Parents & Children

When children hold a kitten in their arms, or shake paws with a dog, they are fostering a humane ethic. Stratford-Perth Human Society Camps focus on humane education through animal interactions, games, activities, learning exercises and guest presenters. Camps promote the intrinsic value animals have on improving quality of life, and teach children how to advocate for the respectful and compassionate treatment of all living things.

March Break Camp (Ages 6-12)

Spend March Break with us!! March Break Camp is a fun-filled week of animal-themed activities for children ages 6-12 years. Humane Education topics are the focus of the week while children learn how to humanely interact with animals, become responsible pet owners, and practice animal safety within their communities. Campers enjoy activities, guest speakers, animal visits, and a pizza lunch on Friday.

Dates: March 13th – 17th, 2017
Price: $190

Campers should bring:

  • A peanut-free lunch each day (except for Friday- – Pizza provided),
  • 2 snacks each day,
  • Water bottle and any other beverages,
  • Any required medication,
  • Any personal items required,
  • Be ready to have FUN!

For further inquiries, please contact: communityprograms@awasco.ca, or call 519-273-6600 x233.

Refund Policy:
Refunds must be requested in writing, by fax or email and will be refunded in accordance with our policy. The Stratford-Perth Humane Society reserves the right to grant exceptions to the stated policy in extreme situations.

No Refunds for Partial Attendance or Illness:
We do not give refunds when someone chooses to leave a program part way through, as our expenses are incurred before the start of the program, and cannot be recovered.

Weather Conditions:
Camp will take place in all weather conditions – should camp need to be cancelled due to extreme weather – campers will be notified the morning of the program and offered a refund for that day only.

Accommodation:
We aim to ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive through the camp experience. The Humane Society offers a fee assistance program for qualifying families to assist with registration cost. Children who require their personal support worker to attend camp with them will be accommodated.

Please contact communityprograms@awasco.ca to discuss accommodation needs including our fee assistance program.

Refund Guidelines:
15 days or more notice for refund – 10% program fee deducted, per participant
14 days’ notice or less for refund – 50%
Once program has begun – no refund
Any switch from one week of camp to another may be subject to an administration fee

Summer Camp (Ages 6-12)

Animaniacs Summer Camp is a fun-filled week of animal-themed activities for children ages 6-12 years. Camp includes special guest presenters with animal friends, games, arts & crafts and pizza lunch on Friday. Our trained camp counsellors are First Aid certified. Counselling staff is enhanced with dedicated volunteer Counsellors in Training.

Camp hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Drop off: 8:30am – 9:00 am
Pick up: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Extended hours are available in the afternoon only, from 5:00pm – 5:15pm for an additional fee.

Please note:

  • July 10-14
  • July 17-21
  • July 24-28
  • July 31-Aug 4
  • Aug 8-11
  • Aug 14-18

Campers will need to bring:

  • A peanut-free, nutritious lunch and at least two snacks each day (Pizza lunch provided Friday),
  • A large, labelled water bottle and any other beverages,
  • Outdoor clothing,
  • Any required medication with instructions attached (please note that counselors are not qualified medical professionals, and will not administer medication)
  • Any personal items required

For further inquiries, please contact: communityprograms@awasco.ca, or call 519-273-6600 x233.

Refund Policy:
Refunds must be requested in writing, by fax or email and will be refunded in accordance with our policy. The Stratford-Perth Humane Society reserves the right to grant exceptions to the stated policy in extreme situations.

No Refunds for Partial Attendance or Illness:
We do not give refunds when someone chooses to leave a program part way through, as our expenses are incurred before the start of the program, and cannot be recovered.

Weather Conditions:
Camp will take place in all weather conditions – should camp need to be cancelled due to extreme weather – campers will be notified the morning of the program and offered a refund for that day only.

Accommodation:
We aim to ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive through the camp experience. The Humane Society offers a fee assistance program for qualifying families to assist with registration cost. Children who require their personal support worker to attend camp with them will be accommodated.

Please contact communityprograms@awasco.ca to discuss accommodation needs including our fee assistance program.

Refund Guidelines:
15 days or more notice for refund – 10% program fee deducted, per participant
14 days’ notice or less for refund – 50%
Once program has begun – no refund
Any switch from one week of camp to another may be subject to an administration fee

Birthday Parties (Ages 4-12)

PARTY LIKE AN ANIMAL!
Celebrate your birthday with some real party animals at the Stratford-Perth Humane Society! Our birthday party program offers animal interactions with some of our adoption animals and a behind-the- scenes tour of our centre. Birthday parties support the animals in our care while providing families with a unique venue for outstanding birthday memories.

Please note: Due to limited space, we can accommodate only one party in each time slot. Children will enjoy hands-on interactions with available and suitable animals at the Humane Society.

Parties can be booked for the following days and times:

  • Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Important Information for parents:

  • A parent or guardian must be present during the entire party.
  • Food brought in to the party must be served by the parents or guardians. For the Gold party, parents will need to provide their own utensils, napkins, drinks, etc. Platinum party includes all above.
  • Parents and guardians share responsibility for the children’s behaviour with our birthday host. We ask that you assist our host when dealing with behaviour issues.

Party Package Information

Gold Collar Party – $175 Platinum Collar Party – $220
Private Party Room for 2 hours Everything included in Gold Collar Party plus the following:
Birthday party host Paw print cake (from bakery) with personalized birthday greeting
10 children (extra $20 per child to a maximum of 15 children) Candles, plates, napkins and utensils
Animal themed decorated party room Juice boxes
Tour of Humane Society X-large pizza (pepperoni or cheese), 12 slices
Humane Society t-shirt for birthday child
Loot bags
Customized invitations from Humane Society
Birthday child gets to name next adoptable pet
Animal Interaction
Coupon for next party

** Please note that outside food may be brought in, but the SPHS will not supply cutlery, napkins, cups, or plates for Gold Party options.

For more information, contact communityprograms@awasco.ca or call 519-273-6600 x233