Camp Rescue 2024

Calling all campers! Camp Rescue is back this summer at Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh! Join us for camp at our Wildlife Center or Domestic Shelter to learn about fun topics, meet animal ambassadors, and have a truly paw-some time. All camps include age-specific hands-on activities, themed lessons, animal guests, games, crafts, and more!

Each week of camp offers one full-day camp option, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm Monday-Friday. We offer camps for grades 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, and 5th-6th. (The grades associated with each camp are the grades that the camper will be entering into this fall of 2024.

Pricing: $250/camper; (Early Bird pricing: $230 all through February); Discounts available for additional siblings registered for camp.

Registration: Registration and payment are all online through our Active Network software

REGISTER HERE

Other notes:

  • There will be no before and after care available for this summer. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Please register your camper for the appropriate age group listed, however, there may be exceptions for those who have more specialized needs.
  • We do our best to make our programming a safe and inclusive space, but be advised that there may be allergens present in our facility (like pollen, animal dander, and nuts).
  • We are offering limited scholarship opportunities for families in need of financial assistance. Contact education@humaneanimalrescue.org for more information.
Camp Rescue Date & Time Location Description
Shelter Buddies

1st & 2nd Grade 

June 10 – June 14 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

East Side Domestic Shelter  
6926 Hamilton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 
Do you have a young animal lover who dreams of working with some furry friends someday? Animal shelters have many people with different jobs working together to make sure all the animals are happy and healthy. During this week, campers will explore the different aspects of the shelter, play fun games, and meet some awesome animal guests!
Jr. Vet Camp

3rd & 4th Grade 

 

June 17 – June 21 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

East Side Domestic Shelter  
6926 Hamilton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 
Does your child love animals?  Has your child ever considered becoming a veterinarian in the future? Then this is the camp for them!  Campers will learn what it takes to be a veterinarian throughout this exciting camp.  There will be hands-on activities, lessons, crafts, and games to teach the campers all about the different aspects of being a veterinarian as well as visits from live animals. Join us for a fun-filled time that your future veterinarian is sure to love! We are excited to offer new topics, games, and activities so that even returning campers have a unique and memorable experience. 
Sr. Vet Camp

5th & 6th Grade  

June 24 – June 28 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

East Side Domestic Shelter  
6926 Hamilton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 
This camp goes beyond basic pet care and teaches students about common domestic animals and how professionals care for them when they are injured or sick. Every day offers a chance to meet a live animal and professionals who work in the field! We will discuss a range of topics and have games and activities to give campers a feel for what being a vet is all about! We are excited to offer new topics, games, and activities so that even returning campers have a unique and memorable experience.
Vast Vertebrates

1st & 2nd Grade  

July 29 August 2 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wildlife Center 
6000 Verona Rd.  Verona, PA 15147 
Mammals and Birds and Reptiles oh my! Vertebrates are creatures that have a backbone, just like us! During this week of camp, we will learn about each of those groups of critters and what makes them special! Meet some live WILD vertebrates and enjoy a week of fun with new and old friends! 
Amazing Adaptations

3rd & 4th Grade  

August 5 – August 9

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wildlife Center 
6000 Verona Rd.  
Verona, PA 15147 
What do turtles do when it’s cold outside? Why are some animals brightly colored? All creatures are truly magical when you take the time to learn a little about them. Throughout this week of camp, we will delve into the adaptations of the animal kingdom through games, hands-on activities, and outdoor exploration! 
Wildlife Warriors

5th & 6th Grade 

August 12 – August 16 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wildlife Center 
6000 Verona Rd.  
Verona, PA 15147 
Become a true animal advocate during this fun week of camp! Wildlife Warriors will learn about how they can help the world around them and educate others about how amazing local wildlife can be! Study a local ecosystem, learn about citizen science, play games, meet live animals, and more during this wild week of camp. 

Junior Rehabber Corps 2024

Have you ever wanted to explore a career working with animals or helping protect wildlife? Join our Junior Rehabber Corps (JRC), a hands-on teen career exploration program, that focuses on topics such as wildlife rehabilitation, conservation, animal husbandry, careers, research, wildlife biology, and more!  Classes include animal ambassador appearances, guest speakers from professionals in the field, hands-on activities, digital resources, interconnected lessons, and more.    

There are two different sessions to choose from, both having their unique topics. Teens are welcome to sign up for one or both sessions! Both sessions will take place Monday-Friday, from 9:30 am-2:30 pm.    

Junior Rehabber Corps takes an in-depth look at our native PA wildlife, how we help that wildlife at our rehabilitation center, and careers in conservation around the world.  Students will gain the tools to help them make a difference in their community and grow as environmental stewards and animal advocates. 

JRC: Citizen Science Focus is a hands-on program designed to inspire teens to take conservation into their own hands! We will spend the week exploring the world around us and contributing to real-world science as we do it. You can expect special guests, interactive projects, and activities inside and outside the classroom. You provide the curiosity, and we’ll provide the rest!  

 *What is Citizen Science? Whether counting fireflies or identifying birds, there are dozens of different projects in which everyday people can make observations and contribute their findings to help scientists impact the natural world.  

   Dates  | Times | Ages

July 8th-July 12th | 9:30am-2:30pm | “Junior Rehabber Corps” | 13-17 years old

July 15th-July 19th | 9:30am-2:30pm | “JRC: Citizen Science Focus” | 13-17 years old

Pricing: $250/camper; (Early Bird pricing: $230 all through February); Discounts available for additional siblings registered for JRC. 

Registration: Registration and payment are all online.

REGISTER HERE

Other notes:  

  • Must be 13-17 years old (Participants must be 13-17 years old at some point during the duration of the program.) 
  • We do our best to make our programming a safe and inclusive space but be advised that there may be allergens present in our facility (like pollen, animal dander, and nuts). 
  • We are offering limited scholarship opportunities for families in need of financial assistance. Please reach out to the Education Department (education@humaneanimalrescue.org or 412-345-7300 ext. 501) with any questions.