WHS Youth Programs
Shelter and Youth Tours
Does your group want to meet our adoptable animals? Want to learn all about the Willamette Humane Society? We welcome your group (scouts, clubs, classrooms, community organizations etc.) to attend an educational and fun tour of our facility.
These tours include an overview of the life-saving work of Willamette Humane Society, a brief activity to help kids learn more about animal care responsibility and safety, and a guided tour of our adoption center.
Here are a few additional details:
- Cost: Our fee is $1 per child; if this cost is prohibitive to your group, please contact the Education and Outreach Coordinator.
- Ages: Five and older.
- Tour length: One hour.
- Size: We are able to accommodate tours of up to 25 children. We'll need one adult chaperone for every 7 students. If your group is larger than 25, please book two tours.
- Days. Best days for a tour are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but we can be flexible.
Willamette Humane Society is a non-profit organization and guests are encouraged to bring donated items from our wishlist. Our animals, staff, and volunteers thank you!
To Request a Tour
Please reach out at least two weeks in advance of the requested tour date. Contact Candalynn Johnson, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at 503-585-5900, ext. 310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classroom or Group Activities
Do your students love animals and want to help out, but can’t attend a tour of our shelter? Want to encourage compassion and responsibility in your classroom or youth group?
There are many activities that your group can do to help the animals, and we would be happy to work with you. From running a can drive to making cat toys, there are many fun and crafty ways that your youth can help out. By collaborating with us, your students can participate in an activity that directly helps the pets in the shelter.
Willamette Humane Society is not currently organizing classroom visits, but we hope to add them soon. Please check back for the 2019-2020 school year.
To Request a Classroom Activity:
Contact Education and Outreach Coordinator, Candalynn Johnson, at email@example.com
Camp Paw Paw 2019
This summer break, have fun, make new friends, and learn—all while making the world a better place!
In this full-day camp lasting five days, campers will learn all about animals and the awesomeness of community service while having a blast.
Our camps are packed with animal-themed games, outdoor activities, guest speakers from other animal/wildlife rescues, and tons of projects to brighten the lives of shelter pets waiting their forever homes. Campers will also gain training skills and give our animals plenty of hands-on TLC!
Camp Paw Paw sponsored in part by our friends at Capitol Subaru.
Grades 1 through 3
Session 1: July 8 to July 12 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Session 3: July 29 to Aug. 2 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Grades 4 through 6
Session 2: July 15 to 19 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Session 4: August 5 to 9 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Session 5: August 12 to 16 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Cost: $190. That includes a camp tee shirt and take-home projects!
Camp scholarships are offered based on financial need to provide educational opportunities to children who could otherwise not participate. Scholarships may reduce or waive camp registration fees for those with economic barriers to participate.
Need more info?
Send an email to Education and Outreach Coordinator, Candalynn Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 503-585-5900, ext. 310.