Camp Happy Tails Summer Camp
IMPORTANT: Our JUNE 2020 camps have been cancelled.
We hope to RESUME in JULY, and will share updates here, and on our Facebook page, Camp Happy Tails at JPAS when we have that information. Please email Renee at with any questions.
Got kids who love animals? The Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter offers a whole lineup of summer camps geared towards animal enthusiasts. Camp Happy Tails teaches kids how to be safe, responsible pet guardians, 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!
*New for 2020 we have camp opportunities at both our East Bank and West Bank shelter locations!
*Scholarship inquiries? Please email our Camp Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal Sheltering 101 Please register if you would like to save your child a spot, but hold off on payment until we have a clearer picture of what our summer will look like. We will share updates here as we receive them.
AGES 13-15 Not for the faint of heart, (cat hair, dog drool, and loud noises!) this camp is designed for teens that want to explore behind-the-scenes daily life at one of the busiest Open Intake animal shelters in the South. We will clean cat kennels, walk dogs, and help care for our animals in our care, which means dog drool and/or cat hair on our clothes. We will explore animal welfare issues, have guest speakers, and work on marketing our adoptable shelter pets through social media, artwork and conversations. We will be tired at the end of each day, but will feel good because we made life better for our shelter animals! By the end of the week, campers will have a thorough understanding of the animal shelter, from intake to adoption and everything in between. As an added bonus, participants will be credited with 20 hours of service learning hours for participating in this camp.
JPAS East Bank Campus 1 Humane Way, Harahan
JPAS West Bank Campus 2701 Lapalco Blvd, Harvey
Camp Policies HERE
For more information, contact Renee at