Maui Humane Society’s Animal Camp is a humane education program where every day is filled with fun games, crafts, activities, guest speakers and time with the animals! Campers practice positive reinforcement training, socialization, and grooming of shelter pets and explore all aspects of the human-animal bond- cultivating compassion and encouraging campers to grow into responsible pet owners and advocates for the animals they love!
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Animal Camp FAQs:
When do you offer Animal Camp?
Animal Camp is still on hold for Summer 2022. We are hoping to resume in Autumn 2022. Stay tuned for updates!
Animal Camp is typically held in week-long sessions (Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm).
Animal Camps are scheduled to coincide with Hawai’i Department of Education breaks in the Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring.
Who can attend Animal Camp?
Animal Camp is for all animal lovers ages 8 to 11.
Please note that due to staff support limitations we cannot safely accommodate children who normally require behavioral aides.
How much does it cost to attend Animal Camp?
The registration fee for Animal Camp is $195 per 5-day session.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the start of that camp session in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations made in the two weeks before camp are non-refundable – this includes cancellations for wait list sign-ups made less than two weeks before camp.
How many campers are in each session?
We accept only 15 Animal Campers per session so that each camper is appropriately supervised.
What is a typical day at Animal Camp like?
Every day our students learn lessons in the classroom, spend time outside playing games and in the shelter socializing with the animals. Animal Camp activities promote creativity, critical-thinking and animal advocacy. Our aim is to provide a well-rounded environment for our students that allows them to forge new friendships and creatively cultivate a strong sense of compassion and responsibility for all living things.
Do you provide lunch?
We ask that our campers bring a sack lunch; we provide mid-day snacks. Bring a water bottle- we have a water cooler available on site.
How much time should I expect my child to spend with the animals at the shelter?
Our campers should expect to spend approximately 1-2 hours per day with our shelter animals. We have found this to be ideal for the well-being of our shelter pets.