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Winter events

We are pleased to make a return to in-person youth events at some of our BC SPCA locations, in addition to offering virtual programs available across B.C.!


Celebrate the PAWlidays with the BC SPCA this December! When you register for a winter workshop, we invite you to bring a small donation for our pet food bank program to your event (e.g., can of pet food, toy, treat). As a token of our thanks, you will receive a coupon code for $10 off registration in a future BC SPCA workshop or camp!


December

 

WINTER WILDLIFE WONDERS (KELOWNA)

  • Location: BC SPCA Kelowna Animal Centre
  • Date: Dec. 19, 20 & 21
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (drop-off begins at 9:00 a.m.; pick-up extends to 4:00 p.m.)
  • Style: IN-PERSON
  • Ages: 8-11
  • Cost: $135

 

No matter where you live, wild animals are your neighbours! Join us for a special three-day minicamp this winter break as we explore different wildlife wonders and celebrate all animals. This wintry workshop will explore what animals do in winter, with a sprinkle of citizen science and a flurry of fun, furry and feathered facts. Join the fun and help us make this new year a happy one for animals everywhere! Note: this is a three-day event.

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WINTER WONDERS WORKSHOP SERIES (CASTLEGAR)

 

Join us to explore the world of animals, snowy-style! Let’s learn about what makes winter amazing for our pets and how to keep them happy, busy and safe through the chilly season. AND then we will dig into the wild world to discover how wildlife adapts to survive the season and how we can make it better for them. Note: sign up for one, two or all three days.

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ANIMAL WELFARE & THE IDEAL FARM ENVIRONMENT (NANAIMO)

 

Calling all animal lovers! During this three-day workshop, participants will engage in games, crafts, activities and presentations by animal-experts to learn about farm animal welfare. Over the course of the three days, registrants will participate in the creative development process of designing and constructing their own ideal sustainable farm. Engage your eco-imagination and come join the fun! Note: this is a three-day event.

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WINTER HOLIDAY WORKSHOP (VANCOUVER) – FULL

To be added to the waitlist for these Vancouver events, please email Lisa Keegan.

  • Location: BC SPCA Vancouver Animal Centre
  • Date: Dec. 20 or 21 (register for one day only)
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (drop-off begins at 9:00 a.m.; pick-up extends to 4:00 p.m.)
  • Style: IN-PERSON
  • Ages: 8-11
  • Cost: $45

Celebrate the PAWlidays with the Vancouver SPCA as we come together for a winter event that’s all about animals! Participants will learn all about animals through fun games and activities, meet and interact with suitable animals in our care and take action to show kindness to people and animal this winter. Note: participants may register for one day only.


Financial assistance

If your child is interested in attending our programs, but cost may be a barrier, we welcome you to complete our online application for financial assistance. We have a limited number of bursaries available. Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you would like a downloadable version of the application.


COVID-19

The safety of children, BC SPCA staff, volunteers and animals is our top priority. All in-person Humane Education events will operate under a COVID-19 safety plan, developed to reflect current public health guidelines.

View our BC SPCA youth events COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team with questions.


Refund policy

In-person event refund policy: A full refund will be issued with seven full days’ notice of cancellation. Refunds will not be issued if registration is cancelled within fewer than seven days of a program’s start date. Exceptions will be made for medical/family emergencies and will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please abide by the age range set for campers. Participants registered outside of the age range may not qualify for a refund.

Virtual youth event refund policy: A full refund will be issued with seven full days’ notice of cancellation. Refunds will not be issued if registration is cancelled within fewer than seven days of a program’s start date.


Educational support

In order for us to provide a safe, inclusive and supportive environment, we ask you to provide any information that will help us make our camps a great experience for your child.

If your child requires assistance at school, please contact our Humane Education department so we can discuss how best to support them. If your child requires more one-on-one support, we may ask for an aid with a Criminal Record Check to attend the event with your child to ensure they are supported.


Questions?

Our camp admin team is here to help! Please email camp@spca.bc.ca or call us toll-free:  1-855-622-7722 ext. 117 ( 604-709-4679) with any questions, and we will respond as quickly as possible. Admin support is available Monday through Friday.


Sign up to be notified

If you would like to receive email notifications about upcoming 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.