School’s…out…for…summer! Well, not quite – but registration is now open for the Jacksonville Humane Society’s 2021 Summer Camp!

Children in rising grades 1-8 are invited to spend part of their summer at JHS learning all about dogs and cats and how to help pets at home and in the community.

Choose from 7 week-long sessions from June through July. Camp days run from 9am to 4pm with extended care available for an additional fee.

Space is filling up quickly, so register now to learn more and reserve a spot for your child. JHS will be adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure the health and safety of all summer campers.

Registration is also open for our 3-day Ambassadors in Training camp for high school students.

Calling all creative kids in grades K-12!

We need YOUR help designing our 2021 Summer Camp T-shirt! The winning designer will receive a T-shirt AND one (1) free day of camp* at JHS.

Design requirements:
– Designs may include images and/or text
– Designs must incorporate the phrase “Summer Camp 2021”
– Designs should be for ONE side of a T-shirt only
– Designs must use ONE color only on a white background (T-shirts will be printed in black ink)

To enter:
1. Create a design and send a high-resolution image to: [email protected] (file must be a .jpg, .png, or .pdf)
2. In your email, please provide the name, age, and grade level of the designer as well as your preferred method of contact (email address or phone number).
3. If you are unable to send us your design digitally, you can mail it to us at:

Jacksonville Humane Society
Attn: Education Department
8464 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Please include the same information specified in #2.

Designs must be submitted by parents/guardians.

4. The deadline to submit a design is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2021. (If mailing your design, we must receive it in the mail by Monday, February 1, 2021.)

5. Contest entrants must be children in grades K-12.

Three finalists will be selected by the JHS Education team and the public will vote for the final design online between February 8-15, 2021.

By submitting your design, you agree that JHS can share your design on JHS camp marketing materials and social media.

If your design is selected, JHS reserves the right to modify the design to fit the size and format needs for the T-shirt printer.

To learn more about our humane education camps for kids, visit

For questions, contact us at [email protected] or 904-493-4573.

*Free day of camp prize constitutes enrollment for one (1) camper in one (1) day of JHS camp. Available camp options will be dependent upon the child’s grade level. Free day of camp must be redeemed in the 2021 calendar year. No refunds, returns, or exchanges. Not eligible for cash value.

This contest is now closed.

Congratulations to this year’s winner, 7th grader Gwyneth! Thank you to all of the talented, creative kids who entered and to everyone who voted for their favorite designs.