Critter Camp is an interactive way for kids to learn about animals and have lots of fun at the same time!  Activities include games, 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.

Early registration is encouraged as spaces fill quickly. See camp schedules below or for more information, please contact Shanna Ireland, Humane Education, at 220-8709 or 
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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

2018 Fall/Winter Critter Camp

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October 19, 2018  FULL
October 22, 2018  FULL
November 12, 2018
November 21, 2018  FULL
December 19, 2018
December 20, 2018
December 21, 2018
December 26, 2018
December 27, 2018
December 28, 2018
December 31, 2018
January 2, 2019



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


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


  • Open to children in 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)

Your child must be signed in when they arrive and signed out when they are picked up. Please do not arrive earlier than 7:45am and please have your child dropped off by 8:15am.  Look for an open door on the front of the building to the west of the play yards.  You will enter directly into the leraning center for drop-off and you will enter throught the front door of the shelter for pick up.  Pick up is between 4:30-5pm.  If you need to pick up earlier, please let staff know at drop off.  Please have your child picked up by 5 pm.

Your child will be around animals, sneakers are the best choice. It is also suggested your child bring a hoodie or jacket to wear as appropriate for the weather.  If your child is attending an all day camp, please pack them a lunch with a cold pack (we have limited refrigerator space).  KHS will provide a morning and afternoon snack.


Our Supporters

McIlwaine Foundation

Pets Adopted

from the Kansas
Humane Society

Since January 1, 2018