Ignite a love for animals at Santa Cruz SPCA Camps.

We host camps in the spring, summer, and winter, where campers have the opportunity to learn about and interact with numerous different animals. Camps are attended not only by shelter animals, but we are also joined by numerous other animals..

Upcoming camps are below:

Summer Camp registrations are now open!

Campers will be learning about animals that can achieve amazing feats of speed, height, agility and endurance. They will investigate the sprinters and long-distance runners, flyers and swimmers of the animal world and decide which animals would win in a contest of ability.

What would an Animal Olympic Opening Ceremony look and sound like? Which animals are likely to win the Animal Olympics? How would the medals be designed?

Each day, the children will have multiple sessions working with and playing with our shelter dogs and cats. They will make enrichments for the animals, make dog cookies and engage in craft projects.

Each five-day camp costs $395 and sessions run from 9am to 3pm each day. Please use the form below to register, or, if you have any questions, please contact us.

Shelter Location

2601 Chanticleer Ave.

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(P) 831-465-5000 (F) 831-479-8530


Hours of Operation

Mon & Tues - CLOSED

Animal Browsing Wed to Sun 11am - 5pm

*PET FOOD PANTRY - Sundays 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Santa Cruz SPCA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. We receive no government funding, and depend solely on financial support from our friends. Our organization is not affiliated with any other SPCA or Humane Society.

Tax ID: 94-6171565

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