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What types of programs do you offer?

We offer programming for a variety of age groups!

  • Our school programming is offered for Kindergarten through Grade 8
  • Junior Humane Club is offered for Grades 1-8
  • Summer Camp and March Break Camp is offered for Grades 1-4 and 5-8
  • PA Day Camp is offered for campers in Grades 1-8
  • Tours and community visits can be tailored for any age group

I am a high school teacher, does the Guelph Humane Society offer programming for students?

Please email spawelko@guelphhumane.ca to see if we can arrange a program

How far in advance should I contact the Guelph Humane Society about booking a program?

Our programs are facilitated through a small department; therefore, we are not always able to fulfill our community’s requests for programming. If you would like to book a program with the Guelph Humane Society, please give us as much notice as possible!

Our school programs are typically fully booked for the school year by mid October.

Our birthday party programs are typically fully booked two to three months in advanced.

Our community visit programs are booked three to six months in advanced.

Do you need volunteers for the Education Programs?

Yes! We are always looking for volunteers who can commit to regularly coming to help with our programs during the week and on the weekend!

Visit out volunteer page

The camp I want to get my child in is full, is there a waiting list?

Absolutely! If any of our programs or camps are full and you wish to register, please email spawelko@guelphhumane.ca to join our wait list! Please be aware that our programs are extremely popular and we do not frequently have movement on our wait list.

What am I required to bring for my child fir camp? PA day? Birthday parties?

For our camp, all campers are required to bring:

  • Indoor AND Outdoor shoes
  • Coat (and any other outdoor clothing for the weather)
  • Full water bottle
  • A full lunch and two snacks
  • Sunscreen (non-spray only)
  • An extra pair of socks

For a Birthday Party, your child is not required to bring anything extra in comparison to any other birthday party! Please come prepared to have fun and learn about animals!

Why does it cost extra for before and after care at camps?

We charge and additional fee of $5 per child, per half hour for our before and after care programs. As a not for profit, we rely on monetary donations. As before and after care lies outside of our camp hours, we ask for a small fee to partially cover staffing and programming costs.

Why are birthday parties booked so far in advanced?

We have had a positive and overwhelming response to booking our birthday party programs! As we are limited to the number of dates that we can book a birthday party every month, our parties book up quickly, up to two to three months in advanced.