Camp for Kids

JHS is proud to offer a selection of camps for children of all ages. JHS camps provide children with the invaluable opportunity to learn about dogs, cats and helping pets in our community.

JHS COVID-19 Camp Health and Safety Protocol

UPCOMING CAMPS:

SUMMER CAMP FOR CHILDREN IN RISING GRADES 1-8:

View our 2021 Summer Camp dates and themes.

COVID-19 Update: Due to COVID-19, we are limiting registration to 40 campers per week and approximately 12-15 campers per group. When registering, you will be prompted to select your child’s rising grade group. If a group is greyed out and crossed out, this means there are no more spots available in that group.

If the week you are interested in is full, you may join our waiting list.

Register for Week 1: June 14 – June 18, 2021 (Theme: Generosity Breeds Joy) Note: Week 1 is full for rising grades 3-5. Space is still available for children in rising grades 1-2 and 6-8.

Register for Week 2: June 21 – June 25, 2021 (Theme: All About Cats) Note: Week 2 is full for rising grades 3-5 and rising grades 6-8. Space is still available for children in rising grades 1-2.

Register for Week 3: June 28 – July 2, 2021 (Theme: All About Dogs) Note: Week 3 is full for rising grades 3-5 and rising grades 6-8. Space is still available for children in rising grades 1-2.

Register for Week 4: July 5 – July 9, 2021 (Theme: Generosity Breeds Joy) Note: Week 4 is full for rising grades 3-5. Space is still available for children in rising grades 1-2 and 6-8.

Register for Week 5: July 12 – July 16, 2021 (Theme: All About Dogs) Note: Week 5 is full for rising grades 3-5 and rising grades 6-8. Space is still available for children in rising grades 1-2.

Register for Week 6: July 19 – July 23, 2021 (Theme: Generosity Breeds Joy) Note: Week 6 is full for rising grades 3-5. Space is still available for children in rising grades 1-2 and 6-8.

Register for Week 7: July 26 – July 30, 2021 (Theme: Careers with Pets) Note: Week 7 is full for rising grades 3-5 and rising grades 6-8. Space is still available for children in rising grades 1-2.


AMBASSADORS IN TRAINING: THREE-DAY HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP (JUNE 9-11)

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend our three-day camp for high school students from June 9-11, 2021! Participants 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, learn about veterinary medicine, promote pets available for adoption, take over JHS social media, and more.

All campers will receive 12 hours of community service upon completion of the third and final day of camp.

Ambassadors in Training 2021 is SOLD OUT as of May 7, 2021. Join our waiting list.


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 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). Click here to view a sample camp schedule.

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 education@jaxhumane.org.



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Contact Us:
Email: education@jaxhumane.org
Phone: 904.725.8766 ext. 4588
Fax: 904.725.3040