Copy of 2020 Summer Kids Kamp - June
Summer fun at the La Plata County Humane Society!

We are accepting 30 kids (2 kamps/15 kids per kamp) for a fun and educational opportunity to work with animals!

Due to high popularity of our summer kamps, we are accepting first time kampers. Returning kampers will be placed on a wait list and later pulled in a lottery. To help accommodate the number kiddos interested in joining the fun, please only sign your kiddo up for one kamp. To add your returning kamper name to the wait list, email Emily at

Kampers MUST BE 11-15 years of age to participate.

Kampers enjoy hands-on learning opportunities with variety of pets. They will learn the importance of how to care for animals, be responsible pet owners and help to make our community a safer place for all animals.

2020 Summer Kamp Date - Cost is $175/per kamp.

- June 22-25

Kamp begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. daily (please arrive at 9:30 a.m. on the first day for orientation.) We ask that you to arrange reliable & timely transportation for your child at the conclusion of each kamp day.

Kamp activities include:
– Dog socializing
– Cat socializing
– Dog training
– Grooming
– Dog anatomy & chiropractic care
– Presentation by one of our Animal Protection Officers
– Meet our Foster Coordinator and learn the importance of our Fostering
– Field trip to Durango Dog Ranch

Kampers also get to observe our Veterinarian and medical team in the shelters clinic. There, they will get to learn about the important work and life-saving programs that help animals in need. They will also get to observe a surgery.

Be sure your kamper is prepared:
– Apply sunscreen prior to the start of kamp
– Bring packed lunch and water bottle each day
– Wear ONLY closed toed shoes
– Jacket in case of weather
– Provide any medications or instructions for care if your child has any medical conditions.
– Signed copy of Liability & Photo Release Form on 1st day of kamp

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you this summer!
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  • *15 kids will be accepted.
  • Please download Kids Kamp Liability Form located on our website. Have your kamper bring from with them on the first day of kamp!

    Once application is submitted, you will be redirected to our payments page to complete the transaction. Wait List kampers are not required to make payment until selection has been made.

    First time kampers failure to pay will make application void.