If you know a child who loves being around animals and wants to have fun with like-minded kids, why not sign them up for a BC SPCA Summer Camp? The week-long camps immerse kids aged six to 12 in a range of fun, engaging activities that increase their understanding about companion, farm and wild animals and help them develop skills to make a difference for animals in their community.
“Spaces are filling quickly,” says Paula Neuman, humane education manager with the BC SPCA. “Some of our locations are already full, but we do still have some spots available in certain locations.” Locations with spaces available include Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Cranbrook, Nelson, Vernon, Prince George, Sunshine Coast, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Cowichan, Victoria, Surrey, and Maple Ridge.
The camps offer a variety of activities, including outdoor and indoor games, guest speakers, hand-on creative projects, making toys and treats for the animals, shelter tours and visits with specially selected and approved shelter animals.
“There is always something new for returning campers, but for those who have never attended, they can expect to have fun and make friends while learning about animals and how we can best care for and protect them,” says Neuman.
For a full list of available summer camp dates and locations, and to register online, please visit spca.bc.ca/camp.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.