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Camp Humane
How do I register?
Fill out the Registration, Health History, and Waiver/Code of Conduct forms and submit the forms with payment in person at our location at 4804 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78229
Make your payment online and either email the receipt and forms to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or fax them to 210-225-7297

How do I know my registration was received?
Parents will be emailed a confirmation once payment and completed application forms are received. If you do not receive confirmation within 5 business days of submitting paperwork and payment, please contact the Humane Educator, Kelly Konesheck, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 210-226-7461 ext. 108.

What kind of lunch should I send with my camper?
A sack-lunch is recommended. When packing your child’s lunch, please keep in mind that no microwave, oven, or refrigerator is available to campers. For the safety of all campers, staff, and volunteers, please do not pack your child any food containing peanuts or other nut products.

Light snacks and water will be provided by SAHS daily. Your camper needs to bring his or her own closed-top bottle for drinks (we recommend a reusable one). If your child has food allergies or you do not want your child to have specific food products, please let us know. You are welcome to pack your child a snack in lieu of the ones provided at camp.

Note: Since Itsy Bitsy Camp ends at noon, Itsy Bitsy campers do not have to bring a lunch. They will still receive water and snacks. This does not apply to any other camps.

Where do I drop off/pick up my child during camp?
Please bring your child to the Education Building at 4804 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX, 78229. You will need to walk your child to the front door and sign them in each day. Late arrivals may miss out on a scheduled activity or cause disruptions, so please arrive promptly.

Please pick your child up no later than 15 minutes after camp ends. Campers must be signed out by their parent, guardian, or other adult listed on his/her pick-up list. Please ensure that whoever is picking up your child at the end of the day is on your child’s pick-up list; in addition, whoever is picking up your child must present a photo ID in order for your child to be released into his/her custody.

What will my child do throughout the day at Camp Humane?
We plan an assortment of hands-on time with animals, presentations from animal experts, lessons on proper pet care and humane treatment of animals, games, crafts, and service projects to benefit our shelter pets. We understand that not all campers will enjoy all activities every day, but we try to schedule the most popular activities as often as possible.

Your child should not expect the entire day to be spent working directly with animals. Once your child is registered, you should receive a daily schedule from the Humane Educator. If you do not receive a schedule, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

May I pick my camper up early?
Since early/late drop-offs and pick-ups can cause disruptions from scheduled activities and lessons, please adhere to the scheduled drop-off and pick-up times. If you MUST pick-up or drop-off your child early or late, you will need to report to the Adoption Lobby upon arrival so that a staff member can escort you to the Education Building and unlock the doors for you. In this event, you must still provide a photo ID and sign-out your child.

Is there extended care available for working parents?
We do offer extended care for specific camps. This option extends camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accommodate working parents. Please be sure to choose this additional option on the camper registration form and pay the additional fee.

Please note that we are not a daycare facility. You may not drop your child off before 8 a.m. or pick them up after 5:15 p.m. There will be a $10 per 5 minute charge for children picked up after 5:15 p.m.

Please be aware that this is not offered for every camp, and you must check your registration form for availability. Extended care is not available for Itsy Bitsy Camp, Service Camp, or Fall Camp Humane.

What activities are offered during extended care?
Please note that extended care is not an extension of Camp Humane. Children will watch animal-themed movies, complete coloring book activities, and help counselors with light clean-up and set-up for the next camp day (optional). Extended care is not an extra portion of our regular camp activities and will likely not include hands-on time with animals. After care is offered for children whose parents cannot drop them off or pick them up at the regular times due to work or other commitments.

What should my child wear to camp?
All campers must wear their Camp Humane t-shirt, name badge, closed-toe shoes with rubber, non-slip soles, and pants or shorts of at least knee-length. Campers will receive their Camp Humane t-shirt and badge on the first day of camp and will be allowed to change into their shirts in the bathrooms.
Please keep in mind that activities throughout the day may cause damage to your child’s clothing. We suggest sending your child in clothes that you do not mind getting damaged. Campers who do not adhere to this dress code may not be able to participate in some scheduled activities.

How many campers are there in each session of Camp Humane?
Regular Camp Humane sessions, including summer, fall, and spring sessions, accept up to 40 campers. Itsy Bitsy and Service Camps accept up to 20 campers.

How many counselors will be present for each day of camp?
Depending on the number of campers as well as the scheduled activities of each day, we will have anywhere from 5-10 counselors in addition to the Humane Educator and the Community Outreach Specialist supervising and interacting with the campers.

Where do the camp counselors come from?
Camp Humane counselors are SAHS general or junior volunteers who have a special interest in and passion for working with children and animals. Counselors are scheduled accordingly for the specific age of the campers. All SAHS adult general volunteers go through a criminal background check prior to their acceptance as general volunteers with our shelter.

May I stay and attend camp with my child?
Unfortunately, you cannot attend Camp Humane with your child. Only SAHS staff and camp counselors may stay during Camp Humane. This is for the comfort and safety of our campers and staff/volunteers. If a parent or other relative of a camper is a SAHS volunteer, we ask that that particular volunteer assist only during the Camp Humane sessions his/her relative is not enrolled in.

Who do I contact if I have questions not answered above?
Please contact the Humane Educator, Kelly Konesheck, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 210-226-7461 ext. 108. We are more than happy to assist you and answer any questions or concerns you may have!

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 13:18