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.
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.
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:
December 29, 2020 – Full
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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.
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!
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. **Specialty camps might differ in price.
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.
Sorry, we are not able to offer before care or aftercare.
Currently, there are no scheduled sessions of Summer Camp. Check back in 2021 for updates.
HSBC Specialty Camps
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. Please note that this camp includes seeing spay/neuter surgery, helping with surgery packs, vaccinations, passing out medications, watching blood testing, intubation, after surgery care and more. This camp is not for young people that may be affected negatively by seeing surgery, blood, injuries, needles and other things associated with an animal hospital. It is a sophisticated program, geared towards teens interested in a career in veterinary medicine.
Teens that would like to spend time with animals and want to help the homeless animals should sign up for our other general camp program.
Camp runs from 9:00am – 3:00pm daily which includes a t-shirt and Friday pizza lunch.
Currently, there are no scheduled sessions of Junior Veterinary Camp. Check back in 2021 for updates.
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.
For this week-long 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.
Camp runs from 9:00am – 3:00pm daily which includes a camp shirt and pizza lunch on Friday.
Currently, there are no scheduled sessions of Teen Camp. Check back in 2021 for updates. You may also be interested in our smaller Teen Meets sessions.
Junior Dog Training Camp
Junior Dog Training Camp is for Children ages 11-16 years old. Camp runs from 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
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 email@example.com
Currently, there are no scheduled sessions of Junior Dog Training Camp. Check back in 2021 for updates.