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.


Pawsident’s Day Camp: Monday, February 18

Campers will celebrate Pawsident’s Day while learning all about pets and helping enrich the lives of the homeless dogs and cats JHS.


Spring Break Camp Session 1: March 13-15

Spring Break Camp Session 2: March 20-22

Children in grades K-8 are invited to spend Spring Break with the animals at the Jacksonville Humane Society! Choose from two different sessions and register your child for one day, two days, or three days. Those who register for all three days will receive a savings of $25.

Spring Break campers will learn what it means to be a friend to the animals and how to help pets at home, in the community, and in shelters. We’ll spend time interacting with and training dogs and cats, making crafts and treats for our four-legged pals, playing games, and so much more!


Click here to sign up for Summer Camp 2019 updates and be notified as soon as registration opens.

Questions about JHS camps? Please check our Camp Handbook – Updated February 2019 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
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.

Contact Us:


Phone: 904.725.8766 ext. 4573

Fax: 904.725.3040