What are SPARK camps?

Harbor Humane Society has a line-up of action packed, animal filled, fantastically fun SPARK 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!

Camp Hours

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Age Range

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.

Lunch & Snacks

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! We do send a parent letter out the week before that lists the snacks kids will get each day. If your child has severe allergies or is not able to eat the snacks provided, you are welcome to send them with an alternative snack.

Additional Questions

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

School Year

Winter Break

One-Day Camp

Cost: $75

Hours: 9 am – 4 pm

*Each day of this camp will be unique so that kids can attend both sessions for their age group*

Available Spots:

  • Register for December 20 and/or January 2 (ages 5-8)
  • Register for December 23 and/or January 3 (ages 8-11)

Spring Break

Five-Day Camp

Cost: $125

Hours: 9 am – 12:30 pm (ages 5-8); 1:30 – 4 pm (ages 8-11)

Available Spots:


Stay tuned to see what we have in store for Summer 2020!