For Kids

Lifelong Friends Camp

2019 Dates Are Here!

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Lifelong Friends Camp - Ages 6-11
1000 Lyndon Lane, Louisville 

Camp Times

Camps run Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. (Extended Care Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Must select extended care option.)


Lifelong Friends Camp is back at our East Campus! Lifelong Friends campers will learn how to be ambassadors for our shelter animals. Camp activities are designed to empower campers to make a difference in their community while having fun with friends two-legged and four-legged! This camp includes:

  • Learning about pets and pet responsibility, including training techniques and dog body language;
  • Meeting a variety of adoptable pets;
  • Being a veterinarian! Performing a mock spay surgery;
  • Competing in Guardian Games, designed to promote teambuilding;
  • Participating in a service project to benefit the animals of the Kentucky Humane Society.

Lifelong Friends campers enhance their learning experience through crafts, games, videos, guest speakers and more! Children are grouped according to age. Camp is $200 per child ($160 for the week of July 4). We do offer extended care ($50 for the week; $12 per day), Pizza Friday ($5), and a photo of your child with their favorite pet ($5). Sign up your child to become a Lifelong Friend today!

All camps are full! Thank you!

  • June 10-14 (closed!)
  • June 17-21 (closed!)
  • June 24-28 (closed!)
  • July 1-3 (closed!)
  • July 8-12 (closed!)
  • July 15-19 (closed!)
  • July 22-26 (closed!)
  • July 29-Aug. 2 (closed!)

Time with Shelter Animals

While shelter animals are an important part of camp, time with our furry friends is limited and closely monitored. We have a limited number of animals with which our campers may interact, and they need time to relax and recuperate from the excitement of our daily hands-on sessions. Because it is ideal for puppies and kittens to be placed in homes as soon as they are healthy enough to leave the shelter, we cannot guarantee that they will be included in your child's camp session. We understand how important it is for our campers to socialize with puppies and kittens, and we make every effort to include them in camp.


Peanut Butter Use

If your child has allergies to peanuts, please be aware that we use peanut butter to make treats for our dogs.  If you have questions regarding this, please contact [email protected].


Lifelong Friends Camp is sponsored by


For Kids

Summer Camp 

In 2019, the Kentucky Humane Society will host its 30th year of summer camp. This weeklong camp, offered June through August, helps your child build a sense of kindness, respect and responsibility towards all living beings and our planet.

Learn more


How Kids Can Be Involved!

The Kentucky Humane Society discontinue hosting birthday parties September 22, 2018. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Here are other ways children can be involved with KHS and help our shelter animals:

Pawsitive Kids Club Membership

With a donation valued at $20 or more, Join our Pawsitive Kids Club and make a difference for shelter pets! Here's how:

  • Host a fundraiser for KHS (wish list drive, birthday donations, lemonade stand, penny war)
  • Donate to KHS! Every dollar makes a difference!
  • Create enrichment for KHS shelter animals with the At-Home Pet Project Packet

Member perks:

  • Drop off items and meet adoptable animals at our East Campus Adoption Center (1000 Lyndon Lane, 40222) during open hours (Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am-5pm). Email [email protected] with your name and date and time of your visit.
  • Receive a Paw Coin Bank
  • Receive a KHS LOVE temporary tattoo
  • Receive a membership certificate

Please feel free to contact Savannah at 502-515-3145 if you have any questions.