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Workshops, summer camps and youth events

The BC SPCA makes learning about animals fun! We offer youth workshops, summer day camps and special youth events.

Workshops and youth events

School holiday workshops

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October 20, 2017 is a school holiday around the province. Full-day youth workshops for kids ages 8-11 (born 2006-2009) will be hosted at the following BC SPCA locations:

Workshops run from 9:30-3:30, with drop-off starting at 9:00 and pick-up going until 4:00. Cost is $45, with a discount for BC SPCA Kids Club members with discount code.

Registration for October school holiday workshops is open now. Questions about these workshops may be directed via email to your location’s coordinator.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the online registration process, or would like to be added to a wait-list, please contact Jennifer Trushel at 604.709.4679.

Saturday workshops

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Richmond

This October at our Richmond location, we will be offering two-hour animal care workshops on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for children ages 8-11 (born 2006-2009). Each session will provide educational activities, pet care tips, practice preparing your home for an animal, and hands-on experience with the animals themselves. Sign up is available individually ($20), or save money by registering for all three ($50).

      • October 14: Small animals – FULL
      • October 21: Cats – FULL
      • October 28: Dogs – FULL

Registration for our Saturday animal care workshops is open now.
Questions about these workshops may be directed to Alex Kelsch.

Victoria

On October 21 at our Victoria location, we will be offering a two-hour Service Saturday workshop from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for youth born 2002-2005. Participants will get to make something for the animals, do a group volunteer project and help socialize the shelter’s animal guests. The cost of this workshop is $20, with $5 off for BC SPCA Kids Club members with discount code.

Registration for the Service Saturday workshop is open now.
Questions about this workshop may be directed to Breeanna McDonald.

If you have questions concerns regarding the online registration process, or would like to be added to a wait-list, please contact Jennifer Trushel at 604.709.4679.

Please note: Our programs are about educating kids about animals through fun, active and engaging activities. These are not animal camps where kids clean cages or work directly with the animals. Participants will get a shelter tour and some time with approved suitable animals (no shelter dogs). Whenever available, dogs that are owned by staff or volunteers and have passed a behaviour assessment will be introduced to participants.

Summer Camps

BC SPCA summer camps will return in 2018, with registration opening in April.

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If you would like to receive email notifications about future youth events in your area, please fill out the form below and submit it. Please note that completing this form does not register your child for any BC SPCA event.

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