The number of available camper spots has been reduced to 10 per session to allow for social distancing. All staff and campers will be required to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth throughout the duration of camp, the only exception being breaks for snacks and lunch. SAHS staff and campers will complete a temperature check and COVID symptom survey each day. Cleaning measures will be increased and high-touch surfaces will be sanitized frequently by staff each day.
You will receive an automated confirmation email once your completed application forms and payment are received. If you do not receive confirmation within 5 business days of submitting paperwork and payment, please contact the Humane Educators at education@SAhumane.org or 210-226-7461 ext. 136 or ext. 140.
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide a lunch for their camper each day. For students in Grades 1st-5th, it is strongly encouraged that parents also provide a snack for their camper. Lunch must be packed in a lunch box or disposable bag. Refrigerated space is not available at camp. A 30-minute lunch break will be scheduled each day for all campers, in addition to a 15 minute snack break for our younger campers. Products containing nuts are strictly prohibited from Camp Humane. We cannot guarantee that some items may have been packaged within a factory that handles nut products. Accommodations will be made for campers with allergies. Campers with allergies are encouraged to bring their own snack. If your camper has any severe allergies, please disclose this when registering and in discussion with an SAHS Education staff member. Campers will be seated according to the CDC’s social distancing recommendations while eating.
Drop-off and pick-up will take place outside of the Education Building at 4804 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX, 78229.
Check-in will run from 8:30 AM-9:00 AM. Upon arrival, please ring the doorbell and wait for an Education staff member to greet you. Once you’ve been greeted, you will be asked to complete a COVID screening for your camper. Once the COVID screening has been completed, an Education staff member will escort your camper into the building. Please allow approximately 10 minutes for check-in.
Pick-up will run from 3:00 PM-3:15 PM. Campers must be signed out at the end of the day by their parent, guardian, or other adult listed on their pick-up list. Staff will need to see photo identification that matches a name on the approved pick-up list before allowing a child to leave or be picked up at the end of the day. Upon arrival, please ring the doorbell and wait for an Education staff member to greet you. Once you’ve been greeted, an Education staff member will verify the identity of the pick-up person. Upon verification, an Education staff member will escort your camper out to you. Please allow approximately 10 minutes for pick-up.
What will my child do throughout the day at Camp Humane?
We plan an assortment of activities that may include hands-on time with pets, presentations from animal experts, lessons on pet care and humane treatment of animals, games, crafts, and service projects to benefit our shelter pets. Your child should not expect to spend the entire day working with pets. A schedule will be posted every morning at the registration desk for that day's events. Schedules are subject to change.
May I drop my camper off late or pick them up early?
We ask that families adhere to the scheduled drop-off and pick-up times as much as possible to minimize disruptions from scheduled activities and lessons. If you are running late to drop off your camper, please call as soon as possible at (210) 226-7461 ext. 136 or 140. Camp may already be in progress and your camper may miss activities or presentations that cannot be made up. If you need to pick up your camper early, please communicate your pick-up time with the Education Staff upon drop off in the morning. In the event of an emergency that will require your camper be picked up early, please call (210) 226-7461 ext. 136 or 140.
What are the camp hours and is there extended care available for working parents?
Mini Camp Humane is a 2-day program that runs from 9am-3pm. Extended Care will be available to purchase for all campers at a rate of $20/day or $35/session. Extended Care will run from 3:00pm-5:30pm. A late pick-up fee will be assessed in 15 minute increments for campers who are picked up after 5:30pm. Campers who are picked up after 3:00pm and have not previously purchased Extended Care will be charged the daily fee of $20
Campers should wear their Camp Humane t-shirt, 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 on the first day of camp and will be allowed to change into their shirts in the bathrooms. Please keep in mind that some activities throughout the day may cause damage to your child’s clothing. Clothing or headwear containing images of violence, profanity, or discrimination are not permitted.
How many campers and counselors are there in each session of Camp Humane?
The SAHS will have a 1:5 staff to camper ratio. In the event of an emergency, camp groups may be combined so that one of the SAHS staff members can respond to the emergency. Campers will be under the supervision of an SAHS staff member at all times.
Cancellations made no later than four (4) weeks prior to your scheduled camp session will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within four (4) weeks but no less than two (2) weeks prior to your scheduled camp session will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within two (2) weeks but no less than one (1) week prior to the camp session are subject to a 75% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within one (1) week of the scheduled camp session will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.