Critter Camp is an interactive way for kids to learn about animals and have lots of fun at the same time!  Activities include games, skits, tours, and crafts focused on basic animal care and safety, pet training, the bond shared between people and companion animals, the importance of veterinary care and ways to address the problem of pet homelessness and overpopulation in our community. The Critter Camp curriculum is available for Spring, Summer, Winter and Single Day sessions.

CAMPERS ENJOY:

  • Cool lessons that teach kids how to be safe around animals, pet responsibility and empathy toward animals
  • Touring our Veterinary Clinic
  • Socializing dogs and kittens
  • Helping the animals by doing a shelter job

Early registration is encouraged as spaces fill quickly. See camp schedules below or for more information, please contact Shanna Ireland, Humane Education Supervisor at 220-8709 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All proceeds from Critter Camp benefit animal welfare and education programs at the Kansas Humane Society.

 

“My favorite thing in Critter Camp is getting time to spend with the dogs. Also, I liked the surgery. It was great to see how you take care of the animals by spaying or neutering.” ~Jenny, age 12

"Critter Camp is a fun, educational way to interact and learn about animals. As you go through the day, you do fun things. My favorite part is meeting and walking the dogs." ~Mia, age 9

“I liked spending time with the animals. And learning what to do when a dog comes near. I will love to come again!” 
~Ashley, age 10

Single Day Critter Camp

click to enroll$35 per Day Session
Designed for Kids Kindergarten through 5th Grade

All Day Sessions: From 8:00am to 5:00pm

Scholarships are available! For questions or information about applying for the National Christian Foundation Scholarship, contact Shanna Ireland Youth Educator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (316) 220-8709.

ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Fun lessons that teach kids how to be safe around animals, pet responsibility and empathy toward animals
  • Touring our Veterinary Clinic
  • Socializing dogs and kittens
  • Helping the animals by doing a shelter job each day
  • Painting with Puppies

All activities take place at the Kansas Humane Society’s state-of-the-art Murfin Animal Care Campus.

DATES

January 16
February 20
February 21
March 17
April 14

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Open to kids kindergarten through 5th grade. Enrollment must be on file with the Kansas Humane Society prior to your child’s camp attendance. No child may attend without current forms and payment made.
  • Pre-registration is required to attend. Payment is due upon registration, payable to the Kansas Humane Society. Payment is non-refundable.
  • Space is limited - first come, first serve. Please do not mail your registration form or payment. You may enroll online and you will receive your registration paperwork via email. You may also register at KHS in our store.
  • A minimum of 5 children is required to have a session. If 5 children do not enroll, parents/guardians will be notified no less than 2 days prior to camp.
  • All persons authorized to pick up a child must be prepared to show I.D. (no exceptions)

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP:
Your child must be signed in when they arrive and signed out when they are picked up. If you are coming in the morning session, the doors will be locked when you arrive, please ring the doorbell and someone will come let you in. Please do not arrive earlier than 7:45am.

WHAT TO BRING:
Your child will be around animals and walking dogs, sneakers are the best choice. It is also suggested your child bring a hoodie or jacket to wear as appropriate for the weather.

Spring Break Critter Camp

click to enrollMorning Session: 8am - 12pm
Afternoon Session: 1pm - 5pm

Enroll for one session, two sessions or enroll for the entire week. Activities will be different on each day while morning and afternoon content will be the same. Spring Break Critter Camp Enrollment Fee is $25 per half-day session or $30 per full-day session. Kids are provided with a snack & drink during the sessions.

There is space for 20 children in each session. All activities take place at the Kansas Humane Society's state-of-the-art Murfin Animal Care Campus. Guest speakers will join us to put into practice the humane treatment of all living things.

