Camp Kindness

General information

Upcoming Camp Kindness Dates & Information

After a successful in-person Camp Kindness this summer, camp programs will continue to be IN PERSON for the rest 2021! We will continue to follow CDC & Sacramento County guidelines and recommendations as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses. For more information on the Sacramento SPCA’s education department policies, updated cleaning and safety protocols, and FAQ’s regarding COVID-19, please click here

Camp Ages Dates of Camp Registration Opens (8am)
Pawsgiving Camp Kindness 13-15 November 24 Register Here
Winter Camp Kindness 7-9 December 21-22 November 9
Winter Camp Kindness 10-12 December 28-29 November 9

The Camp Kindness experience is for ages 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15. Following Sacramento City Unified School District’s academic calendar, we hold these camps every Spring, Summer, Thanksgiving, and Winter Break. Registration opens 6 weeks before the start of each camp. 

During Camp Kindness, children learn about animal welfare, how these topics relate to the Sacramento community, and most importantly, have fun! Some activities include socializing shelter pets, making pet toys for our animals, pet-themed crafting, and various presentations from Sacramento SPCA staff & outside rescue organizations.

Scholarships, funded by Gilmore Heating, Air, & Plumbing, are available for each camp to those that qualify through the Energy Assistance Program Rate (EAPR) by SMUD or California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program by PG&E (must provide copy of current utility bill with name and address) or proof of participation in CalFresh, EBT, or parent’s enrollment in Medi-Cal. Please do not register your child for a camp session if you are applying for a scholarship.


Pawsgiving Camp Kindness – Lend a paw this fall!

Pawsgiving Camp is an opportunity for teens ages 13-15 to spend a day volunteering at Sacramento SPCA.  Teens will engage in hands-on projects that benefit Sacramento SPCA and the animals in our care.  Projects may include cleaning, creating animal enrichment items, and helping socialize shelter pets. 

This program gives teens a unique opportunity to volunteer at Sacramento SPCA while also growing their knowledge and skills about how they can make a positive impact for both animals and people in their community.  

Camp Basics:

  • For campers ages 13-15
  • When: Wednesday Nov. 24th 9:30am – 1:30pm 
  • Camp fee: $75
  • Opportunity to volunteer while interacting with peers and animals.
  • Camp sessions run from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. Unfortunately, transportation services are not available.
  • Campers should dress appropriately for a day of volunteering.  Closed toe shoes are required.
  • Because of our planned projects and interactions with animals, we are unable to accommodate animal allergies OR peanut allergies.
  • Socialization with animals will be based on the availability of appropriate shelter pets.
  • Campers are encouraged to pack a lunch.  No food will be provided. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Education & Outreach Coordinator at or (916) 504-2849. Thank you!

Thank you to Gilmore Heating, Air & Plumbing for sponsoring the Camp Kindness program for 2021!



Virtual Camp Kindness Videos

Virtual Camp Kindness Episode 1: Homemade Dog Toys

Virtual Camp Kindness Episode 2: Stuffin’ Kongs

Virtual Camp Kindness Episode 3: Kittens 101