Camp Kindness

General information

Camp Kindness Dates & Information

Camp Kindness is an educational camp designed for children ages 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15 interested in learning about animal welfare and becoming future pet owners. During our camp sessions, children learn about proper pet care, pet safety, pet interaction and how these topics relate to the Sacramento community. Some examples of camp activities include shelter pet socialization, dog body language lesson, crafting, and educational presentations from different SSPCA departments and outside rescue organizations. This camp requires campers to participate in reading and writing lessons, hands-on activities, team projects, and crafting.

Due to growing demand, we have adjusted and expanded our camp programming for 2023 to reach more children. Camp Kindness is offered two Saturdays per month, every month excluding June and July. Summer Camp will be offered for 6 weeks over June – August. We release registration links on this page in the table below. 

Help Us Set up Your Kids for Success!

Ensuring the safety of both the humans and animals visiting the shelter is our number one priority during Camp Kindness. To provide the best experience for the kids and animals in our care, we ask that parents inform our Humane Education staff in advance about any special accommodations (physical, behavioral and sensory) your child needs to ensure positive human and animal interactions. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please reach out to Kaeli Lopez, Humane Educator at or (916) 504-2849.


Scholarships are available to those who qualify through the Energy Assistance Program Rate (EAPR) by SMUD or California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) by PG&E (must provide copy of current utility bill with name & address) or proof of participation in CalFresh, EBT, or parent’s enrollment in Medi-Cal. If you qualify via one of these programs, please fill out the appropriate application below.

Summer Camp Kindness applications close 4 weeks before the start of the first summer camp session. Saturday Camp Kindness scholarship applications are awarded on a quarterly basis. 

The scholarship application period for September through December 2023 camps closes on Friday, August 19, 2023. Recipients will be notified via email on Friday, August 25, 2023.

To Apply:

Choose ONE camp session to apply for. You will be able to specify which date you are interested in on the application. 

  • If you are interested in applying for a Summer Camp Kindness sessions (three-day sessions June-Aug), please please fill out on application here.
  • If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for a Saturday Camp Kindness session, please fill out an application here

Scholarship applicants will be contacted via email within 5-7 business days.


Camp Kindness Registration Costs & Upcoming Sessions

Type of Camp Cost per Child/Registration
Saturday Camp Kindness (1 day) $150
Summer Camp Kindness (3 days) $350
Date Time  Ages Register Below 
9/23/23 9:00am-2:00pm 7-9 Check back soon!
10/7/23 9:00am-2:00pm 7-9 Check back soon!
11/4/23 9:00am-2:00pm 10-12 Check back soon!
11/18/23 9:00am-2:00pm 13-15 Check back soon!
12/2/23 9:00am-2:00pm 7-9 Check back soon!
12/16/23 9:00am-2:00pm 10-12 Check back soon!

*If you would like to sign up for our Camp Kindness waitlist, please email Kaeli Lopez -