Youth Camps

Humane Society of West Michigan's Summer Camp, Media Mutts, had a lot of fun putting together this music video! "When Will My Life Begin?" was written by Megan McCoy and sung by Trish Kern.

Summer Camp: 

Humane Society of West Michigan offers an unforgettable learning experience with our Summer Camp Program! Summer camp is a great place for your child to spend their summer learning, growing and having a fun filled experience that will leave a lasting impression! 

Full Day Camps: 9AM-4PM

Half Day Camps: 9AM-Noon (AM Session)  1PM-4PM (PM Session)

After Care Program: 4:15PM-5:15PM (more details located below)

Camp Registration Fee: Located on Summer Camp Registration Form

Registration Now Open!

Camp Pet Pals: An engaging camp for animal lovers to learn about companion pets filled with activities, games, crafts, guest speakers and animal interaction time.

  • June 18-22: Ages 5-7 Half Day Camp AM Session
  • June 18-22: Ages 5-7 Half Day Camp PM Session:
  • June 25-29: Ages 8-10 Full Day Camp
  • August 20-24: Ages 8-10 Full Day Camp

Animal Planet: Each day this camp will be filled with animal interaction time, activities, games and crafts geared toward a variety of animals from our planet.

  • July 23-27: Ages 8-10 Full Day Camp
  • August 13-17: Ages 8-10 Full Day Camp

Animal Academy: Students who are interested in learning about how to care for animals can engage in enrichment training, agility training, and other animal activities for dogs, cats and small animals.

  • July 16-20: Ages 8-14 Full Day Camp  -FULL-
  • August 6-10: Ages 8-14 Full Day Camp -FULL-

Vet Camp: Students who are seriously interested in a career in veterinary science can engage in hands on activities, watch a live surgery, hear from guest speakers and enjoy animal interaction time.

  • July 9-13: Ages 12-17 Half Day Camp AM Session -FULL-

Critter Career: Students who are seriously interested in pursuing an animal related career can engage in activities, games, animal interaction time, crafts and hear from guest speakers who work with animals.

  • July 9-13: Ages 12-17 Half Day Camp PM Session

Media Mutts: This camp offers a variety of multimedia fun for campers who enjoy art and theatre. Each day will be filled with crafts, games, skits and animal interaction time.

  • July 30-August 3: Ages 10-14 Full Day Camp

 

 

After Care Program: Humane Society of West Michigan offer's an After Care Program for campers who are in need of extra time being picked up from camp. Campers will be able to enjoy relaxation time by reading, coloring and winding down from the days activities.

  • After Care Program: 4:15-5:15PM
  • Fee located on Summer Camp Registration Form

 

Frequently Asked Questions

If there are any questions NOT answered via the frequently asked questions link please email Program Coordinator JordAnn at heducation@hswestmi.org for assistance.

 

Junior Camp Counselor

Students between the ages of 15-17 can volunteer their time to earn service learning hours. Students should be interested in gaining experience working as a team, helping children between the ages of 5-12 and working with shelter animals. 

Registration for Junior Camp Counselors will open in April

For more information or questions please email Program Coordinator JordAnn at heducation@hswestmi.org