Junior Volunteer Summer Camp

- This camp is full. We will be starting a wait list.Our popular Junior Volunteer summer camp is back! Children ages 6-11 years old will participate in humane activities throughout the week at the shelter. Ages 12-14 will spend one day at the shelter and four days taking field trips to other animal organizations. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day.


For more information or to register, contact Mary Edwards, Humane Education Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 630-960-9600, ext. 24.

6 to 8 Year Old Camp

June 12th – 16th  - This camp is full. We will be starting a wait list.
July 10th – 14th  - This camp is full. We will be starting a wait list.

Children will learn about animals through stories and activities that encourage kindness and help develop empathy. Proper pet care will be emphasized as campers participate in hands on activities with our four legged friends. There will be time each day to interact with our animals. The fee for this class is $100.


9 to 11 Year Old Camp

June 26th – 30th  - This camp is full.  We will be starting a wait list.
July 17th – 21st - This camp is full. We will be starting a wait list.
July 31st – August 4th - This camp is full. We will be starting a wait list.

What does it take to care for a pet? During the week there will be presentations from our resident and visiting experts on cat, dog and other companion animal care. Meet our resident animals up close and learn their stories. We will discuss “brain games” for dogs and cats and have some make and take (or donate to the shelter) toys. There will also be activities to help children understand the needs of animals that are not pets and things they can do to make the world a more humane place. The fee for this class is $100.


12 to14 Year Old Camp

June 19th – 23rd

New this year is a program that will take the campers to other animal organizations. The first day will be spent at West Suburban Humane Society learning about our organization and meeting our animals. There will also be a training workshop on animal behavior. The rest of the week we will take field trips to various destinations that work with animals (field trips are being scheduled). The fee for this class is $200.



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