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Animal Camp

by ACTIVE Network

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, a 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!

We are going Virtual for the month of June!

Join us for an awesome packed week of fun during the month of June. Registration now open!

  • $65 dollars a week
  • Receive a camp box filled with the necessary supplies to participate and fun swag items.
  • THREE live sessions a day for five days through Zoom or Google Hangouts (TBD)
  • Virtually meet cute furry friends, talk with our Humane Investigators, Clinic Staff and more
  • Get hands-on experiences making toys
  • Get behind the scenes footage of your local independent SPCA.

Virtual Camp is being offered for children 7-12. Space is limited. Call now or email now for more information (831)-264-5434 -

If you already registered for a June camp before this change was made, we will be in touch regarding your options. We hope you join us for this exciting new adventure!


SPCA In-Person Camps July & August:

Registration now open:

SPCA Animal Camp:

$300 per session. Sessions are for children ages 7 – 12 and are held Monday – Friday from 9 am – 3 pm.


ABC's of the SPCA:

$200 per session. Sessions are for children ages 5 – 7 and are held Monday – Friday from 9 am-noon


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.


Do you have a child 13 and older who still wants to enjoy the wonders of camp while also giving back? Ask about how your child can join our amazing Crew as a Junior Volunteer!

Please email or call us at (831) 264-5434 with any questions!



For questions:  contact Darlenne!

Check out more of our great kids programs here.