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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.

You’ll be pleased to know that our education staff have professional teaching /education backgrounds and degrees.  All  of our staff, teen and adult volunteers have been screened and approved by the state Level 2 Background Screening.  In addition, the Humane Society of Broward County also adheres to a Youth Protection Policy to ensure the safety and well-being of the young people we serve in our community.

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2021 Spring Break Camp

March 22-26, 2021

Kids ages 7-13 are invited to join us during their Spring Break.
The camp days runs from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. A week of Spring Break Camp will include:

  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Friday pizza lunch and ice cream sundae bar
  • Furry animal time
  • Animal toy and treat making
  • Lessons on animal care and responsibility
  • Fun games and activities!

Cost: $295.00 for the week

Cancellation policy: A full refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee (per child), will be issued if the cancellation is requested 10 business days before the start date of the camp registered for.

Want to help a deserving child attend Spring Break Camp?
Sponsor a day for a child in need

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2021 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.

Registration begins on March 15, 2021 at 9:00am

2021 Summer Camp Schedule
• June 14 – 18 / 6-8 year olds
• June 21 – 25 / 9-12 year olds
• June 28 – July 2 / 9-12 year olds
• July 5 – July 9 / NO CAMP
• July 12 – July 16 / 9-12 year olds
• July 19 – July 23 / 9-12 year olds
• July 26 – July 30 / Teen Camp
• August 2 – August 6 / Teen Camp

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Kids Camps (Age Groups 6-8 and 9-12)

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.

Kids can only attend one week of camp.

Camp is from 9am until 3pm daily, which includes a camp t-shirt and Friday pizza party. Cost for a week of camp is $300.00. Sorry, we are not able to offer before care or aftercare.

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.

***Please be sure you register for the week of your choice as all camps fill up quickly and switching weeks is usually not possible.

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Teen Camp

This camp is designed for teens, ages 13 – 17, that are interested in learning more than the basics.  Teens will learn about positive dog training techniques, working in the shelter and a small amount of veterinary care.  We will spend a good amount of time interacting with large dogs, cats and other small animals.  Your teen should feel comfortable with all animals and show a strong interest in learning more about them.

Camp runs from 9 am until 3 pm daily which includes a camp shirt and pizza lunch on Friday. Cost for a week of teen camp is $300.00.

You may also be interested in our smaller Teen Meets sessions.

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Camp Paw Hero

When school is out, come to the Humane Society of Broward County and give love and attention to some adorable animals! Kids aged 7-13 are invited to join us for a day of tail wags and purrs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. A day at Camp Paw Hero includes:

  • Having fun with numerous shelter animals!
  • Making toys and treats!
  • Learning about our animal friends!
  • Earning your Animal Hero certificate!
  • A pizza lunch and an ice cream sundae bar!
  • A Humane Society t-shirt!

Be a homeless animal hero by giving love, making toys and treats and playing with our beautiful homeless animals!  The cost is $65 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.

Available Camp Paw Hero dates:
Dates will be added for the 2021-2022 school year towards the end of the summer. Make sure you check back!

Do you need assistance to help your child attend Camp Paw Hero?
Apply for a scholarship

Want to help a child attend Camp Paw Hero?
Sponsor a day for a child in need

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Questions About Camps?

Email us at education@hsbroward or click the following link
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