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Pet-Focused, Fun Camps

Fun & Educational Summer Camps!

Let your child learn about pet guardianship while having fun! In 2014, the Kentucky Humane Society will host its 27th year of summer camp with some new twists.

Kids can choose from three unique camps at two locations:

Lifelong Friends Camp (ages 6-12) More info

Located at our Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive. This camp for 6-12 year olds has the largest number of pets.

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Kids N' Canines (ages 6-12) More info

Located at our East Campus, 1000 Lyndon Lane. Designed for 6-12 year olds. This program will include both shelter pets and campers' own canines!

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Animal Advocate Camp (ages 12-16) More info

Located at our Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive, with a field trip to our S.N.I.P. Clinic. This camp is designed for teens interested in learning more about animal welfare issues and careers. Students must submit an essay in order to be admitted to this camp.

 


 

Lifelong Friends Camp - Ages 6-12

Humane society summer camp for kidsKHS Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville, KY 40214 

Weeklong Camp – $185
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (extended care available)

Lifelong Friends Campers will gain an understanding of the impact they can have as animal ambassadors, while having fun making new friends, two-legged and four-legged! All activities are designed to empower campers to make a difference for shelter animals. Lifelong Friends Campers will learn how to help our furry friends by:

  • Creating promotional videos of some of our awesome adoptable pets
  • Participating in a service project to benefit the animals of KHS
  • Bathing and brushing shelter animals
  • Taking a behind-the-scenes tour to see our lifesaving mission in action
  • Playing with dozens of puppies, cats and kittens

This special shelter-focused camp will help Lifelong Friends campers enhance their learning experience through animal-related crafts, games, videos, guest speakers, and more! Sign up your child to become a Lifelong Friend today! 

Children are grouped according to age. Extended care and Pizza Friday options also are available.

 

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Kids 'N' Canines - Ages 6-12

KHS East Campus, 1000 Lyndon Lane, Suite B, Louisville, KY 40222

Weeklong Camp– $185
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (extended care available)

Humane society summer camp for kidsWeeklong Camp – $200
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (extended care available)

The Kentucky Humane Society’s summer camps are going to the dogs. Kids & Canines is a brand new weeklong camp for everyone, including the family dog! Designed to strengthen the bond between children and their pets, Kids & Canines Camp teaches children the many facets of proper pet care. As an added bonus, campers are invited to bring their dog to one day of camp for only $25! 

 As a part of this camp, children will

  • Experience specific training techniques to use on a current or future pet.
  • Discover how proper grooming helps keep pets healthy.
  • Play games designed to help children understand dog behavior.
  • Create toys and treats for their pet.

Whether you have a dog or may adopt a companion later in life, this camp will develop your child’s confidence and teach him or her how to respect our four-legged friends.
*Maximum of two days of camp per dog. Subject to evaluation of dog.

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Animal Advocates Camp - Ages 12-16

Humane society summer camp for kids

KHS Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville, KY 40214

Weeklong Camp – $210  |  Dates: July 14-18; July 21-25
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

KHS Animal Advocate Camp is designed for young adults who have a sincere passion for animals and want hands-on experience with our shelter while learning about animal welfare issues and careers. Along with helping care for our homeless animals, campers will...

  • Get an in-depth behind-the-scenes tour of the shelter
  • Meet professionals in animal-related careers such as behavior trainers, rescue officers, veterinarians and more
  • Explore animal welfare issues, including puppy mills and dog fighting
  • Take a field trip to KHS S.N.I.P. Clinic to view surgeries and learn about the importance of spaying and neutering pets
  • Help bathe animals and keep animal spaces clean

Applicants must submit an essay describing why they want to attend this special camp. Please submit essays to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to KHS Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville, KY 40214. Questions? Please call Education Manager Valerie Merrifield at 502-515-3149.

Have questions or want to be added to our summer camp mailing list?
Contact the KHS Education Manager at 502-515-3149 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Brochures are available in March. 

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