Summer Camp Program

Be A Champion For Animals This Summer!

Children participating in HSOY's Summer Camp program will spend time learning about animal welfare topics and engage in hands-on activities.

WHO is this for? 

Children ages 9 -13 who love animals!

The Humane Society of Yuma is excited to announce their 2018 Summer Camp sessions for kids ranging from 9-13 to learn and be engaged in animal welfare, here in Yuma.

The Humane Society of Yuma is launching their second annual summer camp program that is ran specifically by the organization. The program will run 7 one-week sessions targeted toward different age groups with the goal of accommodating 200+ children.

WHAT will they be doing? 

Each camper will receive hands on activities about animal welfare, while engaging with different agencies and companies. Each session is from 12 PM - 5 PM. Maximum capacity for each session is 30 children.

Please do not arrive early or leave your child at the shelter unattended. The Humane Society of Yuma partners with the Arizona Department of Corrections and has working inmates on the property prior to the camp. 


At $95 per camper ($75 for an additional sibling)/ SESSION

A $50 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required to secure your spots. 


Enrollment opens April 1st, 2018! Registration can be completed at the shelter or over the phone. (928) 782-1621

 2018 Dates and Session Descriptions


Session 1, June 4th-8th: 

Furrever Furry Friends

(Ages 9-10)

Go through the adoption process from beginning to end. Activities and games involving the pet selection process; personality matching, finances, housing, medical needs and exercise requirements of pets are all considerations of adopting their furry family member.

The campers will adopt a pet (STUFFED ANIMAL) and will continue to learn what it means to be a responsible pet owner. The rest of the week will be filled with activities and games about what to do when they bring the animals home. 

Session 2, June 11th-15th: 

Pet Talk

(Ages 10-11)

WOOF! Meow! Speak dog and cat, learn what not only what animals are telling you with their voice but also with their bodies. Campers will learn how to safely engage with animals and how to provide for them through activities and games. 


Session 3, June 18th-22nd: 

Critter Careers

(Ages 12-13)

Campers will explore the various careers in animal welfare. Believe it or not, you don't have to be a veterinarian to have a successful career dealing with animals. This session will include special guest speakers who will expose the campers to their careers with animals. 




Session 4, June 25th-29th: 

Paw Pack

(Ages 9-10)

Does your child advocate for pets? This session campers will tackle the sensitive subject of animal cruelty and find out how to be a responsible pet owner and more importantly team up with the Humane Society of Yuma and advocate for animals. This week will follow a book "Saving Audie" to guide the activities and empower the campers.

Session 5, July 9th-13th: 

Humane Heroes

(Ages 10-11)

Taking action and empowering campers to be heroes. Campers will participate in activities and games that are focused on the BEHUMANE initiative by creating their own animal welfare material while learning about the operations of an animal shelter and what the mission of the Humane Society of Yuma means to their community. 


Session 6, July 16th-20th: 

Marketing Mutts and Meows

(Ages 12-13)

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Campers will engage in a week-long project to produce a Humane Society of Yuma mission driven campaign. The campers' projects in video production, graphic design and print distribution will be used throughout the year by the HSOY marketing department. 


Session 7, July 23rd-27th: 

Pet University

(Ages 9-11)

Does your child like to inspect your pets ears, mouth, paws and tail? This session explores the biology of the pets. Activities will be focused on topics such as domestication vs. wild life, the aging process of animals and the different adaptations of the breeds.


WHERE will this be taking place?

The Humane Society of Yuma Main Shelter.

4050 S Ave. 4 1/2 E Yuma, AZ 85365

HOW do I sign my child up? 

Steps for Registering your child-
Step 1: Stop into our main shelter location, or call our front office at (928) 782-1621.
Step 2: Pay your $50 down deposit at the time of registration to secure your child's spot, or pay in full. Payments can be made in person or over the phone.
Step 3:  After payment, please download the registration and liability form and fill out to bring to your child's first day of camp. This will ensure you will have the quickest, and easiest check-in process.
Please be sure to supply your child's first and last name, age, and shirt size at the time of payment and registration. 
Download the Summer Camp 2018 Registration and Liability form and please bring it with you on the first day of camp. 

If you would like more information about this topic or have any further questions, please contact Alyssa Adkins, Education and Community Outreach Coordinator, at 928-782-1621 or email at




Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors for our 2018 HSOY Summer Camps! 


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