Youth Programs

Oregon Humane Society is committed to educating youth about treating animals with kindness, compassion, and responsibility in a safe manner. Our programs empower youth to take action, help pets in their community, and understand the difference they can make.

Camp Paw Paw

Summer is coming, and it’s time to plan something fun for your animal-loving kids. Sign up for Camp Paw Paw today!

Camp Paw Paw is a summer day camp for children who love animals. Choose sessions for kids in Grades 1 through 3 or Grades 4 through 6. 

This year’s curriculum is packed tight with amazing speakers, including OHS Salem Campus staff, local animal welfare specialists, veterinarians, and more. We’ve also prepared age-appropriate lessons for campers covering diverse topics such as:

  • Clicker training
  • Animal shelter design
  • Community cats
  • Pet body language
  • Classroom pets 

Campers will also have the opportunity to make supplies for shelter dogs and cats. And, of course, we’ll have plenty of opportunities for campers to meet animals in the shelter. 

The 2022 sessions are almost full. If your child wants to join in the fun, act fast. 

Visit this page, and tap the Youth Programs tab to sign up. 

Virtual Shelter Tours

Does your group want to meet adoptable animals? Are you looking for an opportunity to learn more about Oregon Humane Society? Go where the school bus can’t and join us for an educational and fun virtual tour of our facility. We welcome school classrooms, scouts, clubs, community organizations, and more to visit us. Each tour includes an overview of our life-saving work and a guided tour of our shelter. Meet some of our adoptable dogs and cats!

Visit this page, and tap the Youth Programs tab to sign up. 

Youth Service Opportunities

Participate in a service project. There are many ways that youth can help pets in our community. You could consider:

  1. Can and bottle drives. Have cans and bottles lying around? Take them to the bottle drop and exchange them for cash to donate to OHS!
  2. Bake sales. Do you love baked goods? So do we! A bake sale is a great way to raise money for OHS. 
  3. Start a business. Do you like to make awesome crafts like bracelets or flower bouquets? Do lawn work? Pet sit? Why not start a business and raise money for OHS? 
  4. Food drive. We always need more yummy treats and canned food for pets. Collect hot dogs, cheese sticks, and other treats.
  5. Party fundraiser. Throw a party in honor of OHS! Have friends and family bring Wish List items and fundraise for the shelter while having fun. 

Collaborate with us, and  participate in an activity that directly helps shelter pets. Find out what shelter animals currently need at our Wish List

Questions about service opportunities? Reach out to us at: