Youth Programs


Youth Programs

Little boy with cat

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 community service projects to shelter tours, we offer a variety of
opportunities – including new virtual programs! Join us.

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Camp Kindness

Camp Kindness Dates & Information

Camp Kindness is an educational, half-day camp designed for children interested in learning more about the animal welfare industry while having fun. Future veterinarians, this is the camp for you!   

Camp Kindness is designed for ages 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15. Following Sacramento City Unified School District’s academic calendar, we hold camp every Spring, Summer, Thanksgiving, and Winter Break. Links for registration will be provided on this page approximately 6 weeks prior to the start of each camp. 

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Whether it is for a birthday, graduation or another celebration, come celebrate your child’s special day with the Sacramento SPCA! 

We offer 2 options for our socially distant celebrations. Celebrations are available for ages 7-16.

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Guided Tours of the Sacramento SPCA Adoption Center

Virtual & in-person tours of the Sacramento SPCA Adoption Center are available for field trips, scout troops, and youth organizations. Ages 7-18 are welcome for a flat fee of $75. At the moment, our maximum group size for in person tours is 15 people. For virtual tours, our maximum group size is 30 people.

Tour Availability:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm 
*Last tour starting at 5pm*

Reservations are required and tour dates and times are subject to availability. Tours run approximately 60 minutes.

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Classroom Visits

The Sacramento SPCA offers virtual and in person presentations for classrooms and after school programs for grades 2-12. We offer interactive presentations around the topics of dog safety, bite prevention, how to care for pets, responsible pet ownership, pet overpopulation, and careers with animals. These presentations are customized to meet the needs and interests of your group.

Classroom Presentation Availability:
Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm 
*Latest presentation starts at 5pm*

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Teenager dropping off donations from a birthday party

Youth Volunteer & Community Service Opportunities

Students and scouts needing community service hours or wanting to volunteer to help out our shelter are encouraged to inquire about our projects listed below. Your hard work will make a difference in the lives of the animals in our care!

Hands-on, in-shelter volunteers must be at least 18 years old or older. We are unable to make exceptions to this policy. 

Please note that the Sacramento SPCA does not have a program for court-ordered community service at this time.