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Humane Amigos Camp

Spend your school break helping pets

Turn your compassion into action at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona! HSSA Campers will get hands-on experience caring for and socializing with our Education Ambassador Animals, such as guinea pigs, rats, ball pythons, and more! Campers will learn more about their animal companions and gain skills to foster a greater human-animal bond. With interactive activities, crafts and games, who could turn down this opportunity to spend their school break at HSSA?

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Who should come to camp?

The Humane Society’s Humane Amigos Camps are each designed for specific age groups who are interested in the following topics:

  • Animals

  • Animal welfare

  • Improving the lives of animals

  • Animal care and animal careers

  • Responsible pet ownership

  • Wildlife education

  • Preserving our planet and natural world

Camp Details:

Humane Amigos Camps takes place in the Education Center of the Humane Society Southern Arizona, located at 635 West Roger Road, just West of Oracle Road.

The Education Center has air conditioned classroom areas, landscaped grassy yards for animal-related activities, and other excellent facilities. Included in the registration cost are an HSSA name badge, camp t-shirt, prizes, keepsakes, educational information, and a free recognition party.



The Humane Amigos Camps are for participant’s ages 6 to 9 years (Rescue Crew) or 10 to 12 years (Shelter Squad). Camps meet for four consecutive days Monday - Thursday.  Activities begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm.



Hand In Paw Kids Club members registration $275 per week

Public/Non member registration $300 per week


Transfer, Cancellation & Refund Policy:

STANDARD REFUND POLICY: The HSSA is happy to provide a full refund or transfer within 48 business hours of your registration date. If requesting a transfer or cancellation after the
48 business hours, HSSA will be happy to provide a refund for your camp registration minus
service fees. HSSA will then issue you a refund for any remaining registration fees
within ten (10) business days of your request date.

•No refunds are issued for Hand In Paw Kids Club memberships.

•No refunds are issued for cancellations made less than 48 business hours before the camp start date.

•No refunds are issued for “no-shows”.

•No refunds are issued should a participant be removed from a program for violation of HSSA rules or regulations.

Summer Camp registration will begin on March 1, 2023 for Hand In Paw Members and March 8, 2023 for the Public

If you would like to register prior to March 8, please purchase or renew your HIP membership here.

 Summer Camp 2023 Dates:

Rescue Crew Registrations (ages 6-9):

All camps run Monday through Thursdays from 9am to 4pm daily

Monday – Thursday, June 5th – June 8th, 2023 (SOLD OUT)

Monday – Thursday, June 19th – June 22nd, 2023 (SOLD OUT)

Monday – Thursday, July 10th – July 13th, 2023 (SOLD OUT)

Shelter Squad Registrations (ages 10-12):

All camps run Monday through Thursdays from 9am to 4pm daily

Monday – Thursday, June 12th – June 15th, 2023 (SOLD OUT)

Monday – Thursday, June 26th – June 29th, 2023 (SOLD OUT)

Monday – Thursday, July 17th – July 20th, 2023 (SOLD OUT)



Summer Camp 2023 Scholarship Application - NOW CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER


Humane Amigos Camp Registration

Upcoming Camps:

Humane Amigos 2023 Summer Camp Registration:


Summer Camp 2023 Scholarship Application - NOW CLOSED

If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please click on the registration link, select the week you are interested in and add your info to be added to the waitlist. 



Thanks to our generous sponsors Southwest Gas FUEL for LIFE.

Scholarships and financial assistance available for all youth programs.

For questions about scholarships please inquire by emailing 


Thank you for your interest in HSSA's Humane Amigos Camps!

Email mkothe@hssaz.org if you would like to be notified of upcoming camps or call 520.327.6088 ext. 125.


Where are the HSSA Classrooms?

If you are visiting HSSA's Education Department, you will want to go to the coral Education building.

Location Map - Main Campus Locations - Education