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 involves a lot of hands-on activities, team collaboration, and crafts.

Due to growing demand, we have adjusted and expanded our camp programming for 2023 to reach more children. Starting in March, Camp Kindness will be offered two Saturdays per month, every month excluding June and July. Summer Camp will be offered for two weeks in June and two weeks in July. We will release registration links on this page every quarter. 

***Camp Kindness registration for March – June (Saturdays only) will be posted at 8:00am on February 1st.***

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 klopez@sspca.org or (916) 504-2849.

Scholarships

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 are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out on application here.

Camp Kindness Registration Costs & Upcoming Sessions

Type of Camp Cost per Child/Registration
Saturday Camp Kindness (1 day) $100
Summer Camp Kindness (3 days) $350
Date Time  Ages Register Below (Opens 8:00am 2/1/23)
3/4/23 9:00am-2:00pm 7-9  
3/18/23 9:00am-2:00pm 10-12  
4/15/23 9:00am-2:00pm 7-9  
4/29/23 9:00am-2:00pm 10-12  
5/6/23 9:00am-2:00pm 13-15  
5/20/23 9:00am-2:00pm 7-9  
6/10/23 9:00am-2:00pm 10-12