Calling all Animal Crazy Kids!

Calgary Humane Society’s Day Camp’s is a place where kids connect with animals. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for children to interact and learn about the animals that share our world. An enthusiastic staff of instructors and friendly animals, give your child an enriching experience filled with hands-on animal encounters, fun activities, and crafts and guest presenters. As they have fun, campers learn respect, compassion, and how to provide a lifetime of care for animals.

Activities are age and developmentally appropriate. With camps being a full week, we have a different theme each day, ensuring diverse experiences.

Campers will learn about animal characteristics, behavior and proper pet care as well as meeting and interacting with the following animals if behaviorally and medically appropriate critters are in the shelter at the time of camp: bunnies, cats, dogs, reptiles, birds, and more!

Calgary Humane Society Camps have been adapted in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud to be able to offer a safe, adapted and engaging camp program. Please read the Camp FAQ for more information on our structure, processes and policies for CHS Camps.

Presentations for External Camps

Here at Calgary Humane Society we also provide presentations for other external camps that operate in Calgary and the surrounding area. These presentation can be provided outdoors or virtually. If your organization is interested in gaining more information about camp presentations please email the team at humane.education@calgaryhumane.ca.

 

Day Camps with Calgary Humane Society

 

Non-Instructional Day Camps 2022 (Grade 1-6)

Everything Animal:

For campers who love all animals, this camp is for you! Campers learn about a wide variety of animal friends that share our world and live in our shelter. Animal themed games, crafts, and activities are selected to show the wide variety of animals that come through our door at the Calgary Humane Society. Of course, camp would not be complete without being able to meet some of these furry, feathery, or scaly friends!

2022-23 dates will be released over the summer!


Spring Camps 2022 (Grade 1-6)

Creative Critters:

This Spring Camp provides budding artists the chance to flex their creative muscles and create animal-themed creative projects. Activities focus on natural art that animals create in our world! A variety of mediums will be explored and used including but not limited to: painting, sketching, photography, drama, music, and more! Of course, as with all CHS Camps, the day will also include plenty of times for games, animal interactions, and special guests – both human and animal!

2022-23 dates will be released over the summer!

Critters in Motion:

Can your youth jump like a kangaroo? Run like a jaguar? Climb like a cat? Critters in Motion gives campers the chance to move and groove with the animal kingdom! Activities focus on amazing animal abilities and plenty of time for games provides campers with lots of opportunities to burn off extra energy. Of course, as with all CHS Camps, the day will also include plenty of times for games, animal interactions, and special guests – both human and animal!

2022-23 dates will be released over the summer!


Summer Camps 2022 (Grade 1-9)

Please select a camp based on what grade your child is entering in the fall

Pets 101

Everything you wanted to know about having a pet but were afraid to ask!

Which animals make good pets? What kind of care do they need? Will this puppy stay this small forever…? Campers will explore all these questions and more. Perfect for the camper who may be ready to take on the responsibilities of pet ownership- or the one who maybe needs a bit more info.

(Grade 1 – 3) July 4th – 8th – On Sale!

(Grade 1 – 3) August 8th – 12th – On Sale! 

(Grade 1 – 3) August 22nd – 26th – On Sale! 

Everything Animal

For campers who love all animals, we have Everything Animal! Campers learn about a wide variety of the animal friends that share our world. Animal themed games, crafts and activities are selected to showcase animal adaptations and diversity. Of course, animal camp would not be complete without interactions with friendly animals at Calgary Humane Society!

(Grade 4 – 6) July 4th – 8th – On Sale! 

(Grade 4 – 6) July 18th – 22nd – On Sale! 

(Grade 4 – 6) August 22nd – 26th – On Sale! 

 

Critters in Motion 

Can your camper jump like a kangaroo? Run like a jaguar? Climb like a cat? Critters in Motion gives campers the chance to move and groove with the animal kingdom! Activities focus on amazing animal abilities and plenty of time for games provides campers with ample opportunity to burn off extra energy. Perfect for campers who enjoy physical games and activities.

