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Animal Camp

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Registration is now open for Summer 2023 Animal Camp!

Do you know a child who is passionate about animals? SPCA Animal Camps and Workshops are a purr-fect fit! These popular programs offer children a unique mix of fun and educational hands-on experiences that nurture compassion, respect for all living things, and make a difference for the animals in our care. (And have we mentioned that it’s FUN?!)

Children learn about animal-related jobs from professional guest speakers including SPCA Humane Investigators, and Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation staff technicians. Camps and Workshop activities also include lessons in animal safety and handling, making enrichments for our shelter pets, and many fun visits with adoptable animals in our care.

One-Day Camps

Our themed one-day workshops are happening on select Saturdays and breaks throughout the academic year for children ages 7-12 from 9am to 3pm. These camps are jam-packed with exciting lessons, hands-on activities, and of course, animals! Registration is happening now! See below for dates.

Summer 2023 Animal Camp (ages 7-12)

The SPCA’s week-long summer day camp offers children ages 7-12 a unique mix of fun, exciting, and educational hands-on experiences. Animal Camp builds self-esteem and nurtures compassion. Campers develop an understanding of the shelter environment and respect for all animals. Campers learn about animal-related jobs from professional guest speakers including SPCA Humane Investigators, Wildlife Rescue & 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, making enrichments for our pets, and visits with adoptable animals.



ABCs of the SPCA (9am to 12pm, ages 5-7)
What is the SPCA Monterey County? What do they do? Do they only have dogs and cats? How do they care for the animals? Tailored to children ages 5-7, all of these questions (and many, many more) will be answered during this awesomely fun camp! Over the course of five 3-hour days during the summer, little Campers will learn all about what makes SPCA Monterey County tick. Campers will get to know adorable adoptable animals, learn about animal-related jobs like veterinarians and humane investigators, and much more!

Join our camp email list by clicking here

To learn about other educational programs click here

Due to the current health situation, our standard camp cancellation policy has been altered to support and promote good public health. If we must cancel or modify any camp session due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, those who have registered for said canceled sessions will receive full refunds. In all other cases, refunds will be provided if requested 30 days before the start of your selected session in which your child is enrolled. For more information regarding our recent changes to camp, please email Vanessa at

**Please note that all animal experiences are based on our current shelter population as well as the safety and comfort level of both our animals and campers.

Please email or call us at (831) 264-5434 for more information.



For questions:  contact Vanessa!

Meet our Community Outreach Educator, Vanessa!

Check out more of our great kids programs here.