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Kids Kamp

Kids Kamp

Does your child love animals? Do they want to learn more about our shelter and the important work of caring for homeless animals?

Each summer La Plata County Humane Society offers kids ages 11-15 a fun and educational opportunity to work with animals. Kampers have hands on learning opportunities with variety of pets and learn the importance of how to care for animals, be responsible pet owners and help to make our community a safer place for all animals.

Kamp activities include:
– Dog socializing
– Cat socializing
– Dog training
– Grooming
– Dog anatomy & chiropractic care- Presentation by one of our Animal Protection Officers– Field trip to Wolfwood Refuge or Durango Dog Ranch

Kampers also get to observe our Veterinarian and medical staff in the shelter’s clinic. Here they get to learn about the important life-saving programs that help animals in need.

View our 2018 Kids Kamp Moments on Flickr See kamp photos, the shelter’s clinic and more!

2019 Summer Kamp Dates TBD
12 kids are accepted in each kamp on a first come, first serve basis. 

Kamp begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. daily (please arrive at 9:30 a.m. on the first day for orientation.) We ask that you to arrange reliable & timely transportation for your child at the conclusion of each kamp day.

Be sure your kamper is prepared to bring:
– Packed lunch and water bottle each day
– Wears ONLY closed toed shoes
– Jacket in case of weather
– Signed copy of Liability & Photo Release Form on 1st day of kamp!

To register:
 Download application and email it to Emily Phillips, Kamp Administrator at

For more information, contact Kamp Administrator, Emily Phillips at or by phone at (970) 259-2847 x112

Thank you to Durango Joes for sponsoring this summers Kid Kamp!






Thank you to our friends at Wolfwood Refuge and Durango Dog Ranch!