Learn: Kids’ Camps
Kids have fun and learn about animals, animal issues, and animal careers at HSP’s kids camps! Stay tuned for details about next summers’ camps!
“I just want to acknowledge how much my niece Ilana H. enjoyed her week of HSP’s kids camp….Thank you all for what you do.” – Robbie P.
Junior Caretaker Camp For kids entering 5th or 6th grade
Our 2014 Junior Caretakers learned how to be humane towards animals and why animals are important. Campers learned the reasons behind pet overpopulation, why and how animals help people, how pets affect our daily lives, what goes into caring for an animal and facts versus myths about cats and dogs. Everyone had a great time learning about our shelter pets, pet behavior and many other animals through speakers from organizations: Project PUP, Saddle Up Riding Club, Inc., Fish & Wildlife, Florida Parrot Rescue, Petco, and a wildlife rehabilitation expert.
Animal Explorer Camp For kids entering 7th or 8th grade
This year’s Animal Explorers had fun learning how to align their choices with their values. Campers made treats and toys and learned how to identify their values, why and how animals were domesticated and what that means to us, how humans share space with animals, the value of community and in the end solutions on how to live a more humane life. Thanks to the Clearwater Police Department K9 Unit, Suncoast Herpetological Society, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Parrot Rescue, Florida Skunk Rescue, and Project Pup for interesting presentations.
Animal Career Camp For youth entering 9th or 10th grade
Animal Career Camp is designed to teach youth about different animal related careers. Each day will have an animal career theme including veterinarian, zoo worker, animal trainer, wildlife rehabilitator and shelter worker. Activities, demonstrations and presentations will fill each day and allow youth to learn more about each career. Youth will learn about the importance of conservation, why animals are brought to shelters, Florida wildlife and the Open Paw program, which is a behavior training program we use at the Humane Society of Pinellas. Campers will be assigned an animal for the week and will use what they learned about the Open Paw program to help that animal be adopted. Campers will receive a t-shirt on the first day of camp and will be provided with a nutritious snack each day.
Junior Caretaker Camp
Animal Explorer Camp