playdate Camps scheduled for the 2019-20 School Year are as follows;
2019: September 30th and November 11th
2020: January 2nd, January 3rd, January 6th, January 20th, and February 17th.
Registration for Pet Playdate Camps will open the first week of September, please check back then to sign your child up!
2020 Spring Break Camp
March 23 – 27, 2020
Please check back in January 2020 to register.
2020 Summer Camp
To allow for as many kids as possible to attend camp, kids may attend only ONE week of camp during the summer.
Please check back the first Monday in March for Summer Camp 2020 registration.
Kids will learn about staying safe around animals, the basics of pet care, careers with animals, dog training, and more. They will get lots of supervised hands-on interaction with companion animals. Also, the kids get to roll up their sleeves and help take care of the animals in the shelter by doing different jobs like cleaning cages, feeding animals, socializing animals, building litter boxes, bathing dogs, making enrichment items for the animals, etc. Kids love our cool animal-themed crafts, games, and activities—it’s ALL animals, ALL day!
Camp is from 9am until 3pm daily. The cost to attend is $300 for the week, which includes a camp t-shirt and Friday pizza party.
Cancellation policy: A full refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee (per child), will be issued if the cancellation is requested 2 weeks before the start date of the camp registered for.
HSBC Specialty Camps
Animal Training Camp
Animal Training Camp. Kids ages 12-17 will learn about positive reinforcement training methods and dog and cat behavior and communication. Then, they will use their new knowledge and skills to work with and train animals in the shelter! Important topics they will learn include: teaching basic commands using verbal cues and hand signals, proper use of training tools and equipment, trick training, how to read dog and cat body language, and more.
Kids will feel a sense of pride in helping to increase the adoptability of shelter animals. Animal Training camps take place several times throughout the school year.
Junior Veterinary Camp
Junior Veterinary Camp. Teens 13-17 will have hands-on learning experiences in a real veterinary clinic where they will learn about basic pet health and common health conditions, x-rays, administering vaccinations, suturing, parasites, spay/neuter surgery, and other important procedures. Junior Veterinary Camp takes place over the summer.