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Kid’s Camps

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.

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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.

Pet Playdates will be held on the following dates:

  • February 18, 2019 – SOLD OUT

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2019 Spring Break Camp

What: Spring Break Camp
When: March 25-29, 2019, 9am-3pm
Who: Kids ages 7-12
How much: $275
(Includes a camp t-shirt and a Friday pizza party)
Where: Humane Society of Broward County
(2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312)

Kids ages 7-12 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!

Cancellation policy: A full refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee (per child), will be issue if the cancellation is requested by March 16, 2019.
How to register: Click here to register.

Click here to register.

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2019 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.

To register for any of the camps listed below, please bookmark this page and return on March 4th to register. (Sorry for the delay!)

 

HSBC Traditional Summer Camp

Ages 6-8

Ages 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—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 Summer Camps

 

Animal Training Camp – June 24-28, 9:30am-3pm daily

Animal Training Camp. Kids ages 13-17 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.

The cost is $325 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 by June 8, 2019.

Click here to register on March 4, 2019 (Sorry for the delay!)

Junior Veterinary Camp – July 29-Aug 2, 9am-3pm daily

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. The cost is $325 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 by July 15, 2019.

Click here to reigster on March 4, 2019 (Sorry for the delay!)

To register for any of these camps, please bookmark this page and return on March 4th to register. (Sorry for the delay!)
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