Kentucky Humane Society Offers Camps

From proper pet handling and bathing to humane education, dog safety and animal-related careers, each Kentucky Humane Society camp offers specific focus and enrichment for your child.

Nine week-long camps, offered June through August at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus and East Campus locations, help your child build a sense of kindness, a respect for life and a great feeling of responsibility!

Lifelong Friends Camp (Ages 6 to 12)

KHS Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville

Lifelong Friends campers will gain an understanding of the impact they can have as animal ambassadors, while having fun making new friends, two-legged and four-legged! All activities are designed to foster a special appreciation for shelter animals. Activities include: taking a behind-the-scenes peek at life in the shelter; hands-on training of adoptable pets; creating videos to be featured on our website; participating in a service project to benefit shelter animals; and bathing and brushing our furry friends.

Wags ’n’ Whiskers Camp (Ages 6 to 12)

KHS East Campus, 1000 Lyndon Lane, Louisville

Wags ’n’ Whiskers Camp is a dog/cat themed experience where campers participate in five days of animal fun that will get their tails wagging! Campers learn about responsible pet care by: socializing adoptable animals; learning the basics of dog/cat body language; making toys and treats for their own pets; touring a vet clinic; and exploring animal-related careers.

Animal Advocate Camp* (Ages 12 to 15)

KHS Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville

KHS Animal Advocate Camp is designed for young adults who have a deep passion for animals and want a hands-on experience with our shelter. Along with being assigned a shelter animal to care for, campers will: get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of the shelter; meet professionals in animal-related careers; explore animal welfare issues, including puppy mills and dog fighting; take a field trip to the KHS innovative spay and neuter clinic; and have the opportunity to become a student volunteer.
*Applicants must submit an essay to be accepted into the Animal Advocate Camp.

For more details on all camps, visit or call 502.515.3149.

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