Don’t know what to do when the kiddies have a day off from school?
Try our fun and interactive Humane Education kids’ day camps! Edmonton Humane Society’s Humane Education department offers a variety of animal welfare themed camps that are aimed to provide a memorable and educational day that will have a lasting impact and create fond memories.
Each day camp takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with early drop-off available between 8 and 9 a.m., and pick-up between 4 and 5 p.m. at no additional cost.
Does your child love cats? Would they love to learn more about cat behaviour, enrichment, and socialization? If yes, the feline fanatics camp is the camp for them! Throughout the day we will learn about the the wonderful animal that is the cat, and we’ll even make and distribute toys for the cats currently staying in the shelter! This camp is suited for children ages 5 to 12.
With the Shelter Helpers Day Camp, your child can learn more about the Edmonton Humane Society while helping the animals in our care. Kids will observe the day-to-day operations of the shelter from admitting to adoption, as well as participate in animal crafts and games. Lastly, they’ll help socialize the animals and help create some enrichment items for those animals currently in the shelter. For campers aged 5 to 12.
JR DOG TRAINER
Does your child love dogs? On Jr. Dog Trainers Day, campers will learn a little bit about canine behaviour; including reading dog body language and an introduction to the causes of problem behaviours. They will also craft enrichment activities for our four-legged friends at the shelter, followed by an introduction to positive reinforcement training with our Training Department. For campers aged 7 to 12.
Art + Animals = A fantastic day at camp! We will explore different forms of arts and crafts with our furry friends at the shelter, exploring origami, collaging, photography & painting. Picasso? More like Pet-casso! For campers aged 5 to 8.
ANIMAL CAREER DAY
Does your child want to work with animals one day?
Does your child love animals? Do they want to work with them one day, but are not sure how? At this day camp, campers will learn all about jobs in the animal industry and even get to hear from some of those workers first-hand! EHS staff will cover day-to-day responsibilities of their role, as well as the education and skills required to succeed. We will also look at the jobs that animals do!
Come to EHS and learn all about what an Animal Protection Officer does! We will learn about their role, how they ensure animals are receiving a high level of animal welfare, and will learn first-hand some of the reported cases of animal neglect. Campers will go home as certified Watch Dogs, and know what steps to take if they ever encounter an animal in distress in their community!