Youth - Arizona Humane Society


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Have a Kid Who Loves Animals?

From camps to homeschool programs to our kid-friendly events, we offer a wide variety of virtual and in-person programs for kids/teens aged 6-17. All of our educational animal adventures are designed to inspire compassion towards pets and engage young minds with fun, hands-on activities.

  • Birthday Parties
  • Host an unforgettable birthday party at our Nina Mason Pulliam South Mountain campus, where the birthday child and their guests will experience visits from Animal Teachers, a guided tour of our shelter, an animal-themed craft and activity, and more!

    Or we can come to your location!

    What Birthday Parties Include

  • Virtual Birthday Shout-Out
  • Who says a birthday at home can’t be a wild time? With our virtual birthday shout-outs, your child can get a special personalized video from one of our educators with a snake, lizard, ferret, hedgehog or one of our other AHS Animal Teachers!

    Request a Virtual Birthday Shout-Out

  • Homeschool Programs
  • Want to add science-based animal education to your homeschool curriculum? Our Animal Ed-Ventures Homeschool program (for ages 8-11) provides interactive sessions to inspire your child’s love of animals and the natural world.

    Learn more about Animal Ed-Ventures Homeschool

  • Humane Teens Volunteer Group
  • Humane Teens is a unique leadership program for students ages 14–17. Participants will get hands-on experience working with animals and assisting with youth programs while accruing service hours.

    Become a Humane Teen

  • Reading Fur Fun
  • This beloved program pairs children ages 8–11 with shelter pets so they can practice their reading while providing our pets with enrichment and socialization!

    Learn More about Reading Fur Fun

  • Scout Programs
  • We love to host Boy and Girl Scout troops in our shelter for educational activities and live animal interactions. At the end of the program, your scouts will earn their badge and also receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the shelter.

    See Scout Programs

  • Youth Camps
  • We offer a host of day camps during school breaks for youth ages 6–17 who are interested in learning more about animals and animal careers.

    See Upcoming Youth Camps

  • Youth Volunteering from Home
  • We always need more pet enrichment toys and supplies! Get your young animal lover or education group involved with crafts that you can make at home and donate to our shelter pets.

    Help pets from home with our Youth Service Packet

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