Youth Programs

Overview

Youth Programs

Today’s children are the companion animal guardians of tomorrow. Our humane education programs are a fun-filled way to help kids understand the importance of kindness, respect, and responsibility for all animals.

From classroom visits to day camps, we offer a variety of opportunities. Join us.

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Projects for Students & Scouts

Students and scout troops needing community service hours for school or badge projects are encouraged to help the Sacramento SPCA by completing one of our community service projects.  Your hard work will make a difference in the lives of the animals in our care!

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Birthday Parties

When we say we’re a place for all types of animals we mean it! So, gather your party animals and head on out to the Sacramento SPCA for a birthday party they’ll never forget!

What’s included in a birthday party at the Sacramento SPCA

1. The party will start with a short introduction to the Sacramento SPCA that will leave your child and his/her friends feeling like they’re experts in animal welfare.

2. After that they’ll dive into an age-appropriate art project. (Maybe one they can save as a gift for the next birthday in the family?)

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Camp Kindness

Camp Kindness at the Sacramento SPCA is a fun-filled way for kids to learn more about dogs, cats and other companion animals. Designed to foster awareness about animals, Camp Kindness will include games, crafts, tours, guest speakers, animal-related education, professional demonstrations, veterinary observation, discussions, and plenty of fun! 

TWO Camp locations are offered this summer (Florin Perkins and Bradshaw locations). Both programs will follow the same schedule with the crafts, kittens and guest speakers. 

CALLING ALL TEENS!!! If you are between the ages of 14 and 18, consider applying to be an Assistant Camp Counselor! 

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Classroom Visits

Teach safety, responsibility and compassion in your classroom!

Choose from a variety of lessons to encourage an attitude of respect for all living creatures. Presentations are available for K-12 classrooms, clubs and after school programs Monday-Friday. All lessons are free of charge and meet many of California’s Common Core Standards.

Call (916) 504-2849 or email sbanuelos@sspca.org for more information or to schedule your visit!

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Guided Tours of the Sacramento SPCA Adoption Center

Tours of the Sacramento SPCA Adoption Center are available for field trips, scout troops, and youth organizations during the shelter’s open hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Tours must begin no later than 4:15 p.m.

Reservations are required. All ages welcome — $2/child, $20 minimum for groups smaller than 10.

Tours run approximately 45 minutes and are preceded by a brief educational presentation.