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Animal workshops, camps and events for kids



Here’s what’s coming up for youth with the BC SPCA! Please note all our youth programs will run exclusively virtually in 2021.


October

 

UNPOPULAR ANIMALS (Virtual after school series)

Dates: Oct. 19, 26 & Nov. 2
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Ages: 9 to 13
Cost: $25

Have you ever wondered why animals like black cats and rats get a bad rap? Get ready to go from saying “eww” to “aww” during our popular Unpopular animals after school series! Join us as we virtually gather and learn about these animals and more, and flip their reputations upside down. From essential pollinators to some of the smartest animals around, together we will discover what makes these animals unique, through fun activities, games and guest speakers.

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ANIMAL ARTISTS (Pro-d day virtual workshop)

Date: Oct. 22, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 11
Cost: $25

Do you like to doodle dogs and sketch skunks while learning about their amazing abilities? Join us for this virtual workshop to explore the world of animals using art! Together we will discover the different ways we can connect with animals to better understand their unique roles in our world. We will even look at some animals who ARE artists! Participants will enjoy a mixture of online activities, including games, a drawing lesson and guests. Sharpen your pencils and join us!

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CAREERS WITH ANIMALS (Pro-d day virtual workshop)

Date: Oct. 22, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 11 to 14
Cost: $25

Do you want to work with animals but are not sure where to start? Join us for this informative virtual workshop and learn all about different opportunities to work with animals. Hear from a veterinarian and a dog trainer about how they turned their passion for animals into careers! This event includes a live interactive session, fun activities, guest speakers and additional resources to help participants discover their purrrfect career.

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ADVOCATING FOR ANIMALS (Saturday virtual workshop)

Date: Oct. 30, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ages: 11 to 14
Cost: $25

Let’s take your love of animals to the next level! You might wonder how YOU can make a difference. At this virtual workshop, we will discuss how our everyday actions impact the world around us, from the food we eat to the kind of shampoo we use in our hair. This workshop is sure to inspire you to learn more and do more for animals!

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November

 

PET CARE (Virtual after school series)

Date: Nov. 24, Dec. 1 & 8
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 11
Cost: $25 *register by Nov. 10 and receive $5 off

Climb, dig, burrow and nibble your way into fun, and explore the wide world of pets. Go behind the scenes of a BC SPCA shelter, learn to speak “pet” and discover the best ways to keep our furry friends happy and healthy.

Virtually join us Wednesdays after school for games, crafts and special animal guest appearances! Registrants will also receive exclusive access to additional projects, activities, videos and fun challenges they can enjoy after the sessions at their own pace.

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PET BEHAVIOUR & ENRICHMENT (Pro-d day virtual workshop)

Date: Nov. 26
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ages: 10 to 13
Cost: $25 *register by Nov. 10 and receive $5 off

Why do dogs chase their tails? And why do cats scratch the couch? Explore why pets do the things they do, and discover ways we can keep them busy and happy while staying out of trouble!

This virtual workshop will help budding animal behaviourists understand pet body language and behaviour, while learning some practical tips on training and enrichment for pets of all kinds.

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TAILS FROM THE STABLE (Pro-d day workshop)

Date: Nov. 26
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 11
Cost: $25 *register by Nov. 10 and receive $5 off

Did you know the BC SPCA was created in 1895 because a group of people wanted to help horses? Giddy-up and join us for this virtual workshop where together we will learn about horse body language, where horses came from and what the Five Freedoms mean for our equine friends!

Participants will enjoy a mixture of activities and games, and we will hear from a special guest speaker. Stop stalling and register today!

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December

 

THE ART OF GIVING: AN ANIMAL GIFTING WORKSHOP (Saturday workshop)

Date: Dec. 11
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ages: 7 to 11
Cost: $25 *register by Nov. 26 and receive $5 off

Animals give us so much, from the love and companionship of pets, to the wonder and beauty of wild animals. Isn’t it time we give them something back? This holiday season, it’s the time to do just that!

In this virtual workshop, we will discover how some animals are known for their gift-giving kindness, and how we can do the same! Together we will create unique gifts to show some love to our furry friends, urban wildlife and people who help animals. Environmentally conscious supply lists will be sent out in advance. Join us for this virtual event and make a difference in the lives of animals and our communities by giving meaningful gifts.

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Three-day mini camp)

Date: Dec. 20 to 22
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 14
Cost: $65 *register by Dec. 10 and receive $5 off

This holiday season, we will “deck the paws” with upcycled projects and pledge to make the new year bright for all animals. Together at this virtual workshop, we will learn how we can all make a difference for animals, whether wild, on the farm or in our homes. We will also go on a virtual field trip behind the scenes of a BC SPCA shelter, and we will discuss how to get every pet a home for the holidays.

What are you waiting for? “Daschund through the snow” and join us online in this packed three-day mini camp, right from the comfort of your cozy home!

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How it works

Prior to the beginning of your event, we will send you a secure meeting link for Telus Business Connect, our virtual meeting platform. We may also send a link to additional activities for your event. Multi-day events may use a platform called Flipgrid to share activities and videos.

Flipgrid is a fun, engaging video discussion experience for learners and families. The BC SPCA’s specially designed Flipgrid is bursting with videos, quizzes, activities and animal information on a range of animal topics, plus some Just for Fun activities, too! If your program is using this platform, we will share login information and “how-to” tips as well.

During five-day camps, each day will centre around an awesome animal theme. For example: dogs, farm animals, marine mammals, wildlife and MORE. Please note that most week-long camps will have similar content.


Refer a friend

If you are registered in one of our 2021 youth events, and you refer a friend to our programs, email us to let us know! Upon your friend’s registration, we will refund 25% of your fee for one 2021 youth event in which you are registered. Limit one refer-a-friend refund per household for BC SPCA 2021 youth programs.


Financial assistance

If your child would like to join our programs but cost is a barrier,  we welcome you to complete an application to enroll on a “pay what you can” basis. If you have any questions, please contact our youth program team at camp@spca.bc.ca.


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