SPCA Summer Animal Camps!

The SPCA’s week-long summer day camp offers children a unique mix of fun, exciting, and educational hands-on experiences. Animal Camp builds self-esteem and nurtures compassion.  Attending campers develop an understanding of the shelter environment and a respect for all animals.  Campers learn about animal-related jobs from professional guest speakers including SPCA Humane Investigators, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation technicians, and animal care staff, to name a few!

Program activities include lessons in animal safety and handling, guided nature hikes on the SPCA grounds, fun creative activities and many visits with adoptable animals in the shelter and barn.

  • WHO: 8 – 12 year olds
  • WHAT: ANIMAL CAMP 2015
  • SESSION DATES:
    June 8 – 12 CAMP IS FULL
    June 15 – 19
    June 22 – 26
    July 6 – 10
    July 13 – 17
    Please call April at (831) 264-5434 to inquire about waiting lists for full camps.
  • HOURS: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • WHERE: The SPCA for Monterey County Education Center
  • WHY: To nurture a respect for all living things.
  • HOW: Campers will participate in a wide variety of fun activities including arts, crafts, and educational games. Children will meet and learn first hand how to care for and have a better understanding of animals with our professional staff.
  • COST: Sessions cost $250, including snacks.
  • Register now!

 

ABC’s of the SPCA

What is The SPCA for Monterey County? What do they do? Do they only have dogs and cats? Is it true they have their own Animal Cops? All of these questions (and many, many more) will be answered during this awesomely fun camp! Campers will learn all about what makes The SPCA for Monterey County tick. Campers will get to know adorable adoptable animals, visit the Barn, The Wildlife Center, and hear all about animal-related jobs from professional guest speakers.

  • WHO: 6 & 7 year olds
  • WHAT: The ABCs of The SPCA
  • SESSION DATES:
    June 29 – July 3
    July 20 – 24
  • HOURS: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • WHERE: The SPCA for Monterey County Education Center
  • WHY: To learn all about how The SPCA for Monterey County helps animals in need!
  • HOW: Campers will participate in a wide variety of fun animal-related activities including arts, crafts, and educational games. Children will safely meet adoptable animals and will learn first hand how the SPCA cares for all animals in need in our community.
  • COST: Sessions cost $150, including snacks.
  • Register now!

NEW! SPCA Horse Camp
with Hope Horses and Kids at SPCA Stables at Indian Springs

Campers will learn all about horses through respect, love, compassion, and fun! Offered by the popular and respected nonprofit equine learning program Hope Horses and Kids at SPCA Stables at Indian Springs, this camp is for young horse lovers ages 8 to 12. Campers will learn proper horse care, practice vaulting, enjoy art projects, spend one-on-one time with rescued horses, showcase their new skills with a horse show for their families on Friday, understand how they can help horses in need in our community, and so much more.

WHO: 8 – 12 year olds. Camps are limited to just 10 campers each.

SESSION DATES:  June 8 – 12 and June 15 – 19 (June 15 – 19 is currently full. Please email us at stables@spcamc.org to be put on our wait list)

HOURS: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

WHERE: SPCA Stables at Indian Springs, 22400 Indian Springs Road, Salinas

COST: Sessions cost $350, including snacks.

REGISTER: Register now or contact Ashley, SPCA Stables, 831-264-5450 or stables@spcamc.org

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Parties, Tours, and Presentations

If you would like to schedule a presentation, tour, or interview, please call us at 831-264-5434 or email us.

  • School and Club Presentations
    SPCA experts are available to provide educational, entertaining, and engaging presentations to your class or group club! We can educate your group on a variety of topics from dog bite prevention to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.
  • SPCA Tours
    The SPCA offers tours of our facilities every day of the week. Come meet the animals and learn about how you can help make a difference. Tours are free to the public and must be arranged at least a week prior to your visit. School bus parking is available.
  • Interviews for School Projects
    SPCA experts are available to be interviewed for school papers and presentations about animals. If you need help for anything related to animals, ask The SPCA!
  • Scouting Group Education
    Does your scouting group want to learn about animals? Call The SPCA at 831-264-5434 for help!
  • Website Resources
    The SPCA offers lots of information on our website about dog training, wildlife species, animal laws, and more! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just email us for help!
  • Dog and Puppy Training
    The SPCA offers training classes for dogs and puppies. Fun and education for the whole family, these classes help make your dog a better canine citizen and show you how to teach your dogs fun tricks to show off to your friends! Click here to learn more.

Birthday Parties

You can have your birthday party at The SPCA! Just have your parents call 831-264-5434 or email us for information.

School Presentations

SPCA experts are available to provide educational, entertaining, and engaging presentations to your class or community group. We can educate your group on a variety of topics from dog bite prevention to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

To schedule a presentation or for more information, please call The SPCA at 831-264-5434 or email us.

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Education

SPCA experts are available to provide educational, entertaining, and engaging presentations to your class or community group either at your facility or at The SPCA. We can educate your group on a variety of topics from dog bite prevention to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

The SPCA also offers tours of our facilities and education for scout groups to prepare them for animal-related badges. Tours are free to the public and must be arranged at least a week prior to your visit. School bus parking is available.

To schedule a presentation or tour or for more information, please call The SPCA at 831-264-5434 or email us.

Dog Bite Prevention

To schedule a presentation on dog bite prevention or for more information, please call The SPCA at 831-264-5434 or email us.

Just for Kids

Learn more about SPCA’s programs for kids like the Junior Volunteer Programs, Animal Camp, Birthday Parties, School Presentations, School and Club Tours, Education, and Dog Bite Prevention.

SPCA Pet Meals Program

A beloved pet is often the primary source of comfort for people with medical or age-related challenges. Yet for those who are physically impaired or on fixed incomes, it can be a constant struggle to obtain proper nutrition for themselves and their pets. Click here to learn more about the PetMeals Program.

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