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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.

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Wild ARC (Metchosin) – Winter wildlife workshops

**Please note: Registration for our Wild ARC winter wildlife workshops is now full. To be added to a wait-list, please email Breeanna McDonald**

This January 20 and 27 at our Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC), we will be offering our popular Winter Wildlife workshop for youth born 2006-2009. Participants will create toys for our overwintering raccoons, meet and learn from a Wild ARC rehabilitator, find out why animals come to the centre and discover ways to make a difference for them.

The registration fee for this workshop is $35, with $5 off for BC SPCA Kids Club members with a discount code. Due to past demand, this workshop will be held twice; participants may choose one of the following dates:

      • Saturday, January 20 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
      • Saturday, January 27 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Questions about this workshop may be directed to Breeanna McDonald.


Maple Ridge – Out-of-school pet care workshop

On Friday, January 26 at our Maple Ridge location, we will be offering an out-of-school pet care workshop from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for youth born 2006-2009. Participants will spend the day learning just what it takes to give our pets happy, healthy lives. Through engaging games and activities, we’ll cover basic animal care, why these animals behave in certain ways, and how to interact with the animals in a safe and respectful way. We will provide hands-on experiences, when possible, with suitable shelter animals (no shelter dogs).

The registration fee for this workshop is $45, with a $5 discount for BC SPCA Kids Club members with a discount code.

Registration for this workshop is open now.
Questions about this workshop may be directed to Allison Simpson.


Victoria – Service Saturday Series

Coming up at our Victoria and Wild ARC locations, we will be offering four Service Saturday workshops for youth born 2002-2005:

      • Saturday, February 3: Wild animals
      • Saturday, February 24: Cats
      • Saturday, March 17: Small animals
      • Saturday, April 14: Dogs

These two-hour workshops (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) will feature a different group of animals each time. We will start with wild animals at Wild ARC, which includes a tour of the facility. The remaining dates will take place at the Victoria SPCA, focusing on cats, dogs and small animals. Participants will create enrichment activities for the animals and complete a group volunteer task for the shelter. We’ll also have some hands-on time with the adoptable animals at the Victoria branch.

The registration fee structure for these workshops is as follows, with a $5 discount for BC SPCA Kids Club members with discount code:

      • All 4 workshops: $75
      • Any 3 workshops: $55
      • Any 2 workshops: $35
      • Any 1 workshop: $20

Registration for these workshops is open now.
Questions about this workshop may be directed to Breeanna McDonald.

Summer Camps

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

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