Youth Programs

Overview

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

General information

Camp Kindness

It’s Time for Summer Camp!

…From the comfort of your home.

Our traditional Camp Kindness is designed to foster awareness and compassion for animals and includes games, crafts, tours, guest speakers, animal-related education, and discussions. Because we do not have the capacity to hold in-person Camp Kindness this summer due to the new COVID-19 protocols, we are bringing camp – and all of its fun activities – to you! The Kindness-In-A-Box program includes activities designed to keep your children engaged and having fun for 1-2 hours per day for 5 days.

What’s in the Box:

  • Individualized craft kits
  • Camp T-shirt
  • Outdoor activities
  • Pet toy materials and instructions
  • Humane Education-themed book
  • USB flash drive with short videos (including Sacramento SPCA tour, guest presentations)
  • Paw Pal instructions (each child can become a pen pal to a shelter animal)
  • Activity Book
  • An optional schedule for each day

The Basics:

  • We will hand deliver the boxes to your doorstep between 9am-1pm the weekend before your camp starts and you will be greeted by a shelter animal of your choice (dog, kitten or small animal)*
  • There will be an optional virtual meeting held on the Tuesday of their camp week on Zoom. Sporting their camp t-shirt, your child will be able to interact with the other campers in their camp session, help select a group name for their camp, play a game and maybe even meet a shelter animal!
  • On the Friday of their camp week, Sacramento SPCA staff will pick up enrichment toys and Paw Pal activities
  • Kindness-in-a-Box fee: $100

Questions? Contact our Humane Education Coordinator Kaeli Green at education@sspca.org or by phone at (916) 504-2849

*Hand deliveries available to Sacramento County residents only. Those outside Sacramento County can arrange for a pick up at the Sacramento SPCA.

Thank you to Gilmore Heating, Air & Plumbing for sponsoring the Camp Kindness program for 2020!

 

 

General information

Guided Tours of the Sacramento SPCA Adoption Center

To ensure the health and well-being of the animals in our care and the community we serve, the Sacramento SPCA is closely monitoring group event recommendations in response to COVID-19. Given the recent updates, we have decided to cancel all shelter tours scheduled in March and April.

General information

Classroom Visits

To ensure the health and well-being of the animals in our care and the community we serve, the Sacramento SPCA is closely monitoring group event recommendations in response to COVID-19. Given the recent updates, we have decided to cancel all classroom visits scheduled in March and April.
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Teenager dropping off donations from a birthday party

Projects You Can Do
Community Service

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!

Hands-on, in-shelter volunteers must be 18 years old or older, apart from our Camp Counselor program. We are sorry, but 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.