Summer Camp 2021!

Summer camp 2021 sm graphic

All campers will learn pet care basics, build adaptation skills, discuss resilience, play social-distancing games, learn about the spread, treatment and prevention of cat, dog and human diseases including FVR, Kennel Cough, and COVID-19, and enjoy hands-on time interacting with pets within a safe, welcoming, together-apart camp setting. 

  • 8 Camper Max (min. 6) each session, 2 Adult Educators per session (Ratio 4:1)
  • Each Camp meets for 2 hours per day, 4 days a week Monday through Thursday; All Abilities camp meets for 2 hours per day every other Friday
  • Camp meets outdoors at our campground at the PRRC, except for inclement weather 
  • If weather requires indoor camp time, each camper will have their own designated space safely together-apart from others. Masks are required during all inside time

Camp Offerings

All Abilities Animal Friends Camp

Ages 6-12 (will make exceptions for older kids)

Every other Friday, 10:00am - 12:00pm. 5 camp dates: 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6
Campers can attend all 5 sessions or pick and choose to fit your schedule. Content of the camp is new each session.
Registration: Please contact lauren.link@hinsdalehumanesociety.org with questions regarding the All Abilities Animal Friends Camp or for more information about registering and camp cost.

This camp is designed for children with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Due to COVID-19 limitations, spots are reserved first for children with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Any remaining spots can be filled by children without developmental or cognitive disabilities. Campers will be provided with an array of activities that will encourage them to get active, express their creativity, and share their emotions. 

  • Campers will practice safely introducing themselves to and interacting with pets
  • Campers will practice understanding and responding to different emotions
  • Campers will have fun socializing, playing games, making crafts, and building friendships with humans and animals alike

Critter Camp: Ages 6 - 8

ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL. CLICK THE REGISTER HERE LINK TO PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST.

8 sessions available, beginning June 7. Click here for dates.
Meets: Mon-Thurs, 10:00am - 12:00pm OR 1:00 - 3:00pm
Registration: Register Here
Cost: $150 / session

Campers will get an introduction to HHS’s mission and history, as well as an overview of animal welfare and animal care. They’ll learn about the different care needs of popular pets (dogs, cats, small mammals, and reptiles). They’ll practice discerning when it is safe to approach an unfamiliar animal, and how to properly introduce themselves while doing so. They’ll learn about emotions, with a focus on understanding and empathizing with emotions displayed by our pets and other animals.

  • Campers will gain a better understanding of the responsibilities of owning and caring for pets of all kinds (focus on dogs, cats, small mammals, and reptiles)
  • Campers will improve empathy skills through learning to understand common animal behaviors and different forms of communication
  • Campers will enjoy a week of crafts, games, and making new friends

Animal Advocates Camp: Ages 9 - 12

ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL. CLICK THE REGISTER HERE LINK TO PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST.

12 sessions available, beginning June 7. Click here for dates.
Meets: Mon-Thurs, 10:00am - 12:00pm OR 1:00 - 3:00pm
Registration: Register Here
Cost: $150 / session

Campers will receive an overview of animal welfare and animal care. They’ll learn about the daily operations of facilities like HHS, as well as the methods we use to protect and raise awareness for homeless pets across the country. They’ll learn basic animal first-aid skills including how to muzzle an animal, clean and bandage injuries, and where to take an injured animal in need of care. They’ll also learn basic veterinary skills by practicing on “injured” stuffed animals with individualized care needs. 

  • Campers will gain a more comprehensive understanding of what it means to be an advocate for animals, and how they can use their skills to enrich the lives of others
  • Campers will learn and practice basic veterinary skills
  • Campers will enjoy playing games, making crafts, and building friendships

COVID-19 Protocol

Campers who are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to stay home to ensure the safety of other campers, HHS staff, volunteers, and animals. Anyone who has been exposed to someone who is showing symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19 will be asked to stay home. Any camp days missed due to sickness will be refunded. All persons in the camp zone will be required to wear a mask whenever they are within 6 feet of other people. At all times while inside the PRRC, they will be required to wear a mask. This includes bathroom breaks as well as days we must have camp inside due to weather conditions.

Camp Refund Policy

Fully Refundable and Prorated Refunds available if camp is cancelled by HHS for any reason, or if camper must withdraw due to camper or camper family illness.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Ruby Sponsor

 

 

T-Shirt Sponsors


 

 

Campership Sponsors

Casey's Market
Hinsdale Orthopaedics - Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
Klepacki & Blair Orthodontics
State Farm - Andy J. Herrero, Agent
Trinity Lutheran School
Maria Vasos - Law Offices
Jennifer Voss

Supply Sponsor

Burr Ridge United Church of Christ
Oak Brook Public Library