AHS Summer Camps

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Find Your Summer Fun

Welcome animal lovers! The Arizona Humane Society offers a variety of animal youth camps throughout the summer for kids and teens ages 5-17 who are interested in learning more about animals.

Summer Camp Sessions

  • Animal Ed-ventures (ages 6-8)
  • During this exciting, week-long ed-venture, campers will discover how they can make a difference in the lives of animals as we encounter a variety of animal ambassadors, fun interactive games and activities, and put our compassion into action through enrichment projects that benefit our homeless pets. Your camper will broaden their understanding of issues facing animals in our community, and learn what they can do to be a voice for all animals. Buckle up, because these animal ed-ventures are about to take off!

    Dates:
    June 3-7, 2024
    June 10-14, 2024
    June 24-28, 2024
    July 15-19, 2024
    July 22-26, 2024

    Price: $360

    What can your camper expect at Animal Ed-ventures?

  • Animal Ed-Ventures (ages 9-11)
  • During this exciting, week-long ed-venture, campers will discover how they can make a difference in the lives of animals as we encounter a variety of animal ambassadors, fun interactive games and activities, and put our compassion into action through enrichment projects that benefit our homeless pets. Your camper will broaden their understanding of issues facing animals in our community, and learn what they can do to be a voice for all animals. Buckle up, because these animal ed-ventures are about to take off!

    Dates:
    June 3-7, 2024
    June 10-14, 2024
    July 8-12, 2024
    July 22-26, 2024

    Price: $360

    What can your camper expect at Animal Ed-Ventures?

  • Shelter Explorers (ages 11-13)
  • Your child will explore the world of AHS’ animal rescuers as we discover what it takes make our community the best place to be a pet! This one-of-a-kind program allows preteens interested in the world of animal advocacy, behavior, and veterinary medicine to build new skills and discover exciting roles in animal welfare. Don’t miss out on this hands-on career discovery experience!

    *Please note that this curriculum is designed for preteens and will include age-appropriate lessons on our lifesaving work with animal cruelty, legislation, and pet overpopulation.

    Dates:
    June 10-14, 2024
    June 17-21, 2024
    July 15-19, 2024

    Price: $375

    What can your camper expect at Shelter Explorers?

  • Wild Wonders (ages 6-8 and 9-12)
  • Join the Arizona Humane Society, Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary, and more, for the most hands-on camp experience we offer! Campers will learn to preserve, coexist and keep pets safe around our wild neighbors, all while meeting the special wild animal guests from these lifesaving organizations. Ambassador animals like rescued hedgehogs, tortoises, and even alligators will help students see the dedication and time that is put into saving these precious lives. Through compassion, preservation and conservation, we will learn the best ways that partner organizations in the Valley work together to improve the lives of all animals!

    Dates:
    June 17-21, 2024 (ages 6-8)
    June 24-28, 2024 (ages 9-12)
    July 8-12, 2024 (ages 6-8)

    Price: $380

    What can your camper expect at Wild Wonders?

  • Pet Vets (ages 13-15)
  • Has your child always talked about working with animals? Are they starting to explore the idea of becoming a veterinarian? Pet Vets at the Arizona Humane Society is a great place to get started! This science-based program focuses on the building blocks of veterinary science and allows young teens to test out the realities of this career option. Students will have the option to view live surgeries in our veterinary clinic and will acquire hands-on experience during daily specimen dissections as they study animal anatomy and physiology. Additionally, students will be introduced to pet first aid, CPR, and a variety of experiments, as well as, hands-on interaction with animals each day. This science-centric program is sure to provide teens with a real worldview of what a career in animal medicine will bring!

    *Once registered for “Pet Vet” program, interested 13-15 year-olds will be eligible to register for “Advanced Vet Camp.”

    Dates:
    June 17-21, 2024
    June 24-28, 2024
    July 8-12, 2024

    Price: $375

    What can your camper expect at Pet Vets?

  • Advanced Vet Camp (15-17 OR Pet Vets program graduate)*
  • *Participants must either be between 15-17 OR a 13-15 “Pet Vet” graduate to be eligible for this advanced program.

    This fun, career-discovery program for teenage animal enthusiasts focuses on employment options within the veterinary field and beyond! We’ll be taking things to the next level through more advanced course work that includes everything your young adult needs to understand what a career in animal medicine might mean to them. Students will have the option to view live surgeries in our veterinary clinic and will acquire hands-on experience during daily advanced specimen dissections as they study animal anatomy and physiology.

    Dates:
    July 15-19, 2024

    Price: $375

    What can your camper expect at Advanced Pet Vets?

  • Pawsitive Service Camp: 1/2 Day Camp (ages 14-17; neurodivergent youth)
  • This session is for neurodivergent youth and teens ages 14-17. This program offers a safe yet challenging camp experience aimed at developing new skills, and gaining various vocational and recreational hands-on experiences within AHS. Program hours count as service hours, and can be used to help build a unique skillset that will enhance any resume or college/ career application.

    Dates: July 1-3, 2024

    Price: $225

    What can your camper expect at Pawsitive Service Camp?

  • Paws for a Cause: 1/2 Day Camp (ages 5-6)
  • During this 3-day long camp, campers will spend half day camp sessions at our Papago Park Campus engaging in fun games, activities, and crafts in addition to hands-on animal interaction. Campers will learn about the many ways that animals (and people) communicate their needs and emotions to help promote empathy and respect for all living things. This camp offers something for every young animal lover and is sure to be a howling good time!

    Dates: July 1-3, 2023

    Price: $225

    What can my camper expect at Paws for a Cause?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are AHS’ Summer Camp programs all about?
  • The Arizona Humane Society’s Summer Camps inspire compassion in the next generation of animal lovers through STEAM concepts and animal interactions. Whether your child is a future veterinarian, animal rescuer, wildlife rehabilitator, or advocate for living creatures, there is sure to be a program that is perfect for them.

  • Are scholarships available for campers?
  • Yes! We are excited to offer summer camp scholarships, thanks to generous donors and partners who have a passion for educating our community’s young animal lovers. Scholarships must be applied for at the link below. Letters of reference are required.

    Apply for a summer camp scholarship

  • Can I help support a camper who needs financial assistance?
  • Absolutely! Sending a young animal lover to AHS’ Summer Camp could be a dream come true for a future veterinarian or animal rescuer.

    Send a kid to camp by sponsoring a scholarship