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2019 Northern Region Summer camp schedule
Dawson Creek (South Peace)
Location: BC SPCA South Peace branch
Location: BC SPCA North Cariboo District branch
July 2-5: no camp
July 8-12: no camp
July 15-19: for kids born 2008-2010
July 22-26: for kids born 2010-2012
July 29-31: for kids born 2008-2012
August 6-9: no camp
August 12-16: for kids born 2008-2012
August 19-21: for kids born 2008-2012
August 22-23: for kids born 2008-2012
Two-day registration fee: $70 (Early bird: $65)
Three-day registration fee: $105 (Early bird: $95)
Five-day registration fee: $175 (Early bird: $155)
Please note: If we do not reach minimum enrollment for a week of camp, we will not be able to run camp that week. Families will be contacted two weeks prior to their scheduled camp if we are facing a possible cancellation. Participants will be offered a space in a different week of camp, or a full refund.
Activities run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to drop off their child(ren) between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. and pick up between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m.
We have a limited number of bursaries available for families who need financial assistance. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please download and complete an application (PDF) and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 604-681-7022 (attn: Humane Education).
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 ranges set for campers. Campers registered outside of a camp’s specified age range without prior approval will not qualify for a refund.
Activities & time spent with animals
Campers are immersed in animal-themed activities and are 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. They leave feeling inspired to be ambassadors for animals in their community.
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.
Please adhere to the age ranges posted. Our camps are designed by age range and having younger or older campers in these camps can be disruptive to the learning experience of all participants. No exceptions to the age ranges posted will be made unless our camps are not full and we are able to accommodate your request. This means that only two weeks before a camp date are we able to consider any age exceptions. If you would like to be put on an age exception waitlist, please let us know your preferred location, camp dates and your child’s age. Please note, even if camps do not fill up, we may not be able to approve all age exception requests. If you register a child in a camp that is outside the age range, without our consent, you will not be given a refund.