Winter Camp FAQ
-How old does my child(ren) need to be to attend this camp?
This camp is geared toward 8-11-year-old students. If you have a student who might be outside the age range but wants to sign up, you must have approval from the Humane Education Department at 831-566-3753.
Where does this camp take place?
Currently, we use an empty retail space in the mall that is a few doors down from our mall adoption shop which is just outside the target entry to the mall.
What will we do during the week?
We’ll talk about and meet many different kinds of animals and how we relate to them in our world. We will do a variety of activities, crafts, and games that will not only be fun but will teach you about animals and about what a shelter does and how it works. Many of the crafts and activities will also directly benefit shelter animals. This is a humane education based camp aimed at teaching campers the importance of all life and how they can contribute to the well-being of animals and the environment in our local area. We will also have quite a few interesting guest speakers, many of whom will have different kinds of animals accompanying them.
What time should I arrive?
Camp runs from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Please arrive no earlier than 8:45am and plan to be picked up no later than 2:15pm. It is very important that campers be picked up on time because we do not have facilities or staff to supervise children after camp is over.
What should I bring with me?
Bring a lunch and something to drink every day. We suggest bringing a canteen that you can refill if you get thirsty. We may take one or more walking field trip close by. If you need to have medications with you during camp, please let us know.
What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. You never know when a dog will drool on you or a cat will shed some fur on your shirt. Please wear close toed shoes as well.
Will I be caring for any animals during Camp?
We may be “caring” for animals that are staying with us during the week of camp. The “caring” can include socializing, training, feeding, cleaning up poop/pee etc. Since we are not at the shelter, we will not be cleaning cages, doing laundry or anything of that nature.
- SPCA Winter Camp
January 2, 2018 - January 5, 2018
9:00 am - 2:00 pm