Camp Humane Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find answers to your questions about 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 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, at or 210-226-7461 ext. 136.

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.

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. A schedule is posted every morning at the registration desk for that day's events. Schedules are subject to change due to weather and presenter emergencies.

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 whenever possible. You must still provide a photo ID and sign-out your child.

Is there extended care available for working parents?

Extended care is not available.

What should my child wear to camp?

All campers must 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 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?

Camp Humane sessions, including summer, and spring sessions, accept between 20 and 25 per session.

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.

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.

Who do I contact if I have questions not answered above?

Please contact the Humane Educator, at or 210-226-7461 ext. 136. We are more than happy to assist you and answer any questions or concerns you may have!