Young Heroes Summer Camp

Teaching kids to be Heroes for Pets!

Campers will learn about safety around animals, animal welfare issues, how youth can make a difference, relationships animals have with us and each other, animal careers and more.

Great Plains SPCA is once again hosting our animal-oriented summer camp for kids! Don’t miss the chance to enroll your young animal lover in our unique summer camp program. Children ages 8-12 will learn about pets in the care of Great Plains SPCA as well as other types of animals and how to be heroes for them. This is the only camp of its kind in the Kansas City community.

Campers will learn about safety around animals, animal welfare issues, how youth can make a difference, relationships animals have with us and each other, animal careers and more. Projects include making toys and treats for shelter pets or pets at home, making animal-themed art pieces, crafts, interactive games, and more. Curriculum emphasizes kindness, respect, responsibility, decision-making as well as movement, play, cooperation, problem-solving, reading and writing.

Registration

Camp runs from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. The camp registration fee is $230 per child.  A sibling from the same household during the same session is an additional $175. These fees cover camps costs and supports the 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Heroes will receive awesome T-shirts, an incredible animal care education, and memories to last a lifetime. Campers need to bring their own packed lunch every day.

Make your reservation online today for your young animal lover! Space is limited for this incredible opportunity, and we’re on a first come, first serve basis – so don’t delay!

2019 Camp Dates

Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location

We are hosting this once in a lifetime opportunity at our Merriam Pet Adoption Campus: 5424 Antioch Drive, Merriam KS 66204

Select a Session to Sign-Up

Camp FAQ

Please print the Release and Waiver of Liability for Minors and bring with you to the first day of camp. If you have any questions, please contact volunteer@greatplainsspca.org

Every day of camp:

  • Camp is from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm every day. You are welcome to bring your children as early as 8:45 am and pick up as late as 4:15 pm each day. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide child supervision outside of those hours.
  • Children must be signed in and out each day by their parents or guardians – if carpooling, parents must notify us ahead of time that you give a specific person authorization to drop off or pick up your child – most of you did this on the registration form.
  • All Young Heroes Campers must wear closed-toe, rubber-soled shoes and casual, comfortable clothes including a camp shirt and camp name tag every day.
  • Please send a sack lunch and water bottle with your child.