DATES

March 20
March 21
March 22
March 23
March 24

CAMPERS ENJOY:

  • Fun lessons that teach kids how to be safe around animals, pet responsibility and empathy toward animals
  • Touring our Veterinary Clinic
  • Socializing dogs and kittens
  • Helping the animals by doing a shelter job

CRITTER CAMP TOPICS:

  • What is and why is the Humane Society is here?
  • Animal Safety
  • Overpopulation
  • Spay & Neuter Clinic
  • Animal Careers

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Open to children grades K-5. Enrollment must be on file with the Kansas Humane Society prior to your child’s camp attendance. No child may attend without current forms and payment made.
  • Pre-registration is required to attend. Payment is due upon registration, payable to the Kansas Humane Society. Payment is non-refundable.
  • Space is limited - first come, first serve. Please do not mail your registration form or payment. You may enroll online and you will receive your registration paperwork via email. You may also register at KHS in our store.
  • A minimum of 5 children is required to have a session. If 5 children do not enroll, parents/guardians will be notified no less than 2 days prior to camp.
  • All persons authorized to pick up a child must be prepared to show I.D. (no exceptions)

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP:
Your child must be signed in when they arrive and signed out when they are picked up. If you are coming in the morning session, the doors will be locked when you arrive, please ring the doorbell and someone will come let you in. Please do not arrive earlier than 7:45am.

WHAT TO BRING:
Your child will be around animals and walking dogs, sneakers are the best choice. It is also suggested your child bring a hoodie or jacket to wear as appropriate for the weather.

Summer Critter Camp

click to enrollGrades K+

Critter Camp Enrollment Fee is $125 per week for half-day sessions or $175 per week for full-day sessions, includes a Critter Camp T-Shirt.

Scholarships are available! For questions or information about applying for the National Christian Foundation Scholarship, contact Shanna Ireland Youth Educator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (316) 220-8709.

Activities include:

  • hands-on animal interactions
  • creating pet enrichment items
  • performing volunteer jobs
  • interacting with guest speakers

CAMPERS ENJOY:

  • Learning about animal safety
  • Socializing dogs, kittens and small animals
  • Making and delivering treats and toys to shelter animals
  • Helping the animals by doing a shelter job
  • Creating animal-themed art projects 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Open to children grades K - 5 for the first 5 weeks, and then children ages 10 and up for the last week. Enrollment must be on file with the Kansas Humane Society prior to your child’s camp attendance. No child may attend without current forms and payment made.
  • Pre-registration is required to attend. Payment is due upon registration, payable to the Kansas Humane Society. Payment is non-refundable.
  • Space is limited - first come, first serve. Please do not mail your registration form or payment. You may enroll online and you will receive your registration paperwork via email. You may also register at KHS in our store.
  • A minimum of 5 children is required to have a session. If 5 children do not enroll, parents/guardians will be notified no less than 2 days prior to camp.
  • All persons authorized to pick up a child must be prepared to show I.D. (no exceptions)

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP:
Your child must be signed in when they arrive and signed out when they are picked up. If you are coming in the morning session, the doors will be locked when you arrive, please ring the doorbell and someone will come let you in. Please do not arrive earlier than 7:45am.

WHAT TO BRING:
Your child will be around animals and walking dogs, sneakers are the best choice. It is also suggested your child bring a hoodie or jacket to wear as appropriate for the weather.

Winter Critter Camp

click to enroll

DATES

December 18
December 19
December 20
December 21
December 22
December 25
December 26
December 27
December 28
December 29

CAMPERS ENJOY:

  • Fun lessons that teach kids how to be safe around animals, pet responsibility and empathy toward animals
  • Touring our Veterinary Clinic
  • Socializing dogs and kittens
  • Helping the animals by doing a shelter job

CRITTER CAMP TOPICS:

  • What is and why is the Humane Society is here?
  • Animal Safety
  • Overpopulation
  • Spay & Neuter Clinic
  • Animal Careers

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Open to children ages 5-12. Enrollment must be on file with the Kansas Humane Society prior to your child’s camp attendance. No child may attend without current forms and payment made.
  • Pre-registration is required to attend. Payment is due upon registration, payable to the Kansas Humane Society. Payment is non-refundable.Space is limited - first come, first serve. Please do not mail your registration form or payment. You may enroll online and you will receive your registration paperwork via email. You may also register at KHS in our store.
  • A minimum of 5 children is required to have a session. If 5 children do not enroll, parents/guardians will be notified no less than 2 days prior to camp.
  • All persons authorized to pick up a child must be prepared to show I.D. (no exceptions)

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP:
Your child must be signed in when they arrive and signed out when they are picked up. If you are coming in the morning session, the doors will be locked when you arrive, please ring the doorbell and someone will come let you in. Please do not arrive earlier than 7:45am.

WHAT TO BRING:
Your child will be around animals and walking dogs, sneakers are the best choice. It is also suggested your child bring a hoodie or jacket to wear as appropriate for the weather.

 

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