Pawsitive Adventures Animal Camp

CCSPCA’s Pawsitive Adventures Animal Camp is a week-long camp designed for children 8 to 12 years old. At camp, kids learn basic animal care and responsibility for pets, have hands-on experiences with animals, and learn how to be advocates for animals in our community. Additionally, campers will create animal related crafts, make pet treats, listen and learn about animals from guest speakers, and much more!

This year we are having two sessions for camp. Each camp session will be held daily during that week from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. There are 20 spots available each session. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Session 1: June 11-15, 2018. Session 2: July 9-13, 2018.

Pawsitive Adventures Registration

Daily Topics:

  • Monday – Dogs
  • Tuesday – Cats
  • Wednesday – Exotic/Small Animals
  • Thursday – Horses and Livestock
  • Friday – Veterinary Science


Session 1: June 11-15, 2018
Session 2: July 9-13, 2018


8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Drop off begins at 7:45 a.m. Pick up is promptly at noon.
We do offer extended times for an additional fee per day.

Extended Care Times:

7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee: $15/day


Central California SPCA Education Building
103 S. Hughes Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706


8 to 12 years old


20 campers MAX


$160 per child/session (5 days)
Extended Care Time – $15 per day per child


By clicking on the register now button, you’ll be redirected to a camp registration form. As soon as you finish with registration, it will redirect you to PayPal to pay online. Checks are also acceptable if made out to Central California SPCA and can be dropped off in person at the Education/Volunteer department located at 103 S. Hughes Ave., Fresno, CA 93706. After registering for camp, you will be sent a confirmation email with detailed information.



What time does camp begin and end?
Drop off begins at 7:45 a.m. and pick up is promptly at 12 p.m. every day.

How old should my child be?
The minimum age for camp is 8 years old. Your child must meet the age requirement at the beginning of the camp session.

What should my child wear to camp?
Children are required to wear/bring long pants and closed-toe shoes in order to work with the shelter animals. Please keep in mind, capris are not long pants. Your child should also wear a CCSPCA Pawsitive Adventures Animal Camp t-shirt. One t-shirt is included in the cost of camp and will be issued on the first day of camp. You may also purchase additional t-shirts at registration checkout, or on-site at camp, for $15.00 per shirt. We suggest you buy extra shirts. Part of the proceeds from each shirt purchase is dedicated to helping the animals in our care. Adult shirt sizes are available, but may have to be ordered.

Is my child going to be working hands on with shelter animals?
Yes. Your child will be working hands-on with shelter animals. All of the animals used for camp have undergone a behavioral assessment.

What should my child bring to camp?
Campers should bring bottled water or sports drink. We will provide a snack each day. If your child has specific food requirements, please provide a snack as well.

What if my child has a disability or has to take medications?
For the safety of the campers and animals, please inform the Education/Volunteer Office of any disabilities, illnesses, or medications that could affect your child at camp. We may be able to reasonably accommodate activities if your child requires assistance due to a disability. Many disabilities can be accommodated, but there are a few situations that cannot.

Regarding medication, parents need to send instructions with their child along with their medications and discuss the dispensing process with our Humane Educator in advance. We have a refrigerator and locked container to keep medications safe. We do not have a nurse onsite.

My child has allergies. Can he attend camp?
If your child has any severe allergies, including nut allergies, please contact the Humane Education Department to discuss available options.

Are there refunds if I have to cancel my camp registration?
Refunds will be provided if notice is given three weeks before the start date of the session in which your child is enrolled. There will be a 10% processing fee for any cancellation.

What happens when I register for camp online?
Upon online registration, a confirmation packet will be emailed to you.