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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.

October Pro-D Day workshops

Kids can join us on October 19 and spend the day learning all about animals — and meeting some adoptable ones! Please scroll down to register.

Locations and cost

Castlegar: $40
124 Heritage Way

Kelowna: $45
3785 Casorso Road

Nanaimo: $45
154 Westwood Road

Surrey: $45
16748 50th Avenue

Vancouver: $45
1205 East 7th Avenue

Victoria: $45
3150 Napier Lane


Activities run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Drop-off is between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. and pick-up is between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m.

Age range

Workshops are open to kids born between 2007 and 2010.

Educational assistants

Our workshops are education-based and, as such, some reading and writing are incorporated into our activities. If your child requires assistance at school for academic or behavioural support, please contact our Humane Education department so we can discuss how best to support them.

If your child requires more one-on-one support, due to limited staff, we may ask for an aid with a criminal record check to attend the workshop with your child to ensure they are supported.

Workshop activities

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.

Time spent with animals

We do our best to provide some hands-on time with animals — though we know that kids always want more! Sometimes, animal time is limited because we must be cognizant of the stress levels and health of the animals and of the fact that the shelter is a working adoption facility.

When possible, we do bring shelter-approved animals into the education space and allow kids to interact with them in small numbers. We also take kids on a shelter tour to introduce them to the animals and share their stories.

Shelter dogs

Kids will only interact with behaviourally evaluated dogs owned by staff or guest speakers. For safety and insurance reasons, kids will not be interacting with shelter dogs.

Kids Club member discount

BC SPCA Kids Club members receive a discount ($5 for one-day workshops) when using the Kids Club discount code. Please check your email for this code, or contact our Humane Education department if you have not received it or are unsure whether your child is a Kids Club member.

All kids receive a complimentary Kids Club membership when registered for a workshop. All existing Kids Club members receive a complimentary membership renewal.

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