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 (Register Now!)
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!
Saturday, October 14th: Cool Canines
Wednesday, November 22nd: Thankful for the SPCA
Tuesday, December 26th: Tis the Season Tuesday
Wednesday, December 27th: Wildlife Wednesday
Thursday, December 28th: Thoughtful Thursday
Friday, December 29th: Feline Friday
Saturday, February 3rd: Friends Fur-ever
Saturday, March 9th: Humane Heroes
Saturday, April 6th: World of Pets
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 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!
ABCs of the SPCA
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!
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SPCA Camp Crew sign-ups and interviews will begin in early 2024! In the meantime, take a look at our Volunteer page to learn other ways to help!
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 email@example.com
**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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