Young Heroes Camp


Young campers (ages 8-12) will learn about the pets in our care at Great Plains SPCA as well as other members of the animal kingdom, what their needs are, and how to be HEROES for them.

Topics include animal safety, animal welfare issues, how youth can make a difference in the lives of animals, relationships animals have with us and each other, animal careers and more! Projects include hands-on activities, crafts, and interactive games.

The curriculum for camp emphasizes kindness, respect, responsibility, and decision making as well as problem solving, reading and writing. There will be time each day to interact with a shelter pet – whether in the classroom or reading by a kennel, but this camp focuses on education and teaching the next generation of pet owners all about proper pet ownership.


    • – Please bring your child no earlier than 8:45 am and pick him/her up no later than 4:15 pm each day. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide child supervision outside of these hours.
    • – All Young Heroes must wear closed-toe, rubber-soled shoes and casual, comfortable clothes including the provided camp shirt and name tag every day.
    • – Young Heroes will be in direct contact with dogs, cats, and other pets. We cannot accommodate children with pet allergies.

Choose A Week To Register:

Camp Schedule: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Week 1: Merriam: June 4 – June 8

Week 2: Merriam: June 11 –  June 15

Week 3: Independence: June 18 – June 22

Week 4: Merriam: June 25 – June 29