Education

Governor Abbott has allowed the return of summer camps for children, thus the Houston Humane Society is continuing with its Summer Companion Camp, taking the following COVID-19 health and safety measures:
 
* 15 campers per week to ensure social distancing
* Required to wear face masks (daily use face masks will be provided for those who do not have one)
* Increased sanitation measures, such as individualized camper materials
* Counselors are required to wear masks all day and wear gloves when handling camp materials and cleaning
 
Summer Companion Camp
Looking for the perfect Summer camp for your little ones? Companion Camp is a fun-filled camp that your child will never forget! During Companion Camp, the kids will experience:
  • hands on play time with the adoptable animals
  • humane education
  • 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
 
Register for Summer Companion Camp HERE!
Registration NOW OPEN 
 Click Here to download registration form. Registration forms can be submitted electronically, mailed in, or dropped off in person.
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Looking to Give Back?
Volunteer as a Camp Counselor!
Love spending time with kids and animals? Looking for experience working with children?
Houston Humane Society is looking for Camp Counselors to volunteer with us at our Summer Companion Camp.
APPLY TODAY!
Fill out the application and send to our our Education and Community Outreach Coordinator, Chloe Hamilton, at camp@houstonhumane.org or (713) 341-3319 for more information.
 
Available Sessions:
Session 1: June 1-5
Session 2: June 8-12
Session 3: June 15-19
Session 4: June 22-26 Teen Week
Session 5: June 29-July 3
Session 6: July 6-10
Session 7: July 13-17 - FULL
Session 8: July 20-24 Teen Week - FULL
Session 9: July 27-31
Session 10: August 3-7FULL
Session 11: August 10-14FULL
 
 
Weekly Rates:
Regular Rates
$300/week
 
Information on our Health & Safety Protocols for Summer Companion Camp 2020: Click Here
 
Camp FAQs
Who can attend Summer Companion Camp?
  • Summer Companion Camp is open to ages 7 to 13 on all days
  • Volunteer opportunities are open to ages 14 and up.
 
What is a typical day at Summer Companion Camp?
Every day our campers receive humane education lessons, spend time playing games, in the shelter socializing with the adoptable animals, making personalized camp crafts, and attending animal expert show-and-tells where they will meet special animals.
Camp activities promote creativity, critical-thinking and animal advocacy. Campers will be visited by guest speakers who work with animals professionally. Speakers include: dog trainers, wildlife rescue, animal cruelty investigators, therapy dogs, mini-pigs, horses, and reptiles. Our aim is to provide a well-rounded environment for our campers that allows them to forge new friendships and creatively cultivate a strong sense of compassion and responsibility for all living things.
 
 
How much does it cost to attend Summer Companion Camp?
  • Early registration fee is $275/week
  •  Registration after May 1 is $300/week
  •  Early drop-off at 8:00 AM is available for just $10 per day
 
When is Summer Companion Camp?
Camp begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday
Early drop off is between 8:00 – 9:00 AM and is available for an additional $10 per day.
Session 1: June 1-5
Session 2: June 8-12
Session 3: June 15-19
Session 4: June 22-26 Teen Week
Session 5: June 29-July 3
Session 6: July 6-10
Session 7: July 13-17 FULL
Session 8: July 20-24 Teen Week - FULL
Session 9: July 27-31
Session 10: August 3-7
Session 11: August 10-14
 
Where is Summer Companion Camp 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 accept 30 students per session so that each camper is appropriately supervised. 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 is available.
 
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 an animal expert who will bring a special animal for campers to learn about and visit with.
 
Do you offer internships for older kids who want to help out?
Yes! Children 14 years and older can apply to be a part of our Summer Companion Camp Junior Camp Counselor Program. They serve as Junior Camp Counselors throughout the week. We ask the Counselors commit to at least one full week from 8 AM to 3 PM. To apply or to learn more, contact our Education and Community Outreach Coordinator at camp@houstonhumane.org.
 
What is your cancellation policy?
Due to the high demand for camp spaces, each sale will be considered final. Patrons who cancel a camp will receive a 50% refund of the cost of the dropped camp if notification is received at least 10 days before camp starts. In order to receive a 50% refund, patrons must contact the Education and Community Outreach Coordinator at camp@houstonhumane.org no later than 10 days prior to the first day of camp. There are no refunds for camps dropped less than 10 days before camp begins.
 
Do you offer financial assistance?
We offer financial assistance for Summer Companion Camp. Please send us an email at camp@houstonhumane.org for more info.
 
How can I register?
Registration for Summer Companion Camp is now open.  Click Here to download the registration form.  Registration forms can be submitted electronically, mailed in, or dropped off in person. Please email registration forms  to camp@houstonhumane.org.  Please contact our Education and Community Outreach Coordinator, Chloe Hamilton, at (713) 341-3319 or camp@houstonhumane.org if you have any questions.
 
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Location/Hours

ADDRESS

HOUSTON HUMANE SOCIETY

14700 ALMEDA RD.

HOUSTON, TX 77053

PHONE
713.433.6421


EMAIL

info@houstonhumane.org

 

Houston Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.  Tax EIN 74-1340341

 

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