Got kids? Love animals? JPAS offers a whole lineup of summer camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and animal careers. Camp Happy Tails teaches kids how to be responsible pet guardians, how to be safe around animals, and how to make our community a better place for all animals. What better way to spend the summer than making new friends, learning together, playing games, and hanging out with amazing animals? The kids aren’t the only ones who have fun; our shelter pets receive some much needed TLC as well! Camp will be held at our East Bank location, at 1 Humane Way, Harahan, LA 70123
Read about our camp policies here.
Animal Adventures ½ Day Camp
Animal Adventures was created to teach young children about animals and how to be responsible pet guardians. Through our inclusive, age appropriate activities, campers will learn about proper pet care, dog bite prevention, and kindness for all living things. No day at camp would be complete without ample animal interactions! Our pups and kittens are waiting! This camp runs from 9am-12pm. No aftercare.
Wacky Animal Science
Is your child fascinated by the wild, wiggly, gross and icky? Then Wacky Animal Science is for them! Campers will have fun discovering the weird, wacky biology of our animal friends! Odoriferous critters, slithering snakes and interesting insects can all be pretty gross, which makes them all the more fun to interact with! What is a hairball, exactly? What can you learn by practicing 'Scat-ology'? Through observations, experiments, and animal experiences, young scientists will learn the ‘why’ behind the gross gurgles, smells, and strange behaviors that make animals so unique! Grab your goggles and get ready, this hands-on experience is perfect for the aspiring veterinarian or animal scientist! As always, this camp will include plenty of daily time in our animal shelter, and hands on time with our cats, kittens and pups!
Y.A.A Young Animal Advocates
This camp is for animal lovers who want to change the world for the better and want to start now! Want to plant a feral cat garden? Learn some basic carpentry skills while building dog shelters and bird houses? What about how to track animals? Campers will have fun as they learn about the wildlife in our own backyards, and ways to protect the bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators working hard to preserve our environment! Y.A.A provides ample hands-on learning opportunities, games, activities, and projects on topics ranging from dog bite prevention to responsible pet guardianship. We will meet various guest speakers from the animal sheltering world, and of course, spend plenty of time with our adoptable furry friends!
Y.A.A Young Animal Advocates II
Same as above. This is our most popular age group so we are offering two weeks of this session so that more children may participate.
This camp is intended for teens that want to learn about and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at daily life at an animal shelter. Through interactive hands-on lessons and featured guest speakers, campers will explore animal-related careers, learn about animal welfare issues, and spend time with an array of animals. As an added highlight, each camper will be paired with a shelter pet for the week and will learn how to care for, handle, and advocate for this animal. By the end of the week, campers will have a thorough understanding of the animal shelter, from intake to adoption and everything in between. If the opportunity arises, campers may have the option to observe a spay/neuter surgery.
Camp Policies HERE
For more information, contact Renee Yeaton at (410) 409-4817 or JPAScamp@gmail.com
Please send completed paperwork to:
Attn: Camp Happy Tails
4421 Jefferson Hwy
Jefferson, LA 70121