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 (aka Animal Cops!), 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.
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.
- Saturday, September 24: Barnyard Bonanza (register here)
- Saturday, October 22: Curious Cats (register here)
- Wednesday, November 23: SPCA Day (register here)
- Monday, December 19th - Friday, December 23rd: Winter Animal Camp (register here)
- Saturday, February 11: Friends Fur-ever♥ (register here)
- Saturday, March 11: Humane Heroes (register here)
- Saturday, April 8: World of Pets (register here)
Summer Animal Camps
Details for week-long summer animal camps are set to hatch in early 2023; please check back for the latest camp news!
ABCs of the SPCA (Summer)
What is the SPCA Monterey County? What do they do? Do they only have dogs and cats? Is it true they have their own Animal Cops? 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 the many animal-related jobs like veterinarians and humane investigators, and much more! Details for ABC camp will be announced in early 2023; please check back for the latest camp news!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
**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!
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