Camp Happy Tails Summer Camp

IMPORTANT: Our JUNE 2020 camps have been cancelled.

We hope to RESUME in JULY, and will share updates here when we have that information. Please email Renee at jpascamp@gmail.com with any questions. 

 

Got kids who love animals? The Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter (JPAS), together with the Jefferson SPCA 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 Director at jpascamp@gmail.com 

Wacky Animal Science 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 6-9 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 is 'Scat'? 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, interacting with our cats, kittens, rabbits and pups! 

Aftercare available until 4pm for additional fee.

JPAS West Bank Campus 2701 Lapalco Blvd, Harvey

June 29-July 3

9am-3pm

$300/child includes camp T shirt

Young Animal Advocates (Y.A.A) Please register for week of July 13-17 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. (Week of July 6 is FULL). We will share updates here as we receive them.

AGES 9-12 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 cat/dog shelters and bird houses? What about how to track animals?  Or maybe creating public awareness posters on Adoption/Spay/Neuter is your thing? Campers will have fun as they learn about the wildlife in our own backyards, and ways to protect and promote the bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators that we rely on! 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! 

Aftercare available until 4pm for additional fee.

JPAS East Bank Campus 1 Humane Way, Harahan- FULL

July 6-10

9am-3pm 

$300/child

JPAS West Bank Campus 2701 Lapalco Blvd, Harvey

July 13-17

9am-3pm 

$300/child includes camp T shirt

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 received 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. 

Aftercare available until 4pm for additional fee.

JPAS East Bank Campus 1 Humane Way, Harahan

July 20-24

9am-3pm 

$300/child

JPAS West Bank Campus 2701 Lapalco Blvd, Harvey

July 27-31

9am-3pm 

$300/child

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Camp Policies HERE

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For more information, contact Renee Yeaton at (410) 409-4817 or JPAScamp@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please send completed paperwork to:

Jefferson SPCA

Attn: Camp Happy Tails

4421 Jefferson Hwy

Jefferson, LA 70121

 

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To contact the Jefferson SPCA

Jefferson SPCA

4421 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA 70121

Phone: 504-733-5878

 

To contact the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelters

Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter - East Bank

1 Humane Way, Harahan, LA 70123

Phone: 504-736-6111

 

Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter - West Bank

2701 Lapalco Blvd, Harvey, LA 70058 

Phone: 504-349-5111

 

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