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Kids’ Camps

The Humane Society of Broward County offers several day-camps (Day Off from School/“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,  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.

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Day Off from School Camp

(aka 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 Day Off from School Camp.

The Day Off from School Camps scheduled for the 2019-20 School Year are as follows;

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Junior Dog Training Camp

Junior Dog Training Camp

For this week-long after-school camp, kids will come to the Humane Society of Broward County and be paired with a shelter dog specially selected for them to train for the week.

  • Who: Children ages 11-16 years old
  • When: Monday, December 2, 2019 to Wednesday, December 4, 3019
  • Where: Humane Society of Broward County
  • Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Kids will learn:

  • Positive reinforcement dog training skills
  • How to train a dog to do tricks
  • How to use proper equipment to handle a dog
  • How to redirect negative behaviors
  • How to read dog body language
  • How to teach basic commands using verbal cues and hand signals
  • How to market their trained shelter dog and work to get them adopted
  • And more

Cost: $100.00

Important Information: Children must be comfortable working with large dogs. Training supplies are included. Only 8 spots available.

Questions: Contact Caroline Crane 954-266-6815 or ccrane@hsbroward.com

Register Here

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2020 Spring Break Camp

March 23 – 27, 2020

Please check back in January 2020 to register.

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2020 Summer Camp

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All camp programs are held at our shelter, which is located at 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.
To allow for as many kids as possible to attend camp, kids may attend only ONE week of camp during the summer.

Sorry, we are not able to offer before care or aftercare.

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.

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.

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