Camp for Kids

JHS is proud to offer a selection of camps for children of all ages. Camps provide children an experience to learn about dogs, cats and helping pets in our community.

SUMMER CAMP FOR GRADES K-8

Join us for week-long camps in the months of June, July, and August, for kids in grades K-8!

Cost: $205/week per camper

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (extended care available for additional cost)

Click here to view and read about our 2019 Summer Camp dates and themes.
 

Summer Camp 2019 is currently sold out! Click here to be placed on our waiting list. We will send an email to everyone on the list if a spot becomes available. Spots are first come, first served.


AMBASSADORS IN TRAINING: TWO-DAY HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP

Spots still available! Students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend our first-ever high school camp July 8-9, 2019! Participants in this two-day camp will learn all about animal sheltering – from the moment an animal enters the shelter to the moment he or she is adopted – and help pets on their journey to find new families. We’ll discover what it takes to be an animal ambassador and how we can help both pets and the people who love them. Campers will study animal behavior, train both dogs and cats, take over JHS social media, and more.

Click here to register now.


KIDS’ NIGHT IN: SPRING PAW-JAMA JAM

Kids in grades K-8 are invited to join us for a Spring Paw-jama Jam on Saturday, May 11, from 5-9 p.m. at the JHS Adoption & Education Center. While parents enjoy a “paws,” kids can don their PJs and spend the evening meeting animals, crafting, eating pizza, watching a movie, and more. Cost: $40 for the first child, $30 for each additional sibling

Click here to register now.


Questions about JHS camps? Please check our Camp Handbook for answers to frequently asked questions such as what activities are included, how is camp structured, drop off/pick up protocol, dress code, camp rules,  etc.

If you would like to schedule a one-on-one, behind-the-scenes tour of the JHS facility with our Director of Development during camp drop-off and pick-up times, please contact Theresa Scordo at tscordo@jaxhumane.org.
 
Do campers get to interact with animals?
Yes, campers interact with both cats and dogs while at camp. The level of interaction each day depends on factors that permit an appropriate pet to be available. In the event that an appropriate pet is not available for hands-on interaction on a given day, campers may spend time with the animals at JHS in other ways (for example, observing staff members training dogs, reading to dogs in front of their kennels, or passing out treats).
 
JHS Camp Registration Protocol:

Allergies: Camp is not recommended for children with allergies to pet dander or nuts. Camp is held on a campus that houses more than 200 dogs and cats. Dogs are given peanut butter daily and many treats contain nut allergens. For these reasons and the safety, health and well-being of your child, we do not recommend that children with these allergies attend camps at JHS. 

Ages: JHS recommends that parents use “rising” grades (example, a child who finished 2nd grade should register for grades 3-5 camp) however – you know your children best and we encourage you to follow parental instinct. We reserve the right to make a professional judgment and move a camper to a more appropriate age group after consulting with you.

Cancellation: Cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the camp start date and must be received in writing via email or fax to qualify for a 50% refund. A processing fee may occur for refunds.


Camp Scholarships:
JHS is proud to offer a limited number of camp scholarships annually thanks to the generous support of the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation. For more information about our Furyk & Friends: Lucky’s Pack scholarships, please email us at events@jaxhumane.org.



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Contact Us:

Email: events@jaxhumane.org

Phone: 904.725.8766 ext. 4573

Fax: 904.725.3040