We believe that educating younger generations is the key to ensuring better lives for animals in the future.

Humane Education sessions at schools or community centers, field trips to the Humane Society of Utah, and H.E.R.O. Summer, Fall or Spring Camp questions can be directed to our Humane Education Team at 801-261-2919 ext. 234 or send us a message.

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No registration in 2022.


*Please note that registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the high volume of camp requests please make sure you only register your child for one week of camp. *

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1st/2nd: $250.00 *includes shirt
(June 6-10)
Time: 9:00-1:30 PM

3rd/4th: $300.00  *includes two field trips and a shirt
(June 13-17, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, or July 18-22)
Time: 9-3:00 PM
*Friday will be an early day–Camp ends at 1:30 PM

5th/6th: $315.00  *includes two field trips and a shirt 
(August 1-5 or August 8-12)
Time: 9-3:00 PM
*Friday will be an early day–Camp ends at 1:30 PM

3rd-6th grade will be going on two field trips during their week at HERO Camp. We will be transporting campers by van. 
1. Clementine Ranch: Large animal sanctuary
2. Wild Wonders: Wildlife animal sanctuary

-Parents and/or Guardians are responsible for bringing lunch each day of camp as well as a water bottle for their child.

Please register your child for the grade they will be going into Fall of 2022

-Camp dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Humane Education Director.

Each week of camp will be devoted to a different age group spanning first through sixth grade.
During a typical day at the week-long H.E.R.O. (Humane Educators Reaching Out) Summer Camp, children will participate in age-appropriate humane education workshops, presentations, games, and more. Workshops will focus on different types of animals each day, many with visitors – two-legged, four-legged, finned, and feathered – from other animal welfare groups in Utah. Depending on the age range of the children, campers will receive one to two hours of animal interaction each day, which may include petting, holding, watering, feeding, and cleaning. 


Form Deadlines

1st/2nd grade: (week 1) June 3rd
3rd/4th: (week 2) June 10 (week 3) June 24 (week 4) July 8 (week 5) July 15 (week 6) July 22
5th/6th: (week 7) July 29 (week 8) August 5

Contact us with any questions.

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The leaves are changing, which means HERO Fall Camp is right around the corner! Campers will learn about a wide variety of companion animals by interacting with cats, dogs, and our education critter team. Campers will also participate in crafts, games, and more. 

October 13th (3rd/4th grade)          
October 14th (5th/6th grade)

Time: 9-3:00 pm
Registration cost: $60

3rd/4th Grade Registration

5th/6th Grade Registration

Registration opened: Monday, September 12th.

*Please note that registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Once our camp sessions are full, we will close down the registration.

Please note the age ranges for each camp day before registering. Please register early as availability is limited.

These forms must be completed and returned by October 10.

The Humane Society of Utah provides education sessions for schools and community groups at no cost. Our presentations, for ages preschool to senior high, are colorful, informative, and thought-provoking. We cover age-appropriate topics from basic pet care to complex ethical and moral issues. No matter what the age group, children and teens will be taught the importance of proper pet care, spaying/neutering to control the pet population, choosing adoption first, and how to properly interact with animals. Because the lessons are based on grade level, our education services are in constant demand throughout the Wasatch Front and beyond. 

During an education visit at a school or community group, our Education Director will typically bring a dog to meet the children, and conduct an age-appropriate education lesson. 

Teachers can also schedule field trips to our shelter for an education session with more types of shelter pets and a tour of the shelter.  

If you are interested in having an education presentation at your school or community center or having a field trip to the Humane Society of Utah, please call our Humane Education Team at 801-261-2919 ext. 234 or contact us.

Please schedule in advance as availability is limited.

“Having respect for animals makes us better humans.”  -Jane Goodall

Students and youth groups are always welcome to hold fundraisers and donation drives for the homeless pets at the Humane Society of Utah. Please view our Wish List for the most needed items for the shelter.   Craft projects, including blanket and toy making, are another popular way to help the animals. 

If you are interested in having your students or youth group conduct a donation drive or craft project, please call 801-261-2919 ext. 234 or contact us.