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Kid Camps

Embark on a thrilling journey of compassion and discovery with our Kid Camps, where children not only learn about animals but also cultivate a deep sense of responsibility towards our furry friends. Our engaging program offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into our shelter, unveiling the heartwarming stories of animals finding new, joyous homes.

At WHS, we believe in nurturing the humane leaders of tomorrow, and our Kid Camps are designed to ignite the spark of empathy in every young heart. Through age-appropriate crafts, captivating games, interactive workshops, and exciting guest appearances, we ensure that every moment away from school is a unique opportunity for growth and learning.

Immerse your child in a world of fun activities that seamlessly blend education with enjoyment. From captivating presentations to hands-on experiences, our camps create lasting memories while instilling essential values of kindness and care. Support the future by enrolling your child in our diverse range of educational youth programming – because at WHS, we’re not just shaping minds, we’re shaping compassionate leaders for a better tomorrow.

 

Fees:

5-day camps = $250
4-day camps = $210
(March 25th – March 28th, July 2nd -July 5th, and August 6th –  August 9th)

Spring 2024 Kid Camp Dates:

March 25th – March 28th

Summer 2024 Kid Camp Dates:

Registration opens April 1st, 2024

  • July 2nd – July 5th
  • July 8th – July 12th
  • July 15th– July 19th
  • July 22nd – July 26th
  • July 29th – August 2nd
  • August 6th– August 9th
  • August 12th – August16th
  • August 19th– August 23rd

Kid Camp Details

  • Interact with our rescue animals
  • Behind the scenes shelter tours (due to COVID-19 and the safety protocols our shelter has implemented, all tours and surgery viewings will be cancelled for all kid camps 2020)
  • Brand new crafts and exciting games
  • Educational opportunities for tomorrow’s humane leaders
  • Special guest presentations
  • Inspire a life-long love of animals
  • WHS Kid Camps are for children aged 6 to 13
  • Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Camper supervision provided from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Campers need to wear comfortable, practical clothes and enclosed shoes
  • Remember to bring a bagged lunch, snacks and a beverage (Kid Camps are nut-free)

When registering for camp online, please click on the BOOK NOW button above and head to the desired week of camp on the calendar provided. You can then choose to “SELECT” this week to register and will be prompted to follow the payment process.

Should you cancel your registration within one week of your camp date, no refund will be issued.  

For cancellations with more than two weeks’ notice, you will receive a full refund, a $5 admin fee will be applied. 

Pre-registration is required – we are limited to 50 children per day.

 


FAQs

How much time will campers spend with animals throughout the week?

Animal interactions at the WHS day camp can come in many different forms. Some may include a presentation with an animal, visiting with the shelter cats, dogs, or critters, taking a dog for a walk with the counsellors, or visiting with one of our dog ambassadors. The length of the interactions depends on the animals’ wellbeing, potential increased level of stress or the number of animals available to us. Unfortunately, not all animals do well with human interaction, so we are unable to meet all animals in the shelter. If we are aware that appropriate animals are limited, we do our best to make sure we have at least one dog ambassador for the day! We know animals are the highlight of kid camps here at the WHS, but we must always be aware of the animal’s wellbeing as well as the camper’s safety.

My booking confirmation says that I am the one attending camp, do you have my camper’s information?

Yes, we have all the information on your camper that you would have put into the booking system. The booking confirmation has your name as you are the one that made the account.

When will I receive more information on kid camp?

Parents/guardians will receive a parent handbook the Wednesday before camp starts. We don’t want to send it too early in case it was to get lost in all your other emails!

What does a typical day in the life of camp look like for my camper?

Drop off – 8:00am
Camp programming (ice breakers and basic camp rules) – 9:00am
Each day, campers will get to do 2 crafts, 1 hour of animal interaction, and play outside. They will also be participating in educational activities to learn more about the Winnipeg Humane Society and responsible pet care. Once throughout the week, campers will have the opportunity to watch a spay or neuter surgery and every Friday there will be tie dye and water games.
Pick up – 4:00 – 5:00pm

Where do I drop off/pick up my camper and are there any special procedures?

Drop off is between 8:00am and 9:00am in the Joyce Gauthier Training Center at the back of our building. You can follow the large signs and the concrete path to the door.
Pick up is in the same place between 4:00pm and 5:00pm.
Our procedures for drop off and pick up are as follows:

– We require a guardian to sign their camper in and out each day. We do not allow campers to arrive or leave on their own.
– During pick up, we require the guardian to have identification and only those names provided with permission to pick up will be allowed to sign the camper out.
– There is an additional charge of $20.00 for every 15 minutes for late pick up of campers after 5:00pm.

When does registration for camp open?

Spring Break Camp registration begins in January.
Summer Camp registration begins in April.