SPCA VACATION DAY & BREAK CAMPS

Due to rapidly-growing health concerns related to Coronavirus spread, the SPCA Serving Erie County, in an effort to protect community members, patrons, volunteers, and staff member, is canceling School Break Camp April 13-17.  

No school today? Why not spend the day with us?  The SPCA is now offering vacation day camps and week-long break camps.

Because education can be better with fun and animals, the SPCA is the perfect destination for animal-loving children who are between ages 4 – 11 years old!  Campers explore a range of topics from proper animal care, responsible pet ownership, animal safety, wildlife education and more.  Camp activities include tours, crafts, games, animal encounters/interactions, story time, guest speakers, behind-the-scenes experiences and more!

*Sibling discounts are now available.

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

The SPCA would like to thank you for another amazing summer. Registration for Summer Camp 2020 will open in January 2020. We are currently accepting registration for vacation day and break camps. Check below for dates and themes.

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

Pet Pals

Columbus Day

An engaging one-day camp for animal lovers to learn about companion pets with activities, games, crafts, guest speakers, and animal interaction time. Children will learn kind and safe interaction practices with pets, while also learning about pet care and the importance of animal adoption!

Monday, October 14,  2019
Ages 4-11
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $50

Creative Critters

Martin Luther King Day

Does your child love animals and being creative? Campers will combine their love for animals and their passion for creativity in this fun one-day camp exploring both. Spend the day with our adoptable animals and create fun animal-inspired artwork from a variety of materials!

Monday, January 20, 2020
Ages 4 – 11

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Cost: $50

Animal Explorers Camp

Spring Break

The Animal Explorers Camp will include lessons about cats, dogs, small animals, wildlife, and farm animals. Campers will see all the ways the SPCA helps animals while exploring veterinary care, dog training, and more! Campers will make crafts for use at home and create enrichment tools for shelter pets. Campers will meet all sorts of special guests, including human and furry, feathered, and scaly animals.

April 13 – 17, 2020
Ages 4 – 11

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Cost:

1 day: $45
2 days: $90
3 days: $135
4 days: $180
5 days: $210

Rescue Rockstars

Veteran's Day

As Rescue Rockstars, children will look at evidence, find hidden clues, and crack the code to solve a rescue mystery. Campers will enjoy making enrichment crafts for our cats, dogs, and critters to use and maybe even a few to take home. By the end of the day, campers will be true Rescue Rockstars!

Monday, November 11, 2019
Ages 4-11

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $50

Fun and Fur

Winter Break

Does your child love dogs? Are they crazy about cats? Do they want to learn more about dogs, cats, and pocket pets? In Fun and Fur, campers will play animal-themed games, discover interesting facts about our furry friends, make toy animals, create cool crafts, and visit with  awesome animals.

February 17 – 21, 2020
Ages 4 – 11

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost:

1 day: $45
2 days: $90
3 days: $135
4 days: $180
5 days: $210

Animal Friends Camp

Last Week of School

Last week of school and nowhere to go? Join us for this paw-some camp that engages campers with a new theme every day. We will explore topics like wildlife, animals in our community, responsible pet care, and much more! This exciting camp will have lots of animal interactions, crafts, activities, and games. Campers will leave feeling like true animal friends!

June 22 – 26, 2020
Ages 4 – 11

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost:

1 day: $45
2 days: $90
3 days: $135
4 days: $180
5 days: $210

Before and after care sessions are available for vacation day camp and break camps.

COST: $5 per session.

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

4 – 7 years old
Pre-Kindergarten – Second


8 – 11 years old
Third – Sixth

The SPCA’s humane educators work with children and adults throughout the year.  These educators are trained in first aid and CPR.

Vacation day and single day camp registrations are non-refundable.

Six weeks prior to the first day of camp, a non-refundable processing fee of $50 will be retained for break camps.

From six weeks through two weeks prior to participation in break camp, a deposit equal to 50% of the camp cost will be retained.

If your child is absent or on vacation during the registered week, camp fees will not be returned or prorated.

All refund requests must be submitted in writing.

Approved refunds will take a minimum of two weeks to process.

SPCA camp staff is certified in first aid and CPR; employees, volunteers or other representatives are not permitted to administer any medications or medical treatment.  If your camper is likely to need medication in an emergency, such as an inhaler or EpiPen, you must have a physician complete the “Permission to Self-Administer Medication” form as well as a “Medication Waiver” and send the medication to camp each day.  In the event of an emergency, staff can administer an Epipen, should the child be unable to self-administer.

Campers will interact with animals daily.

Please contact us if you have any concerns about animal or food allergies.

Campers can register for multiple sessions.

Campers must bring a lunch daily.  If your camper would like a morning snack, please pack one.  The SPCA will provide an afternoon snack.

Camp will take place at the SPCA located at 300 Harlem Road, West Seneca.