Spend your summer with the animals
Humane Society of West Michigan's Summer Camp is a great place for your child to spend their summer learning, growing and having a fun filled experience that will leave a lasting impression! Summer Camps are filled with activities, games, crafts, lessons and hands on experience for everyone based on animal's and animal welfare! 5 different camps are offered for a variety of ages and interests.
Full day sessions - from 9:00AM-4:00PM
AM sessions - from 9:00AM-12:00PM
PM sessions - from 1:00PM-4:00PM
After Care and Before Care is available for an additional fee
Camp PET PALS
This camp offers a new theme everyday, including Delightful Dogs, Fun with Critters, Feline Friends, and more. Days are filled with crafts, games, and fun! Campers are expected to bring their own lunch, snack and a water bottle each day. 40 campers per session.
- June 19th-23rd ages 5-7 - half day sessions (AM and PM)
- June 26th-30th ages 8-10 - full day sessions
- July 17th-21st ages 11-13 - full day sessions
- July 24th-28th ages 5-7 - half day sessions (AM and PM)
- August 7th-11th ages 8-10 - full day sessions
- August 21st-25th ages 8-10 - full day sessions
MEDIA MUTTS Camp
In this learn-and-create camp, campers will learn about a new topic each day focused on animals and have different activities and projects throughout the week leading up to the final unique media project. Campers are expected to bring their own lunch, snack and water bottle each day. 40 campers per session.
- August 14th-18th ages 8-12 - full day sessions
In this hands on camp, teens who are seriously considering a career in veterinary medicine are able to learn the ins and outs of being a vet. Spend some time with HSWM’s vet staff and watch surgeries, participate in dissections, practice suturing and injections, learn about diagnostic testing and more! 25 campers per session.
- July 10th-14th ages 13-17 - half day sessions (AM)
- July 31st-August 4th ages 13-17 - half day sessions (AM)
K9 Enrichment Camp
Sit, stay and come are just a few of the basic commands you will teach shelter dogs during this canine enrichment filled camp. Learn basic and advanced obedience training, scent training, agility training, enrichment and socialization! Trainers will practice positive reinforcement training and special skills. They will also perform further research in body language, behavior assessment and breed histories to create a long-term strategy for a shelter dog. 25 campers per session.
- July 10th-14th ages 13-17 - half day sessions (PM)
- July 31st-August 4th ages 13-17 - half day (PM)
Animal Advocates Mini Camp
In this mini three day camp, campers who are passionate about animal welfare and making a difference will meet guest speakers and learn about current animal issues in our community. Each day campers will learn about a new topic through games, crafts and activities and even complete a service learning project! Campers are expected to bring their own lunch, snack and a water bottle each day. 40 campers per session.
- July 5th-7th ages 13-17 - full day sessions