Humane Society of West Michigan offers a variety of Youth Programs for students who are interested in getting involved with Humane Society of West Michigan. Our youth programs all focus on humane education. 

Humane Education teaches children the value of responsible pet ownership by teaching respect and empathy towards all living beings. 


Youth Camps

Humane Society of West Michigan offers two camps a year, Spring Break Camp and Summer Camp. Our Youth Camps offer an unforgettable experience for animal lovers filled with guest speakers, games, crafts, animal interactions and FUN! 

For more information about youth camps go to CAMPS


Classroom visits

Humane Society of West Michigan offers on-site classroom visits and off-site classroom visits for students to learn about HSWM, animal safety and humane education.

For more information go to Classroom Visits



Join Humane Society of West Michigan to help your Girl Scout earn their badges with some help from our shelter animals! HSWM Fun Patch, certificate of completion and service learning projects are all included. Click here to sign up.

  • Seniors can earn their Voice for Animals Badge
  • Cadettes can earn their Animal Helper Badge
  • Brownies can earn their Pet Journey Badge
  • Daisies can earn their 3 Cheers for Animals Badge
  • Badge not included or given by HSWM




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