Join the Humane Society of Missouri as we celebrate ALL animals, ALL week long in our summer camps! Engage in fun, interactive games and activities, meet animal experts and ambassadors and put our compassion into action through service projects that benefit animals. Embark on a scavenger hunt in our shelter, explore animal-related careers, become a Jr. humane officer, observe surgery, make animal enrichment toys, decorate kennels and much, much more!
Campers at Kids for Critters Camp will have many opportunities to interact with our shelter animals and guest animals. Popular activities include training and reading to our shelter dogs and socializing shelter kittens and cats. These activities provide enrichment and socialization for them as they await their life-long loving homes. A highlight of our week-long camp is our day-long field trip on Wednesday to Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Mo., where we enjoy a wagon ride around the sanctuary and get up close and personal with our beloved Barn Buddies and their fellow farm animal friends who have been rescued and rehabilitated by our loving staff.
Week-long camps are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $300 per child. Campers bring their lunch each day. Camp sessions:
July 12-16 (Ages 6-8)
July 19-23 (Ages 9-11)
July 26-30 (12-14)
August 2-6 (Ages 6-8)
August 9-13 (Ages 9-11)
After Care Option (for week-long camps only): After care is offered from 3-5 p.m. for a flat fee of $30 per day. Single days or multiple days can be purchased. After care activities will be by our trained camp counselors, under the supervision of the Education Department staff.
Campers can choose their after-care activities. Examples include reading to shelter dogs, making enrichment toys, kennel decorating, reading animal-related books, watching G-rated, animal-related movies and more.
Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed especially for preschoolers. Weekday mornings, families will enjoy hands-on activities in the Art Studio, plus private playtime featuring limited capacity in Wonder Works and Wonder Why.
Plan your visit to Snow Town, an outdoor adventure at The Magic House complete with a Snowball Carnival, featuring whimsical winter outdoor games, a variety of snowball-themed carnival booths, snowball putt putt and lots more! This completely outdoor experience is SNOW much fun!