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Animal Camp

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Do you know a child who is passionate about animals? SPCA Animal Camps and Workshops are guaranteed to be 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, 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 the adoption center and barn.

Sign up for our themed one-day workshops during the school year, or for a week-long session in the summer!

One Day Saturday Camps!

The SPCA offers one-day workshops for children ages 7-12 from 9 am to 3 pm at the SPCA Monterey County Education Center. Details for all camps can be found in each registration link!


SPCA Summer Animal Camp  

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 a 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.

Registration for Summer 2022 Animal Camp is happening now! Details for all camps can be found in each registration link.

ABC's of the SPCA

What is 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! Little Campers will learn all about what makes SPCA Monterey County tick. Campers will get to know adorable adoptable animals, visit the Barn, and hear all about animal-related jobs from professional guest speakers.

Registration for ABC's of the SPCA is happening now! Details for ABC camp can be found in the registration link.

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

**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.


We're looking for Camp Crew!

Do you have a child 13 and older who still wants to enjoy the wonders of camp while also giving back? Encourage them to fill out our Crew Member Questionnaire!

Please email or call us at (831) 264-5434 for more information about Animal Camp Crew or any other questions!



For questions:  contact Vanessa!

Meet our Community Outreach Educator, Vanessa!

Check out more of our great kids programs here.