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Animal workshops, camps and events for kids

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

Workshops, camps & youth events

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Summer camps

BC SPCA summer camps are back! These week-long camps allow kids to immerse themselves in “everything animals.” They’ll be challenged, in fun and engaging ways, to learn about responsible animal care, discover fascinating new animal facts and develop positive, respectful relationships between people, animals and nature.

Visit your region’s summer camp page to learn more:

Lower Mainland (Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Sechelt, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver)

Vancouver Island (Campbell River, Comox, Cowichan, Nanaimo, Victoria)

Okanagan & Kootenays (Castlegar, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson, Penticton, Vernon)

Northern Region (Fort St. John, Prince George, Prince Rupert)

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*Summer camp activities & time spent with animals
Summer camp activities range from active games, both indoors and outdoors, to quiet hands-on projects and include art projects, guest speakers and time with animals. All activities have been designed by the BC SPCA to incorporate positive animal welfare themes.

We do our best to provide some hands-on time with animals throughout the week though we know kids always want more. Sometimes, animal time is limited because we must be cognizant of the stress levels and health of the animals and that the shelter is a working adoption facility. When possible we do bring shelter-approved animals into the education space and allow campers to interact with them in small numbers. We take the campers on a shelter tour to introduce them to the animals and share the stories of how the animals came into our care.

*Summer camp refund policy
A full refund will be issued with four weeks’ notice of cancellation. Refunds will be prorated for fewer than four weeks’ notice. Exceptions may 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. Campers registered outside of the age range will not qualify for a refund.

*Kids Club member discount
BC SPCA Kids Club members receive a discount when using the Kids Club discount code ($15 for week-long camps or $5 for one-day camps). Please check your email for this code or contact our summer camp team if you have not received it or are unsure if your child is a Kids Club member. All campers receive a complimentary Kids Club membership when registered for a summer camp. All existing Kids Club members receive a complimentary membership renewal.

*Summer camp bursaries
We have a limited number of bursaries for families who need financial assistance. If you would like to apply for a bursary please download and complete the application (PDF) and submit it to or fax it to Summer Camp 604-681-7022.  We will consider applications for locations where there are still spaces available.


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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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