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!
- Monday – Dogs
- Tuesday – Cats
- Wednesday – Exotic/Small Animals
- Thursday – Horses and Livestock
- Friday – Veterinary Science
Session 1: June 17-21, 2019
Session 2: July 15-19, 2019
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
$130 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 registration, it will redirect you to PayPal. Checks are also acceptable if made out to Central California SPCA and can be dropped off in person or mailed to:
Attention: Education/Volunteer Department
103 S. Hughes Ave
Fresno, CA 93706
After registering for camp, you will be sent a confirmation email with detailed information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 dogs that are approved for camp have undergone a behavioral assessment with our Behavior and Training team.
What should my child bring to camp?
Campers should bring lunch and comfortable clothes (long pants, closed-toe shoes, and their camp t-shirt).
What if my child has a disability or has to take medications?
For the safety of the campers and the animals, please inform the Humane Education Department 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. Regarding medication, parents need to send instructions with their child along with their medications and discuss the dispensing process our department in advance. We have a refrigerator and locked container to keep medications safe. We do not have a nurse onsite.
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?
After the payment and online camper form has been filled out, a confirmation packet will be emailed to you around 2 weeks before the camp session.