Humane Education

At the Humane Society of Macomb, we love animals and want to share that love with generations to come. Research has shown that the humane education develops the steps necessary for empathy: recognize human and animal emotions, share emotions and regulate emotions in order to connect in positive ways with others.

This is what we are here to do.

If you are are a teacher or a scout troop and are interested in having the Humane Society of Macomb join your classroom or provide a tour of our facility and humane education, please email our events team at

Summer Camps

Our camp program focuses on humane education lessons on many topics allowing animal loving children to meet and interact with a variety of animals and learning about them. Activities are currently being planned for this year and will include pet photography, animal communication, wildlife conservation and more. 

Children in our camps with visit with adoptable animals each day and provide enrichment and training with shelter animals along with humane education lessons, art, games and activities. 

Participants will encouraged to bring a water bottle each day. The Humane Society of Macomb will provide an afternoon snack. 

Cost: $100 per camper per session
Days: Monday- Thursday
Virtual: Mondays and Wednesdays
In-Person: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am until noon

To allow for ease of registration for multiple weeks, we have broken the camp registrations by month, you are welcome to select any and all weeks in a month, but please keep in mind that each week is $100 per child. 

July 2020 Summer Camps
August 2020 Summer Camps

Scholarships are available on a limited basis, please contact or call the shelter to ask about assistance. Select scholarships are provided for by the Shelby Community Foundation to residents of Shelby Township.

Due to COVID-19, we are offering a no-risk registration. If there are any stay at home orders or other executive orders in effect that would limit your child’s ability to attend our summer camp, you will be refunded in full.

Camp Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on any of the items below to read our frequently asked questions and answers.

COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 we have modified our cancellation policy to allow for more flexibility for those who wish to have their children attend camp. 

We are always conscious of our cleaning and sanitizing at the shelter. We disinfect and clean all surfaces daily. The high traffic areas in the shelter are disinfected and cleaned regularly. 

If you have any questions about our cleaning or policies, please contact the shelter.


Camp Hours

Camp hours are from 9am-noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Mondays and Wednesdays will consist of our virtual components with videos, interactive Zoom chats with guest speakers, crafts to complete at home, and more.


When a session sells out, a link to the wait list will be available on the website. Open spots will be filled in the order they are received and you will be contacted if a spot opens up. We do have some last minute cancellations and will fill spots up to the first day of that particular session. 

Cancellation Policy

Due to COVID-19, our cancellation policy has changed. We will automatically refund any participants if there are any executive orders in place that would limit your child’s ability to attend our camp. In addition, if there is a situation where your child is unable to attend camp, we ask for a minimum of 14 days notice for a full-refund. 

Do the staff and volunteers have a background check?

All of our staff and volunteers involved in our programming have a full background check and go through training on safety and health procedures. All camp staff members have current First Aid and CPR certification.


We will provide a small snack each day of camp. Participants are welcome to bring their own snack to meet any dietary or allergy needs and are also encouraged to bring a water bottle each day.

Allergy Information

Peanut/Dairy Allergies: Our shelter regularly uses peanut butter and cheese with dogs and we are not a peanut free camp environment. During camp, peanut butter smells will be in the air and some dogs may have peanut butter near their mouths. We cannot guarantee that children will not come into contact with peanut butter, cheese or other allergens. Animal Allergies: Children will come into contact daily with animals, which may include but is not limited to: cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits and reptiles. We cannot guarantee that children will not come into contact with any of these animals.

Medication Information

If a child will bring medications to camp with them, we do require that a medication release form is brought on the first day of camp. This form must is required for both prescription and over the counter medications. When a prescription medication is brought to camp, the form must also include a doctor’s signature. We’re sorry – for your child’s safety we will be unable to administer medications without a completed form. You can find our medication release form here:

Contact Us

Phone: (586) 731-9210
11350 22 Mile Road
Utica, MI 48317

The Humane Society of Macomb is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Humane Society of Macomb is independent and not associated with the Michigan Humane Society or any other Animal Welfare Organization. 
Contributions to HSOM are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Our tax identification number is 38-6120195

11350 22 Mile Road, Utica, MI 48317

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