Summer Camp


All Summer Camps for 2020 are Closed.
Click the links below to add your name to the waiting list.

All camps meet at the Tuthill Family Pet Rescue & Resource Center (PRRC) operated by Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale IL 60521 630-323-5630.

All campers receive a Camp T-Shirt and Backpack. A signed waiver and release of liability will be requested of all campers. Registrants will be emailed by Humane Educator with follow up information requested and forms to be completed.

We have a minimum of one camp counselor for every five campers in addition to our Humane Educator. Camp Counselors are high school and college students who are active members of our Junior Board or Teen Volunteer Corps.

Camp Refund Policy: Fully refundable if cancelled more than 30 days before camp start date; 50% refundable if cancelled 15 to 30 days; non-refundable if cancelled within 15 days of camp start date.



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A field trip based introduction to various animal welfare issues for tweens and teens.  Campers spend 4 full days focusing on animal advocacy. Learn about municipal animal control facilities, animal rescue and education organizations, the historical and modern role of zoos and more! Ask questions, share ideas and learn how you can make a difference with other animal lovers like you! Past years' field trips have included animal care facilities, animal rescues, and zoos.

Session Date: 7/13 - 7/16 Session Sold Out
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Min / Max: 15 / 20
Cost: Early Bird (through 4/01) - $275; After 4/01 - $300

ANIMAL ADVENTURES (For kids entering 3rd - 4th grades Fall 2020)


Join Waitlist Here for Session 1 (6/29 - 7/02) 

Join Waitlist Here for Session 2 & 3

Each day holds a new adventure in this field trip based camp exploring the wonders of animals of all kinds. Spend the week immersed in animal interactions, activities and discussions. Learn about wild and domestic animals, pets and working animals during field trip adventures! Past years’ field trips have included local farms, equestrian centers, zoos, kennels, and wildlife centers.


  • Session 1: 6/29 - 7/02* (4 Day camp due to Independence Day holiday) Session Sold Out
  • Session 2: 7/06 - 7/10 Session Sold Out
  • Session 3: 7/27 - 7/31 Session Sold Out

Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm
​Min / Max: 15 / 20

  • Session 1: Early Bird (through 4/01) - $200; After 4/01 - $225
  • Sessions 2 & 3: Early Bird (through 4/01) - $225; After 4/01 - $250

ANIMAL CAREERS (For kids entering 5th - 6th grades Fall 2020)


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A career focused camp full of guest speakers and field trips for ages 10-11. An introduction to a variety of career options working with animals, ranging from trainer, groomer and veterinarian, to shelter manager, kennel operator and wildlife rehabilitator. Campers will have the opportunity to meet leaders in many animal career fields, tour workplaces, and learn pet first aid!


  • Session 1: 6/22 - 6/26 Session Sold Out
  • Session 2: 7/20 - 7/24 Session Sold Out
  • Session 3: 8/03 - 8/07 Session Sold Out

Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm
​Min / Max: 15 / 20
Cost: All Sessions: Early Bird (through 4/01) - $225; After 4/01 - $250

PET CARE (For kids entering 1st - 2nd grades Fall 2020)



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An introduction to the needs and characteristics of a variety of pets. Hands-on learning and animal interaction every day. Each camp day will focus on a different pet, from cats and dogs to reptiles, birds, and small mammals. Crafts, games and animal related activities abound!


  • Session 1: 6/08 - 6/12 Session Sold Out
  • Session 2: 6/15 - 6/19 Session Sold Out

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
​Min / Max: 15 / 20
Cost: All Sessions: Early Bird (through 4/01) - $200; After 4/01 - $225