(Grade 4 – 6) July 25th – 29th – On Sale! 

(Grade 4 – 6) August 8th – 12th – On Sale! 

(Grade 4 – 6) August 22nd – 26th – On Sale! 

Walk on the Wild Side 

Campers take a Walk on the Wild Side and learn about the wild cousins of our domestic animal friends. Domestication of animals is explored while activities and crafts focus on the amazing array of animal adaptations which make life in the wild possible. Games, crafts and animal interactions round out the week.

(Grade 4 – 6) July 4th – 8th – On Sale!

(Grade 1 – 3) July 25th – 29th – On Sale!

(Grade 4 – 6) July 25th – 29th – Sold Out!

(Grade 4 – 6) August 8th – 12th – On Sale! 

 

Creative Critters

This theme provides budding artists the chance to flex their creative muscles and creating animal-themed creative projects. Activities focus around the art animals create in our natural world and creating projects inspired by animals and our natural world! Of course, no day would be complete without interaction with our shelter animals! Perfect for the camper who prefers arts, crafts and creative projects.

(Grade 1 – 3) July 18th – 22nd – Sold Out!

(Grade 4 – 6) July 18th – 22nd – On Sale! 

(Grade 1 – 3) August 15th – 19th – On Sale! 

 

Animal Careers

Do you know an aspiring dog groomer? Kitty cuisine creator? Animal Cop? This week is for them! Campers will explore the wide array of jobs and careers where humans work side by side with animals. The week includes meeting special guests in both animal welfare and other professions, even seeing first-hand what some of our own shelter professionals do day to day!  Fun activities, games, creative crafts and interact with a variety of critters round out the week.

(Grade 4 – 6) July 11th – 15th – On Sale!

(Grade 4 – 6) August 2nd – 5th – On Sale!

(Grade 4 – 6) August 15th – 19th – On Sale!

 

Once Upon an Animal 

Campers will jump through the pages of their favorite storybooks as they explore the roles of animals and mythical creatures in storytelling and bring these stories to life by accessing their inner actor through drama games, mask work and puppetry. Throw in some animal guests and crafts and this will be a magical week your campers won’t forget.

(Grade 1 – 3) July 11th – 15th – On Sale!

(Grade 1 – 3) August 2nd – 5th – On Sale! 

 

How Animals Learn 

Ever wonder how dogs, cats, rabbits and even reptiles make sense of their world and learn new things? Find out at this unique camp! As an intro to understanding animal training, campers will learn basic fundamentals of animal training and try their hand at training different species. Throw in some games, creative projects and fun volunteer tasks around the shelter and you have a summer they will never forget!

(Grade 7 – 9) August 2nd – 5th – Sold Out!

 

So you want to be a Vet?

Does your child dream of being a vet when they are older? Let them spend a week at our vet camp where they get to explore the ins and outs of the vet profession, spending time with our professional veterinarians and health professionals! Campers will have the opportunity to observe surgeries, shadow health technicians on their medical rounds and have hands on experience by looking at microscopic slides, x-rays and learning about different medical concerns our animals face. On top of all of that, games and animal interactions round out this unique week.

(Grade 7 – 9) July 11th – 15th – Sold Out!

Animal Investigations 

Ever wonder what the laws are that protect pets? What about other animals? How are all those laws enforced and what happens when they are broken? Find out through this special camp where you will become experts in everything animal protection and enforcement! Campers will try their hand at solving practice cases, learn about forensics and the information animal investigators use when trying to solve a case as well as meet the enforcers of the Animal Protection Act – our very own CHS Peace Officers. This camp will provide understanding of our judicial system, the chance to see what a being an animal investigator looks like and most importantly, how to be an ally in the fight to protect animals.

(Grade 7 – 9) August 15th – 19th – On Sale! 

Winter Camps 2022/2023 (Grade 1-6) 

Registration opens October 2022!

 

Click here to view the CHS Camp FAQ