Before and After Care

Before or After Care is available for all camps* from 8am – 9am and 4pm – 5pm for $25 per week.  Individual before or after care sessions are $6 each.  *Animal Ambassador Camp: before or after care is available for $10 for those enrolled in this two-day camp.

Camper Age Information

Camp sessions are organized by age and grade.  When you register your child, use this guideline to ensure that he/she is in the correct group:

CAMP CURRENT GRADE
6-8 years old First – Third
9-11 years old Fourth – Sixth
12-14 years old Seventh – Eighth
15-16 years old Ninth – Tenth

 

Medication and First Aid Policies 

SPCA staff and camp counselors are certified in First Aid and CPR.  However, employees, volunteers, or other representatives are not permitted to administer any medications or emergency medical treatments to anyone.  Rescue devices can be given to a humane educator to be secured onsite in case of an emergency. Humane educators can assist your child in the preparation of the rescue device but cannot deliver such things as inhalers or epi-pens.  A doctor’s note must accompany these if you would like to have them onsite.  If a rescue device will remain onsite at the SPCA, contact us to discuss this.

Additional Information

  • Each camper will receive an SPCA camp t-shirt.  Additional t-shirts are available for $10.
  • Campers will interact with animals daily.
  • Contact us if you have any concerns about animal or food allergies.
  • Campers can register for multiple sessions.
  • Campers must bring a lunch daily and a morning and afternoon snack will be provided by the SPCA.
  • Camp will take place at the SPCA located at 300 Harlem Road, West Seneca.

About Our Camp Counselors
The SPCA’s humane educators work with children and adults throughout the year.  These educators/camp counselors are trained in First Aid and CPR.

To Register
Registration must be done online.  Camp spots fill up quickly, so don’t delay!

To learn more, contact Christine Davis, Director of Humane Education, at 875-7360 ext. 262 or at HumaneEducation@yourspca.org.

DOWNLOAD OUR SUMMER CAMP BROCHURE HERE!

DOWNLOAD OUR SUMMER CAMP POSTER HERE!

DOWNLOAD OUR SUMMER CAMP BROCHURE HERE!
PLEASE NOTE: Several camps have sold out since this brochure was created, and some have been changed or added. Please see below for current availability.

The SPCA is the perfect summer destination for campers looking for hands-on animal encounters, exciting interactive activities, and a daily look into the world of animal welfare and care.

*Become animal advocates
*Interact with animals
*Participate in activities led by animal experts
*Sessions are offered for children ages 6-14 currently in 1st-9th grade

To learn more, contact Christine Davis, Director of Humane Education, at HumaneEducation@yourspca.org or register below.

Nature Unleashed

Who wants to see a falcon up close…or watch baby birds and other animals being fed…or learn what animals make what footprints…or build bird houses? Turns out lots of children & new teens in our community wanted to do all this and more at last year’s camp, and this year we’re doing it all over again! Discover the inspiring wild animals and the natural beauty filling our everyday lives! Campers will get messy and have fun as they learn about the wildlife in our own backyards, more about ecology and plants, and ways to protect the bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators working hard to preserve our environment! They’ll also spend time in our Wildlife Department and meet exotic and wild, non-releasable animals.  This week will surely let campers walk on the wild side!

July 9 -13, Ages 6 – 8 (SESSION FULL)
July 9 -13, Ages 12 – 14
August 6 – 10, Ages 9 – 14 (SESSION FULL)

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Veterinarians in Training SOLD OUT!

Does your child want to help animals or become a veterinarian? Campers will visit the SPCA’s Infirmary, observe a surgery, and meet professionals who treat and help domestic and wild animals every day.  Campers will have a blast as young veterinarians-in-training, and they’ll even practice using their own stethoscopes!

June 25 – 29, Ages 9 – 11
June 25 – 29, Ages 12-14
July 23 – 27, Ages 9 – 11
July 23 – 27, Ages 12-14
August 13-17, Ages 9 – 11
August 13 – 17, Ages 12 -14

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Animal Ambassadors (Two-day camp) SOLD OUT!

Campers will be immersed in activities, games, and interactive experiences exploring the SPCA, animals, and exciting humane concepts. While meeting domestic and wild animals and engaging with animal care experts, campers will tackle challenging animal welfare issues, making them true animal ambassadors.

July 2 – 3, Ages 6 – 8
July 2 – 3, Ages 9 – 11
July 2 – 3, Ages 15 – 16 (SESSION CANCELLED)

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Training Tails, Feathers, and Hooves SOLD OUT!

Is your child passionate about animals? Does he or she want to become an animal expert? The SPCA professionals will amaze your camper through animal-centered activities, games, and meet-and-greets.  Campers will train animals and even help with some real care tasks like making toys for the animals, empowering them to become true animal experts!

July 16 – 20, Ages 6 – 8
July 16 – 20, Ages 9 – 11
August 6 – 10, Ages 6-10 

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Junior Agents SOLD OUT!

Campers will learn how to speak for animals and learn to become experts on what it really means to care for and protect them just like the SPCA’s Animal Cruelty Investigators.  Joining us in our adventures, SPCA Investigators will help us explore activities with visits from special animal guests.

July 30 – August 3, Ages 6 – 8
July 30 – August 3, Ages 9 – 11

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

DOWNLOAD OUR SUMMER CAMP BROCHURE HERE!
PLEASE NOTE: Several camps have sold out since this brochure was created, and some have been changed or added. Please refer to this website page for current availability.

DOWNLOAD OUR SUMMER CAMP POSTER HERE!