BC SPCA Summer Camps: Vancouver Island
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BC SPCA Summer Camps: Vancouver Island


Location: BC SPCA Nanaimo Branch, 154 Westwood Rd, Nanaimo, B.C.

FOR KIDS BORN 2011 TO 2014

Animal-loving kids can join us for a week filled with all-new games and activities combined with our classic camp favourites, plus animal expert guest speakers and time with some animals in the shelter. Learn about pet care, being a voice for animals everywhere and how the BC SPCA makes a difference!

  • Dates: Jul. 11-15 / Jul. 18-22 / Jul. 25-29 / Aug. 8-12 / Aug. 15-19 / Aug. 22-26
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (drop-off begins at 9:00 a.m.; pick-up extends to 4:00 p.m.)
  • Cost: $190


Do you love animals and want to make the world a better place for them? Join us for four days at our Nanaimo shelter to learn about proper pet care, farm animals, wild animals, animal careers and more. Activities will include indoor-outdoor games, crafts, guest speakers and meeting and socializing suitable shelter animals.

  • Date: Aug. 2-5
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (drop-off begins at 9:00 a.m.; pick-up extends to 4:00 p.m.)
  • Cost: $150



We have made the difficult decision to cancel our summer camps in Victoria for 2022. All registered families have been notified, and refunds immediately issued. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gillian Ickert Plett, Humane Education Coordinator at 1-855-622-7722 ext. 1450 or gickertplett@spca.bc.ca. We thank you for your kind understanding.

Virtual events

Youth across B.C. and beyond are invited to join us for our fun-filled live online mini-camps!


Xtraordinary Pets!: A virtual mini-camp all about the extraordinary animals who live in our homes — our pets! Cats or dogs, rabbits or “smalls,” let’s learn about what makes them amazing, explore their unique needs and dive into what we can do to make the world a better place for them. A virtual visit to a BC SPCA shelter, games, crafts and special guests will ensure animal-loving kids won’t miss a thing, no matter where you live!

  • Dates: Jul.6-8
  • Time: 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $65

Pet Behaviour & Enrichment: This virtual workshop series explores why pets do what they do, and discovers ways we can keep our fur friends busy and happy! Three morning live online sessions will help budding animal behaviourists all over the province understand pet body language and behaviour while learning practical tips on training and creating toys and activities for pets of all kinds.

  • Dates: Jul. 11-13
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $65

Careers with Animals: Ever thought about  working with animals? Join us online to explore careers within the BC SPCA and beyond through fun activities, games, guest speakers and meeting some new furry friends. Learn how the BC SPCA cares for animals, all about the Five Freedoms and figure out what animal career may be for you! This virtual workshop series is for youth all over B.C.

  • Dates: Jul. 18-20
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $65

Wild Wacky Wonders: What wild, woolly and wacky wonders are in your backyard? Let’s explore the world of wild animals all around us with this three-day virtual camp. With special guests, Kahoot quizzes, games and crafts, we will discover what puts the WILD in “wildlife!” Online workshop available no matter where you live!

  • Dates: Jul. 25-27
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $65