Summer Camp

East Bay SPCA Animal Camp is the purr-fect fit for campers who are passionate about pets, want to make a difference for shelter animals, or just need a little experience before adding a furry friend to the family. Animal camp is both educational and fun! Campers will gain an appreciation for all living things through hands-on activities, animal interactions, pet-themed games, and take-home crafts.

LOGISTICS

  •  We host weekly Animal Camp sessions from June 7th to August 13th. All of our Summer Camp sessions take place from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at both our Dublin and Oakland adoption centers. We do not offer before or after care at this time.
  • Our camps are broken into three groups: 1st-3rd, 4th-6th, & 7th-8th grade. Please sign your child up for the camp group that matches the grade level they will be entering in the Fall.
  • Registration for Summer Camp opens on March 1st at 10:00 AM

CAMP COST: Our Camp fee is $415 per child per 5-day camp session

SCHOLARSHIP ARE AVAILABLE: Limited financial assistance is available for qualified applicants. Our scholarship application will be posted here on March 1st when registration opens. Please contact us if you need an application in another language, or if you prefer to complete a hard copy rather than online.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 

  • For cancellations made 21 days or more prior to the program’s start date, we can provide you with a refund minus a $75 administrative fee to your credit card or check. Cancellations must be emailed to education@eastbayspca.org before the deadline in order to be eligible for a refund.
  • For cancellations made less than 21 days prior to the session’s start date, no refund will be granted.
  • For any illness related cancellations– due to potential or confirmed COVID symptoms, or for potential exposure self-isolation– we can provided you with full credit to your East Bay SPCA registration account balance, which can be used at a later date to either reschedule the same program or to sign up for future education programs such as our Seasonal Camps or our youth volunteer programming.
  • Please note, we cannot accommodate any makeup sessions or days. Transferring sessions due to illness cancellations is subject to availability.

Click Here to read our Camp FAQs

For more information, please email education@eastbayspca.org.

PAWS & CLAWS (campers entering 1st-3rd grade):

A must for young animal-lovers! This session explores what it takes to care for pets of all kinds—furry, feathered, and scaled. Campers dive into the world of pet-ownership by fostering their very own pet-plushie for the week. With plenty of crafts, games, and animal interactions, this camp is guaranteed to get your tail wagging.

IMPORTANT:  Grade ranges are based on what grade your child will be entering for the 2021-2022 school year. If you register your camper for a session for which they are not grade-appropriate, your camper’s enrollment will be canceled and our cancellation policy will be applied.

Dublin Adoption Center

June 14-18

July 12-16

August 2-6

Oakland Adoption Center

June 7-11

July 5-9

HUMANE HEROES (campers entering 4th-6th grade):

Do you know a child who wants to work with animals when they grow up? Why wait! This session investigates all of the different ways that kids can help pets in our community. Campers will explore the world of animal welfare through innovative activities, games, and animal meet-and-greets. As Humane Heroes, campers will be assigned one of our long-term animals to sponsor for the week by creating toys, enrichment, and adoption ads to help give our harder to adopt animals some extra love and attention while in our care. Campers will leave knowing they made a paw-sitive impact in the lives of our shelter animals.

IMPORTANT:  Grade ranges are based on what grade your child will be entering for the 2021-2022 school year. If you register your camper for a session for which they are not grade-appropriate, your camper’s enrollment will be canceled and our cancellation policy will be applied.

K9 ACADEMY (campers entering 7th-8th grade):

Make a difference in the lives of shelter dogs by providing valuable training to help them find their fur-ever homes! This session focuses on teaching campers the skills of animal behavior and training, through games, activities, and animal interactions. Campers will put these new skills to the test when they are paired with a shelter dog, helping the dogs to build manners and confidence, and helping our campers to build life-long memories. Don’t worry, K-9 Academy has plenty of cat time too!

IMPORTANT:  Grade ranges are based on what grade your child will be entering for the 2021-2022 school year. If you register your camper for a session for which they are not grade-appropriate, your camper’s enrollment will be canceled and our cancellation policy will be applied.

Scholarship Applications

Limited financial assistance is available for qualified applicants and applications are available in the links below. Please contact us if you need an application in another language, or if you prefer to complete a hard copy rather than online.

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