Summer Camp 2018

Camps are held at Pet People, 4700 Gilbert Ave., Western Springs
and at Hinsdale Youth Center. See below for details.

The following camp sessions are full:
All Camps are closed

If the session you are interested in is full, and there is not another option open, please put your name on our Waiting List.
We will contact you on a first come, first served basis if spots become available.

Hey, Kids! Do you love animals? Are you ready for some summer fun? 

All campers receive a t-shirt. Fresh fruit snacks and water bottles will be provided daily. Camps are limited to 20 students per session. When a session is full, a wait list will open up. We have a minimum of one camp counselor for every five campers, in addition to our Humane Educator. Camp counselors are high school or college students who are active members of the HHS Junior Board. The cost is $175.00 per camper, per session. A limited number of scholarships are available for families who demonstrate financial need. Please contact us for additional information.


Pet Camp - Ages 6 - 8

Session 1: June 11 - 15 
Session 2: July 16 - 20 (Full)
Min. 12 / Max. 20 Campers

Campers ages 6-8 years of age will learn about pet responsibility and safety with the types of pets we would see in our homes and get an intro into animal rescue through hands on interaction with rescue animal groups. Campers will begin to learn about how even the smallest of animal lovers can make a difference! Camp will be held from 9:30am to 12:30pm Monday through Thursday at PetPeople and Friday at Hinsdale Youth Center. The July 16 - 20 camp will be held entirely at the Youth Center.

Adventure Camp - Ages 9 - 11

Session 1: June 18 - 22
Session 2: June 25 - 29
Session 3: July 23 - 27
Session 4: July 30 - August 3
Min. 12 / Max. 20 Campers

Camp participants will learn about animal rescue and why it is necessary for Humane Societies and rescues to exist, as well as, pet responsibility and interacting safely with animals. Together, students will embark on several field trips throughout the week. Campers will also get an introduction into other humane issues such as environmental and human welfare issues with a special emphasis on what kids can do to make a difference in our communities and in the world. Camp will be held from 9:30am to 12:30pm Monday through Thursday at PetPeople and Friday at Hinsdale Youth Center.

Crusader Camp - Ages 12 - 14

Session Date: August 7 - 9

Middle school age campers will embark on 3 full-day field trips in which they will learn about and gain a first hand understanding of humane issues such as, animal, environment, and human welfare, discussing vulnerable communities and how we can be advocates. Camp will be held from 9:30am to 3:00pm Tuesday and Wednesday at PetPeople and Thursday at Hinsdale Youth Center.

Min. 5 / Max. 20 Campers

We hope to see you this summer! Activities change year to year and the learning experiences abound, so even return campers have a great time! View the video below for a taste of the experience!