Education

Camp Pawsome

Camp Pawsome

We have rebranded to CAMP PAWESOME. A name inspired by all campers who keep calling our camp awesome. Then one day a camper said it was PAWSOME and it stuck with us. Thank you campers!
 
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Looking for the perfect Summer, Winter, or Spring Break Camp for your little ones? Camp Pawsome is a fun-filled camp that your child will never forget!
 
During Camp Pawsome, the kids will experience:
  • Hands on play time with the adoptable animals
  • Humane education about animal welfare
  • Play games and make crafts for the animals
  • Attend interactive show-and-tells from animal experts
  • Observe a live animal surgery in our Wellness Clinic
  • Make tons of friends and great memories!

Registration

Click Here to download registration form. Registration forms can be submitted electronically to camp@HoustonHumane.org, mailed in, or dropped off in person at our shelter’s Adoptions Center.

Volunteer as a Junior Camp Counselor!

Are you 14-years-old or older? Love spending time with kids and animals? Looking for experience working with children? Houston Humane Society is looking for Junior Camp Counselors to volunteer with us at our Camp Pawsome.
 
APPLY TODAY
Fill out the application and send it to our Education and Community Outreach Coordinator, Chloe Hamilton, at camp@houstonhumane.org or call (281) 910-5651 for more information.

FAQs

When is Camp Pawsome?
Camp Pawsome is a weekly camp, Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 3 PM with an early drop off option at 8 AM for an additional $10/day.

Our Sessions are as follows:
June 1 – 4: Ages 7-13: Full
June 7 – 11: Full
June 14 – 18: Full
June 21 – 25: Teen Week, 12 & up Full
June 28 – July 2: Ages 7-13 Full
July 5 – 9: Ages 7-13 Full
July 12 – 16: Teen Week, 12 & up Full
July 19 – 23: Ages 7-13 Full
July 26 – 30: Ages 7-13 Full
August 2-6: Ages 7-13 Full
August 9-13: Ages 7-13 Full
 
Who can attend Camp Pawsome?
Camp Pawsome is open to ages 7 to 13.
Teen Weeks are open to ages 12 & older.
Volunteer opportunities are open to ages 14 and up.
 
Where is Camp Pawsome held?
Camp is located at Houston Humane Society Animal Shelter at, 14700 Almeda Rd. Houston, TX 77053. Camp will take place both indoors and outdoors, so please dress accordingly.
 
How many campers are there per session?
We currently accept 15 campers per session. Register as soon as possible to ensure your child’s spot!
 
Do you provide lunch?
We ask that our campers bring a lunch. We provide two snacks per day and water.
 
What should we bring?
On the first day of camp, campers will receive a goodie bag, Camp T-shirt, and HHS water bottle. Campers should bring their lunches, a water bottle, a jacket, and wear closed-toed shoes and pants.
 
How much time should I expect my child to spend with the animals at the shelter?
Our campers should expect to spend approximately 2 hours per day with our shelter animals. We have found this to be ideal for the well-being of our shelter pets. In addition, we will also have our HHS Mascot animals to visit with the campers throughout the day.
 
Do you offer financial assistance?
We offer financial assistance for Camp Pawsome in the Summer. Please send us an email at camp@houstonhumane.org for more info.
 
What COVID precautions are in place?
We require campers, counselors, staff, volunteers, and all visitors to wear masks. Campers and camp counselors will have temperature screening each morning, campers will maintain social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing takes place before and after lunch and snack and before and after every animal interaction, and increased sanitation measures are in place.
 
What does a typical day at Camp Pawsome look like?
Every day consists of a lesson about animal welfare or animal science, two 1-hour long animal socialization times where campers can choose between cats, small dogs, large dogs, or mini-mammals, outdoor games that are socially distance appropriate, a craft that relates to animals (ex: DIY dog treats), 2 snacks during the day, and character building discussions.