Baxter's Camp

An experience for kids with special needs

2020 Baxter's Camp

The Nebraska Humane Society Education Department is pleased to announce a new day camp option called Baxter's Camp.

Those interested will have two chances to register. The camps will take place Tuesday, March 10, from 1:30-3 p.m., and Friday, March 20, from 9:30-11 a.m. Youth (ages 6-13) with disabilities able to handle animal interactions and activities are invited to register. 

Some of the challenges we are unable to accommodate without a trained support staff are included below. Please note that trained support staff must be over the age of 19 and be provided by the parent/guardian.

  • Behavioral disorders
  • Youth unable to use restroom without assistance
  • Severe seizure disorders
  • Visually impaired needing a guide
  • Hearing impaired needing an interpreter
  • Any youth with a service or emotional support animal needing to attend with them
  • Physically disabled needing total support

To register for Baxter's Camp, please email Director of Education Tammy Conroy at tconroy@nehumanesociety.org. Potential campers' parents/guardians will then be contacted to discuss registration further.

Registration for the first camp is due Feb. 14, and the deadline to register for the second camp is Feb. 28. 

Baxter was a Pomeranian with a traumatic brain injury that came to NHS. He needed special care and extra love, but he didn't let his disability limit him. Our education department is honoring his memory with a youth camp.