Youth Camps

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Thank you so much for showing interest in our Humane Education Programs. We are currently conducting our programs with Covid-19 safety protocols in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Camps

Winter Day Camps (Ages 7 – 11)

Are you excited for an un-BEAR-ably good time? FELINE tired of sitting around? Looking for something a-MOO-sing to do? Then get your paws, claws and fins off of your mouse and come to the Humane Society of Sonoma County Winter Camp!

 

Santa Rosa 3-Day Winter Camp: In this educational camp, that is anything but BOAR-ing, you will explore many animal-related career opportunities, meet cool cats, dashing dogs, raucous reptiles, happy horses, gallivanting goats, sharp sheep and many more four legged friends! Our camp offers socialization with shelter and farm animals, arts and crafts, games, and educational presentations from our amazing staff at the Humane Society of Sonoma County. Learn how to communicate with cats while you read them a book, hang out with some reptiles, pet and feed farm animals, watch a dog find a treat, learn how to approach a dog and enjoy many more pawsitively wonderful activities!

 

Healdsburg Mini Winter Camp: Enjoy your mornings at the Healdsburg Humane Society! Come hang out with our cats in Kitty City, bond with our special therapy dogs and enjoy crafts and games while learning about the different careers in animal care!

 

2021 Winter Camp Schedules

Santa Rosa 3-day Sessions

  • Cost: $240.00
  • Two different sessions – please only sign up for one
  • Monday – Wednesday         
  • 9am – 3pm
  • December 20 – 22 or December 27 – 29

 

Healdsburg Morning Sessions

  • Cost: $120
  • Two different sessions – please only sign up for one
  • Monday –  Wednesday
  • 9am – 12pm
  • December 20 – 22 or December 27 – 29


****We are enforcing strict Covid-19 protocols and are requiring that all campers wear a face mask during the entire duration of camp.****

Animal Adventure Camps!

Grades 2nd–4th, 3rd–5th, 4th–6th
8 Sessions, June and July dates
  • Meet dogs, cats, bunnies, reptiles, pigs, goats, horses, alpacas, sheep, llamas, mini ponies, donkeys and more!
  • Enjoy many interesting and educational presentations from animal experts including a Veterinarian, Dog Behaviorist, Cat Behavior Expert, Animal Control Officer, Animal Care Technician, Foster Coordinator, Intake Coordinator, Shelter Manager and more!
  • Create enrichment items for our shelter animals, learn the skill of marketing by promoting one of our shelter animals and learn fundraising and development by making donation bins that can be placed throughout our community.
  • Enjoy our Animal Assisted Therapy Dogs!
  • Read to our awesome shelter cats!
Come check out the Healdsburg Humane Society!
Grades 2nd–6th
  • Meet dogs, cats, reptiles and more!
  • Enjoy educational presentations from animal experts including a Registered Veterinary Technician, Cat Behavior Expert, Animal Control Officer, Animal Care Technician, Foster Coordinator, Intake Coordinator, Shelter Manager and more!
  • Create enrichment items for our shelter animals to improve their time while here, learn the skill of promotion and marketing by picking an animal to promote throughout the week and last but not least, learn fundraising and development by making donation bins that can be placed throughout our community.
  • Enjoy our Animal Assisted Therapy Dogs!
  • Read to our awesome shelter cats in the infamous ‘Kitty City’!
The Humane Society of Sonoma County and Forget Me Not Farms
Grades 3rd–6th
  • Get to know our alpacas, pigs, horses and over 25 other farm animals!
  • Help harvest from our amazing gardens!
  • Enjoy the fresh air and work that goes into running a farm!

Camp Policies

Wait List

Due to popularity, our camps fill up quickly. You are welcome to place your name on the online wait list through the camp registration page. If a registered camper cancels, you will be notified. Due to the popularity of our camps, we ask that campers limit their enrollment to one week, to allow other campers the opportunity to attend. Both weeks have the same content.

Safety & Special Needs

We are enforcing strict Covid-19 protocols and are requiring that all campers wear a face mask during the entire duration of camp.

  • Due to the nature of our business, there will be constant exposure to animals and their allergens. Our youth education programs are not recommended for children/teens with known allergies. If your child or teen has known allergies or other health concerns, a signed release from their doctor is required. Please let the staff know of any aversion to talk or viewing of medical procedures.
  • We expect respectful behavior at all times towards our animals, staff and volunteers. Please discuss this with your child prior to the first day.  If a child is disrespectful, we will ask you withdraw them from camp.
  • Camp participants are expected to participate in all physical and academic activities. For safety, campers must be able to follow directions, be respectful to fellow campers, staff and animals.
  • Special needs: Please discuss any special needs your child may have prior to registering. Due to staffing limitations, we may not be able to accommodate individuals with special needs.
  • Campers bring their own lunch and water bottle. There is no access to a microwave.
  • Iphones and Iwatches are prohibited during camp hours.

Cancellation Policy

  • A 50% refund will be issued up until two weeks prior to the first day. After this date, there will be no refunds.

Questions? Please contact Kathy Pecsar at (707) 577-1902 or kpecsar@humanesocietysoco.org.