Humane Society of West Michigan knows the importance of educating children through experience. We offer camps throughout the year to educate children on animal welfare, as well as giving them an enjoyable experience. Through games, crafts, animal time, and more your child will learn life lessons and have a fun filled experience that will be with them for a lifetime!
2021 Spring & Summer Camp Registration is Open NOW! Sign up below!
All Camps run 9:00am-4:00pm (aftercare is available until 5:15pm for an additional $10 a day per camper).
Spring Break Camp 2021
Humane Society of West Michigan offers a fun and exciting experience at our Spring Break camp! Spring Break camp is a great place for your child to learn, grow, and make new friends!
Kids Week Out: This camp allows you to sign your camper or campers up for one, two or all 5 days of camp. This is our more general camp that will have campers experiencing all animals. It will feature guest speakers, games, crafts and so much more!
Recommended Ages 5-10
Cost: $40 per day or $185 for the whole week
June 14th - June 18th - Sign up HERE. June 28th - July 2nd - Sign up HERE. August 23rd - August 27th - Sign up HERE.
Intro to Animal Behavior: Students who are interested in learning about how to care for animals can engage in enrichment training, agility training, and other animal activities for dogs, cats and small animals.
Recommended Ages 8-13
Cost $185 for the week
June 21st - June 25th July 26th - July 30th August 16th - August 20th
Media Mutts: This camp offers a variety of multimedia fun for campers who enjoy art and theatre. In this camp, students will create a animal-themed music video and take part in a variety of other fun projects! This camp is great for returning campers or kids who love to create!
Vet & Animal Careers Camp: This camp focuses on animal welfare careers with a special focus on becoming a vet or vet tech. Students who are seriously interested in a career in veterinary science can engage in hands on activities, watch a live surgery, hear from guest speakers and enjoy animal interaction time. Throughout the day we will also focus on other animal welfare careers by learning and listening to those who work in these jobs each day.
Back to Nature: Exploring Your Backyard: Each day of this camp will be filled with animal interaction time, activities, games and crafts geared toward a variety of animals in our own backyard.
Recommended Ages 8-12
August 9th - 13th
Sign up for Back to Nature: Exploring your Backyard HERE.
Winter Camp 2021
Registration opens NOVEMBER 1ST, 2021!
Humane Society of West Michigan offers a three day Winter Camp to keep your child active and learning during the holiday break! Campers will enjoy animal time, play games, make crafts, and meet new friends!
Dates: TBD Cost: $100 per camper Ages 7-13
Frequently Asked Questions
Click HERE for our FAQ regarding camps. If your question is not answered via the form please email email@example.com.
Junior Camp Counselor
Students between the ages of 15-17 can volunteer their time to earn service learning hours. Students should be interested in gaining experience working as a team, helping children between the ages of 5-12 and working with shelter animals.
Registration for Junior Camp Counselors will open June 1st For more information or questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Humane Society of West Michigan 3077 Wilson Dr. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49534 616.453.8900 email@example.com
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