How do I register?
Fill out the registration, health, and waiver/code of conduct forms and submit the forms with payment to our location at 4804 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, Texas 78229 OR Make your payment online and fax your receipt and forms to 210-225-7297
How do I know my registration was received?
Parents will be emailed once completed application and payment is received. If you do not receive confirmation within 5 business days of submitting paperwork and payment, please contact
What kind of lunch should I send with my camper?
A sacked lunch is recommended. No microwave, oven, or refrigerator is available to campers, please keep this in mind when planning meals. Snacks and drinks will be provided by SAHS daily. Your camper needs to bring their own lidded-bottle for their drinks (we recommend a reusable one).
Where do I drop off/pick up my child during camp?
Please bring your child to the education building at 4804 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio Texas, 78229. You will need to walk your child to the front door and wait with them until they are checked in each day. Please ensure that whoever is picking up your child brings their identification.
What will my child do throughout the day at Camp Humane?
We plan an assortment of hands on time with animals, presentations from animal experts, lessons on proper pet care and humane treatment of animals, games, crafts, and service projects to benefit our shelter animals. We understand that not all campers will enjoy all activities each day, but try to schedule the most popular activities as often as possible. Your child should not expect the entire day to be spent working directly with animals. You should receive a daily email with a list of the day’s activities. If you do not, please contact
, we may have an incorrect email address for you.
May I pick my camper up early?
Since early/late drop off and pick up can cause a distraction for activities and lessons, please adhere to the timeline you have chosen during registration. If you registered only for camp and not extended care, your child needs to be dropped off between 9-9:15 pm and picked up between 3-3:15pm. If you added the extended care, your child needs to be dropped off between 8-9 am, and picked up between 3-5:15 pm. If you must pick your child up early or drop them off late, you will need to report to the Adoption Lobby upon arrival so that they may escort you to the education building and unlock the doors for you.
Is there extended care available for working parents?
Yes, we now offer extended care. This option extends camp to 8am-5pm, in order to accommodate working parents. Please be sure to choose this option on your camper registration form and pay the additional fee. Please note that we are not a daycare facility. You may not drop your child off before 8am or pick them up after 5:15 pm. There will be a $10 per 5 minute charge for children picked up after 5:15 pm.
What activities are offered during extended care?
Children in extended care will assist in some light clean-up (they will have the choice to help or not), watch movies that involve humane education and/or animals, do crafts and activities, play games, etc. Extended care is not an extra portion of our regular camp activities, and will likely not include hands on time with animals. After care is offered for children whose parents cannot drop them off or pick them up at the regular times due to work or other commitments.
What should my child wear to camp?
All campers must wear their Camp Humane T-shirt, their Camp Humane name tag (these will be provided on the first day of camp, and campers will be allowed to change into their shirts in the bathrooms), closed-toe shoes with rubber non-slip soles, and shorts of at least knee length or pants. Please keep in mind that activities throughout the day may cause damage to your child’s clothing. We suggest sending your child in clothes that you do not wish to recover after camp is over.
How many campers are there in each session of Camp Humane?
We accept registrations for 20-40 children in each session of Camp Humane.
How many counselors will be present for each day of camp?
Depending on the specific activities at each time of day, we will have from 4 to 10 volunteer camp counselors and the Humane Educator supervising the children.
Where do the camp counselors come from?
Camp Humane counselors are SAHS volunteers who have a special interest in, and passion for, working with children and animals. Counselors are scheduled accordingly for the age of the campers. All SAHS adult volunteers go through a background check prior to their acceptance as even general volunteers with our shelter.
May I stay and attend camp with my child?
Sorry, you cannot. Only SAHS staff, junior volunteers, and adult volunteers (who have undergone a background check), may stay and volunteer during Camp Humane. This is for the comfort and safety of our campers and staff/volunteers. If a parent or other relative of a camper is a SAHS volunteer we ask that you assist only during the sessions this relative is not enrolled in.
Who do I contact if I have questions not answered above?
Please contact us at
or 210-226-7461 ext. 136. We are more than happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have.