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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!


In Person Camps

Saturday November 14:

  •  Our action packed one day SPCA camps are back! Join us for an in person camp to discover the silly world of dogs! Learn all about dog communication, care, and training. Create fun dog toys and make yummy dog treats. Spend lots of time with SPCA shelter dogs, play fun games and most of all – learn something new! Come join the fun here!

Virtual Camps

Saturday November 21: 

  • Join us for our Virtual Dog day where we will learn all about the SPCA and our furry companions.  During our Saturday Virtual Camps, campers will meet for 2 hours (9-10:00 am and 12-1) for live sessions via google classroom. Campers will also receive links to videos,  coloring pages, interactive PDFs and more all accessible via google classrooms. Come join the fun here!


Join our camp email list by clicking here. To learn about other educational programs click here.

Hope to see you all soon!


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.