What are Youth Camps?

Harbor Humane Society has a line-up of action packed, animal filled, fantastically fun youth camps. These camps are for kids interested in animals and humane education. What better way to spend your break than hanging out with amazing animals, making new friends, learning cool new things, and playing games?!

Our camps will SPARK kids to learn different skills regarding patience, empathy, responsible pet care, and compassion for all creatures. Each camp will feature a variety of animal related topics that will entertain and teach your child all about the world of animals. Kids have the opportunity to have a one-of-a kind hands-on learning experience. Our campers aren’t the only ones who have fun, our beloved shelter animals also receive much-needed TLC. These camps are held during Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks!

Typically, camp will run from 9 am – 4 pm. During shorter breaks and one day camps, these days may be split into half day camps. For more specific hours, please look at the camp description.

All camps take place in the Community and Training Center at Harbor Humane Society. Our address is 14345 Bagley St, West Olive, MI 49460.

Each camp has a different cost depending on the length of the program. Please see the details section for more information on the cost of each camp.

Full refund may be provided with two week’s full notice of cancellation prior your scheduled attendance, minus a $10 processing fee. Refunds will not be provided without notice of cancellation and refunds cannot be provided during the scheduled week of camp.

For most of our camps, we offer different sessions for various age groups, overall tailoring our programs for the 5-15 age range. Because our programming is designed for each specific age group, we ask that all participants register for their designated sessions. At this time, we do not make exceptions to the age requirements. Each of our camp sessions are designed for a specific age range as noted in the description.

Harbor Humane does not provide lunch for campers, so a lunch in a labeled bag or lunchbox (there is access to a fridge if needed) is required for each full-day camper. We will also have two snack breaks for full-day camps, so snacks are highly encouraged!

At this time, we are strongly recommending that children who have been exposed or are feeling under the weather wear masks when attending any Harbor event. They will not be required at this time, but policies may change based on CDC recommendations, so please keep an eye on your emails and our website.

If you have additional questions regarding any of our camps and policies, please contact Ashton VanKoevering at programs@harborhumane.org.

Winter Break Camp

Winter Break Camp

Age: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th

Dates: January 2 (K-2nd), January 3 (3rd-5th), January 4 (6th-8th)

Cost: $50

Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Description: This winter break Harbor Humane Society will offer a one of a kind experience, Winter Break Camp! What better way to spend your winter break than learning compassion and empathy in a fast paced, fun, and hands-on learning experience with some of our beloved shelter animals?! This one day camp will feature animal interactions, presentations, crafts, and games.

Spring Break Camp

Spring Break Camp

Age: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th

Dates: April 2 (K-2nd), April 3 (3rd-5th), April 4 (6th-8th)

Cost: $60

Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Description: This one day camp is a paw-some experience for kids looking to learn more about who Harbor is and what we do! Campers will get a intensive day filled with crafts, games, and hands-on animal interactions. Each day is tailored to its specific age group, so please register your kiddos for the right group!

Summer Camp

*Summer Camp Dates Coming Early 2024*