San Francisco SPCA Summer Animal Camp Registration Opens
Campers learn how to help animals while enjoying their summer school break
March 22, 2017 – Today registration opens for the San Francisco SPCA’s Summer Animal Camps. Students entering grades 1 – 8 in the fall are invited to spend a week learning about animal welfare, interacting with animals, taking behind-the-scenes tours, playing games, and making new friends. This year’s camps include more time than ever before with the SF SPCA’s animal ambassadors, including chinchillas, guinea pigs, pigeons, rats, dogs, cats, reptiles, and a rabbit.
Weekly sessions run May 29 – August 25, 9am – 4pm. Extended care is available from 8:30am – 5:30pm.
“These camps always sell out! Last year we had nearly 1,000 summer campers,” said Maggie Amiano, SF SPCA Humane Education Manager. “Our summer camps are a great opportunity for animal-loving kids to have fun during summer break while also learning how to align choices with their values, make their community a safer place for all animals, and develop a strong sense of compassion.”
The fee for each weeklong session is $440. Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualified applicants. The deadline to apply for assistance is May 1, 2017.
Curriculum details for each age group can be found here.
To register or learn more, visit sfspca.org/youth or call 415-554-3065.
The SF SPCA’s Humane Education department offers additional programs for kids including Spring Break Animal Camp, Animal Movie Nights, Community Service Days, scout programs, and behind-the-scenes tours. To learn more, visit sfspca.org/youth
San Francisco SPCA
The San Francisco SPCA is an independent, community-supported, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill or in need of an advocate. The SF SPCA also works long-term to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their human companions. The organization does not receive government funding and is not affiliated with any national organization.
For more information about San Francisco pet adoption, call the SF SPCA at (415) 522-3500 or visit sfspca.org.