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Animal workshops, camps and events for kids

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Fall & Winter Virtual Youth Events

Here’s what’s coming up for kids with the BC SPCA!


School’s out in various areas of the province on Nov. 20 & 27, and we are inviting you to join us for an online virtual workshop filled with fun and learning about animals! Each workshop is packed with animal-themed games and activities, live sessions and time spent with guest speakers.

The cost of each workshop is $15. Register early and receive a $5 early bird discount! Early bird deadline for Nov. 20 events is Nov. 16. Early bird deadline for Nov. 27 events is Nov. 23.

Please check your school district calendar to confirm your child’s availability.


ANIMAL ARTS (for kids ages 8-11)

Let’s explore the world of animals using art! Crafts, drawing and storytelling are all ways we can learn about animals and what they need as the cold weather approaches. Let’s get creative together in this virtual workshop that you can do from anywhere in the province! This event includes a variety of activities kids can do on their own, as well as live sessions with our team of humane educators and a special guest from the Vancouver Avian Research Centre.

Join us on Nov. 20 or Nov. 27 for this half-day workshop (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Questions? Please contact Stephenie Campbell



ANIMAL CAREERS (for youth ages 11-14)

Do you want to work with animals but not sure where to start? Come join this educational session and learn all about animal careers including dog training, wildlife rehabilitation, veterinary careers and more! This half-day workshop combines self-paced activities with live sessions and special animal guests. Also included is access to self-paced content and activities where kids can explore the world of animal careers.

Join us on Nov. 20 or Nov. 27 for this half-day workshop (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Questions? Please contact Olivia Bancroft





Looking for a fun activity after school? Let’s talk animals! As we head into the busy holiday season, youth (ages 10-14) are invited to join us as we go virtually behind the scenes of the BC SPCA. Meet some of the animals in our care, experience shelter tours, meet our team of Educators and take part in independent activities from home to help animals!

This three-session series will run on Tuesdays, Dec. 1, 8 & 15, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost for all three sessions is $15.

Questions? Please email



HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (for youth ages 8-12)

On Saturday, Dec. 12, join us as we explore the wonderful winter world of animals, and find out what you can do to enrich animals’ lives! During this half-day virtual workshop, we will learn about the animals we share our lives with as pets, as well as the wildlife around us. Together we will also create enrichment toys for your own pets or pets you know.

This workshop runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and includes self-paced online material plus two live session events with BC SPCA humane educators (live sessions will run from 10: 30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.).

The cost of this event is $15. Register by Nov. 30 to receive a $5 early bird discount!

Questions? Please contact Olivia Bancroft


Video platform info

BC SPCA Virtual Youth Events are hosted on a easy to use and interactive platform called Flipgrid. This is where kids will access activities and videos, and where they will safely interact with our team by sending in video messages. Learn more about Flipgrid at

We will also be offering sessions on Facebook Live, as well as hosting secure video group conversations on Telus Business Connect. Participants will use a computer, tablet or smart phone, ideally with audio and video capabilities.

Sign up to be notified

If you would like to receive email notifications about our 2020 Summer Sessions and 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.