Do you know a young animal advocate?

Humane Animal Rescue is proud to offer Camp Rescue at both our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and East End shelter locations! Camps serve to educate children about the wild animals that surround us, as well as the companion animals living in our homes, in an engaging and fun way! We believe it is our responsibility to teach younger generations about the habits and habitats of the animals who call Pennsylvania home, whether the be domestic or wild.



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Spring Camp at our North Side Shelter:

Pre K – Kindergarten: Pet Mysteries! (April 15) : Are you an animal advocate? Do you love solving mysteries and helping animals? Then this day camp is for you! Join us for a day-long camp all about helping animals! Enjoy crafts, games and meet some cute critters at our North Side Shelter! Each day is for a different age range, and the mysteries will be tailored to be appropriate for each grade and age range. Because of this, we cannot accommodate siblings on the same day unless they both fall within that particular age range.

1st – 2nd Grade: Pet Mysteries! (April 16)

3rd – 4th Grade: Pet Mysteries! (April 17)

5th – 6th Grade: Pet Mysteries! (April 18)

These programs have already passed but be sure to check back next spring!

Camps at our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center:

Pre K – Kindergarten: Wild Sleuths (June 10 – 14) : During this week’s camp, journey into the world of being an animal detective. Look for clues that tell us an animal has been nearby, and solve mysteries about wild native critters! Do you think you have what it takes to be a Wild Sleuth?

1st – 2nd Grade: Daring Defenders (June 17 – 21) : When it comes down to the wire, did you ever wonder how some animals defend themselves against predators? This week’s camp teaches all about the daring defenses animals take to protect themselves. Join us as we learn about camouflage, stealth and so much more!

3rd – 4th Grade: Animal Helpers (June 24 – 28) : Animals of all species, sizes, and color play a crucial role in our ecosystems. From tiny bee pollinators, to giant white-tailed deer, come along as we explore our 16 acre campus and discover the important part animals play in keeping our environment healthy and thriving!

5th – 6th Grade: Junior Biologists (July 8 – 12) : This camp is sure to be one for the books! Get to know all about the science behind animal behavior and why animals may act the way they do. We will also discuss some of the most common rehabilitation cases we see at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, as well as how we diagnose, treat, and release our patients.  If you’ve ever wondered about wildlife rehabilitation- this is the camp for you!

Camps at our East End Shelter:

Pre – K: Caring for Critters (July 15 – 19) : Do you have a youngster that just can’t get enough of animals?! Humane Animal Rescue invites you to join us at our East End shelter for a week of our exciting pet themed camp! Campers will learn about how to respect pets and practice good “animal manners”. This is a great intro for children as they learn all about being compassionate towards animals. There will also be games, crafts, and story times with animal guests!

1st – 2nd Grade: Purrrfect Pets (July 22 – 26) : Dogs, cats, and rabbits… oh my!  This week of camp will be filled with fun and exciting activities centered around animal friends at the shelter.  Campers will learn about caring for animals, how the shelter operates, and how to make sure pets are happy and healthy.  Crafts, games, and live animal guests each day will be sure to send your camper home with a smile on their face every day!  

3rd – 4th Grade: Vet Camp: Vets to the Rescue (July 29 – August 2) : Calling all future veterinarians.  If your child has ever considered a career as a veterinarian, this is the camp for them!  With different activities, games, and crafts we encourage return campers to attend.  Campers will also have the opportunity to meet veterinarians and other animal medical professionals and are sure to have a one of kind experience!

5th – 6th Grade: Vet Camp: Animal Care 101 (August 5 – 9) : Join Humane Animal Rescue for another action packed summer of Vet Camp! Explore the world of veterinary science and learn about different topics through engaging hands on activities. This camp goes beyond basic pet care and teaches campers how to keep pets both happy and healthy. Every day offers a chance to meet a live animal guest and professionals who work in the veterinary field! We are excited to offer new topics, games, and activities so that even returning campers have a unique and memorable experience.

Camp Times

Half Day camps: 9am-Noon
Full Day camps: 9am-3pm.

2019 – Before and After Care!

Before Care: 7:30 – 9:00am: $25 for the week (5 days) or $6 per day  (Available for all camps)
After Care: 3:00 – 5:30pm : $55 for the week (5 days) or $12 per day  (Available for full day camps only)

For more information, contact our education department at 412-345-7300 x501 or afitzgerald@humaneanimalrescue.org.

Camps at our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center:

Discover animals native to Pennsylvania and meet live educational animal ambassadors!

Take a journey through the layers of the forest in this super fun half day camp! Learn about the creatures that prefer to live on the forest floor, or take flight with those that are living in the emergent layer. Explore the forest around the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and meet some live wild forest dwellers up close!

Mammals and Birds and Reptiles oh my! Vertebrates are creatures that have a backbone, just like us! During this week of camp, we will learn all about those critters that have a spine and how they have evolved to survive in their environments. Explore our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center campus, meet some live WILD vertebrates and enjoy a week of fun with new and old friends!

Ever wonder how some birds keep their feet warm in the winter? How about how porcupines protect themselves? All of the animals that live in our backyards have incredible adaptations to help them survive in the Pennsylvania wilderness! In this camp we will learn about these adaptations while playing fun games and exploring our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Campus. We will also get to meet some wild animals and learn about their special adaptations!

Ever wonder how some birds keep their feet warm in the winter? How about how porcupines protect themselves? All of the animals that live in our backyards have incredible adaptations to help them survive in the Pennsylvania wilderness! In this camp we will learn about these adaptations while playing fun games and exploring our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Campus. We will also get to meet some wild animals and learn about their special adaptations!

Camps at our East End Shelter:

A “pawsitively” fun time learning about the pets at our shelter.

Do you have a youngster that just can’t get enough of animals?! Humane Animal Rescue invites you to join us at our East End shelter for a week of our exciting pet themed camp! Campers will get to meet live animals and learn about how to take care of our furry friends. There will also be games, crafts, and lessons centered around different animals that people have as pets!

Do you have a young animal lover that always talks about a career with animals? Animal shelters have many people with different jobs working to make sure all the animals are happy and healthy. During this camp students will explore the different aspects of the shelter, and learn about different careers working with animals. Campers will get to explore the shelter, play fun games and meet some awesome animal guests!

Does your child love animals? Has your child ever considered becoming a veterinarian in your future? Then this is the camp for them! Campers will learn what it takes to be a veterinarian throughout this exciting new camp. Campers will learn different aspects of being a veterinarian through activities, lessons, crafts, games, and visits from live animals. Join us for a fun-filled time that you future veterinarian is sure to love!

We at Humane Animal Rescue are excited to offer a brand new Vet Camp! This camp goes beyond basic pet care and teaches students about common domestic animals and how professionals care for them when they are injured or sick. Every day offers a chance to meet a live animal and professionals who work in the veterinary field! We will discuss a range of topics and have games and activities to give campers a feel for what being a vet is all about!

NEW! Before and After Care!

Before Care: 7:30 – 9:00am : $25 for the week (5 days) or $6 per day
(Available for all camps)

After Care: 3:00 – 5:30pm : $55 for the week (5 days) or $12 per day
(Available for full day camps only)

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Junior Camp Counselors

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Humane and Wildlife Education

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Junior Camp Counselors

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