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Camps

Currently offered at our Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Green Bay Campuses

The Wisconsin Humane Society offers fun-filled camps during spring break, summer and winter break for kids who are wild about animals! Activities include animal-themed crafts, games, a private shelter tour, and lots of chances to meet furry and four-legged friends. Learn about animal care, safety, dog training, cat socializing, wildlife rehabilitation and much more!  

How To Register

To register, please select a camp session from the list below to complete online registration. Please note: Online registration is the quickest way to ensure space availability. If you are unable to register online, please contact a member of our youth programs team below to register over the phone.

2019 Camp Sessions

Barks & Blooms Spring Break Camp

Grades 2-6 - $55 - This camp is the perfect one-day getaway to learn all about animals and the work we do at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Take a private tour, make animal-themed crafts, and spend time with dogs and cats.

Humane Heroes Camp

Grades 3-6 (completed by date of camp) - $175 - This action-packed camp offers up arts and crafts, information about the Wisconsin Humane Society, fun activities, and - of course - visits with the animals!

Camp Critter

Grades 1-3 (completed by date of camp) - $250 - Enjoy a week of fun-filled days of crafts, games, and animal friends at WHS. We'll cover topics like animal care, safety, training, and more!

Creative Critter Camp

Grades 3-6 (completed by date of camp) - $150 - If you know any aspiring artists who love animals, we've got the perfect camp! This 5-day morning camp features various art projects, along with visits from animals.

Pet Pals Camp

Grades K-2 (completed by date of camp)$100 - This one-week, half-day camp for young animal-lovers includes crafts, games, shelter tours, and many chances to meet animals!

Camp Unleashed

Grades 4-6 (completed by date of camp) - $250 - Join us for a five-day camp to learn about animals of all kinds, explore animal-related career opportunities, and meet some cool animals!

Junior Veterinary Camp 1

Grades 6-8  (completed by date of camp) - $170 - Dive into the exciting world of veterinary science and discover what it takes to become an animal doctor during this 3-day experience.

Junior Veterinary Camp 2

Grades 7-10 (completed by date of camp) - $225 - Dive into the exciting world of veterinary science and discover what it takes to become an animal doctor during this 5-day experience.

Bow Wow Blizzard Camp

Grades 2-6 - $55 - Come in from the cold and warm up with furry friends! Spend your winter break at this one-day camp for young animal enthusiasts.


If you have additional questions about camps, please contact:

Milwaukee Campus Britney Kruesel | 414-431-6153
Ozaukee Campus Andrea Swanson | 262-988-5947
Green Bay Campus | Katie Gut | 920-469-3110 x117


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Register

 After You Register

Before You Register

 

I’d prefer not to register online.  Is there another option?
Yes, you can register by phone. Contact the youth programs team at the campus where you wish to register (414-431-6153 in Milwaukee, 262-988-5947 in Ozaukee, 920-469-3110 x117 in Green Bay). Registrations are first-come, first-serve and are processed when full payment is received. We are unable to hold spaces without full payment and cannot accept registrations by mail.

What’s included in the registration fee? 
Camp registration fees include snacks and all materials, including take-home crafts. T-shirts are optional and may be ordered for an additional fee. Purchased T-shirts will be handed out on the first day of camp. To order a T-shirt, select a size and pay for it at the time of registration. See individual camp descriptions for T-shirt order deadlines.

My child has allergies. Can he or she still attend camp? 
Yes. Please notify us prior to camp if your child is sensitive or allergic to any foods or animals so we can make adjustments.

Do you make exceptions to grade requirements? 
Activities during camp are tailored to match the needs and abilities of specific grade levels. To maintain the best experience for all campers, we rarely make exceptions to the grade requirements for camp.

What are camp hours? 
Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended care is available at our Milwaukee and Ozaukee Campuses. Pre-registration is required for extended care sessions and the cost is $6 per child per session. Register online or contact the youth programs team. Any child dropped off before 8:45 a.m. or picked up after 3:15 p.m. will be charged for extended care. Children picked up after 4 p.m. will be charged an additional $1 for every 5 minutes.

All camp sessions are sold out. Is there a wait list I can get on?
Yes. To be added to the wait list, contact the youth programs team at the campus you wish to register.

What is your cancellation policy? 
Registration fees are non-refundable. Registration fees are non-refundable. If your child is unable to attend camp, you may offer your registration to another child who meets the camp’s age requirements. Please notify the youth programs team immediately. We are unable to issue refunds if your child does not attend.  
The Wisconsin Humane Society reserves the right to cancel camp. In the unlikely event that we cancel a camp, we will attempt to reschedule the session. If we are unable to do so, or we are unable to accommodate your child in another camp, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee.

Are there scholarships available to attend camps?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer scholarships to attend camps.

Who leads camp?
Each camp is led by a staff member from the Wisconsin Humane Society’s youth programs team, assisted by volunteers. All staff and volunteers involved in camps have had a background check. WHS staff are certified in first aid and CPR.

Do campers have a chance to meet animals during camp?
Yes. In addition to animal-themed crafts and games, every camp day includes time to interact with animals. Animals may include dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and domestic rats. Camp staff stress the importance of safety and suitable behavior when interacting with any animal. If your child has allergies or is afraid of animals, please contact our youth programs team to discuss your concerns.

My child would like to attend with a friend. Will they be together during camp?
During camp, we conduct both full group and small group activities. We rotate groups regularly to encourage kids to meet new people. Friends who attend together will have many chances to be together, but we don’t guarantee they will participate in every activity together.

 

After You Register

 

What does my child need to bring with them to camp? 
Campers should bring a bag lunch from home (non-perishable food items; refrigeration is not available). Campers should also bring a water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day. We discourage bringing valuables to camp (cameras, toys, games, etc.). Campers may bring cell phones, but we collect them and lock away all electronics at the beginning of each camp day and will be available for emergency purposes only. The Wisconsin Humane Society is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.

What should my child wear to camp? 
Your child should wear comfortable clothing that he or she doesn’t mind getting dirty. Campers should wear pants or shorts, T-shirts and tennis shoes or other closed-toe shoes. Sandals, open-toed shoes, or soft-soled shoes like Crocs are not appropriate for camp activities. Campers should dress for the weather, as we may be doing some activities outside. 

Where can I find the Consent and Release form?
The consent and release form is provided in your confirmation email and in the camp information packet you will receive when you register. Each participant must have a copy signed by their parent or legal guardian. Additional forms will be available when you drop your child off. If a child forgets his/her permission form, verbal permission may be accepted if we are able to contact the parent or guardian on the telephone prior to the start of camp.

My child needs to take medication(s) during the day. Can I send it with him/her to camp? 
If your child may require any prescription or non-prescription medication (e.g. inhalers, EpiPen, Benadryl, acetaminophen) during camp, you must complete the medication form provided in the camp information packet and return by the first day of camp. 

Where do I drop-off/pick-up my child?
Each campus is a different so please refer to the camp information packet that you will be able to download at the time of registration. If you need a copy of the camp information packet, please contact the youth programs team at the campus in which your camp takes place.

If you have additional questions about camp, please contact:
Milwaukee Campus:  Britney Kruesel | 414-431-6153
Ozaukee Campus: Andrea Swanson | 262-988-5947 
Green Bay Campus:  Katie Gut | 920-469-3110 x117