Camp Kindness

General information

2024 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 Sacramento SPCA departments and outside organizations. This camp involves a lot of hands-on activities, team collaboration, and crafts.

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. 

Camp Registration Opens at 11:00 AM PST on April 23, 2024

Type of Camp Cost per Child/Registration
Summer Camp Kindness (3 days) $350
Date Time  Ages Register Below 
6/17/24 – 6/19/24 9:00am-2:00pm 7-9 SESSION FULL
6/24/24 – 6/26/24 9:00am-2:00pm 10-12 SESSION FULL
7/8/24 – 7/10/24 9:00am-2:00pm 7-9 SESSION FULL
7/15/24 – 7/17/24 9:00am-2:00pm 10-12 SESSION FULL
7/29/24 – 7/31/24 9:00am-2:00pm 7-9 REGISTER HERE!
8/5/24 – 8/7/24 9:00am-2:00pm 10-12 SESSION FULL
8/12/24 – 8/14/24 9:00am-2:00pm 13-15 REGISTER HERE!

Summer Camp Waitlist

Due to the popularity of our summer camp programming, our sessions fill up quickly. To place your child on the waitlist, please click here. 


Scholarships will be 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.

To apply for a scholarship for your child, please click here. Applications for summer camp will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 15, 2024.

Assistant Camp Counselor Volunteers

Earn volunteer hours for school by assisting with Camp Kindness! Camp Counselors will work under the supervision of the Sacramento SPCA’s Humane Educator and will assist with all aspects of Camp Kindness. Duties will include daily set-up and clean-up, assisting campers with craft projects, distributing snacks and other materials, assisting with supervision of animal encounters, and taking out adoptable cats, kittens, and puppies for the campers to socialize. Counselors must be 14 years of age or older.

Click here to fill out an interest form to be a camp counselor this summer.