Before and After Care
Before or after care is available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for $40 per week. Individual before or after care sessions are $10 each.

Age Information
Camp sessions are organized by age and grade. When you register your child, use this guideline to ensure that they are in the correct group:

5-7 years old PreK-Second
8-10 years old Third-Fifth
11-13 years old Sixth-Eighth

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, but a doctor’s note must accompany the device. Humane educators can assist your child in the preparation of the device but cannot deliver any medications such as inhalers or EpiPens. If a rescue device will remain onsite at the SPCA, contact Director of Community Education Christine Davis at

Cancellation Policy
Full-week summer camps: If your child is registered in advance, a spot is reserved for him or her. Before June 1, if we learn your child will not be attending camp after that spot has been reserved, a non-refundable processing fee of $50 will be retained. Following June 1, if your child will not be attending camp, a deposit equal to 50% of the camp cost can be retained up until two weeks before camp starts.

No refunds will be given 14 days prior to or after the start of any week-long camps. 

If your child is absent or is 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.


Additional Information

  • Each camper will receive an SPCA camp T-shirt. Additional T-shirts are available for $12.
  • Campers will interact with an animal daily.
  • Contact us at if you have any concerns about animal or food allergies.
  • Campers can register for multiple sessions based on their age grouping.
  • Campers must bring a lunch daily.
  • Camp will take place at the SPCA Serving Erie County located at 300 Harlem Road, West Seneca, NY 14224.

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 the SPCA Humane Education Department at

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! SPCA Kindness Camp explores the human-animal bond in bold, creative, new ways! Sessions are offered for children ages 5 – 13 currently in PreK – 8th grade.

Campers will become animal advocates, interact with animals, and participate in activities led by animal experts!

-Registration must be done online!
-Camp spots fill up quickly, so don’t delay!
-Sibling and multi-session discounts are available!

All camps run 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and take place at the SPCA Serving Erie County’s 300 Harlem Rd., West Seneca location. To learn more, contact Christine Davis, director of community education, at

Remember, the SPCA offers Kindness Camp during school breaks! Camps always fill quickly, so check our Humane Education page often for the latest news, and sign up for emails with early notice of camps and other education programs!

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Adventures in Veterinary Medicine  

Ages 10 – 12: SOLD OUT

Does your school-aged child want to be a veterinarian? This academic camp provides a wonderful, age-appropriate introduction to veterinary medicine. Campers will learn about physical exams, heart rates, common diseases, and how to read X-rays. They will perform a mock surgery and take home their very own stethoscope! (If the opportunity arises, campers may have the option to observe a spay/neuter surgery.)

July 8 – 12, 2024:  SOLD OUT
August 5 – 8, 2024SOLD OUT

Cost: $305
Registration Closed

Beginner Vet Camp

Ages 6 – 8: SOLD OUT

Does your child dream of becoming a vet? This camp provides a wonderful, age-appropriate introduction to veterinary medicine. Campers will dive into the exciting world of veterinary science and discover what it takes to become an animal doctor by learning about physical exams with stuffed animal check-ups, lessons on animal body language, illness, nutrition, and more. Of course, campers will spend time with animals every day! Campers will also engage in cool activities, play games, and make fun models, and take home their very own stethoscope!

July 8 – 12, 2024: SOLD OUT

Cost: $295
Registration Closed

The World of Pets

Ages 5 – 7: SOLD OUT
Ages 8 – 10: SOLD OUT

Each day, campers will be transported to a different environment to learn about new animals and habitats around the world. They will explore different types of household pets and learn about their lives in the wild. Campers get to meet exotic animals and learn what it takes to care for them as pets. Explorers will participate in a variety of crafts, games, and activities this camp week!

July 22 – 26, 2024: SOLD OUT

Cost: $295
Registration Closed

Vet and Animal Careers 101

Ages 11 – 13: SOLD OUT

Is there a child in your life who loves animals but doesn’t know what careers exist beyond being a veterinarian? This camp is intended for campers who want to learn about and experience a behind-the-scenes look at a fully-operative animal welfare center and its accompanying careers! Through interactive lessons and featured guest speakers, campers will explore animal-related careers, learn about animal welfare issues, find out about pet-sitting and animal fostering, all while spending time with an array of animals. By the end of the week, campers will have a thorough understanding of an animal welfare center…from intake to adoption to everything in-between! (If the opportunity arises, campers may have the option to observe a spay/neuter surgery.)

August 5 – 8, 2024  SOLD OUT

Registration Closed

Creativity with Animals

Ages 5 – 7
Ages 8 – 10: SOLD OUT

Your child will experience the magic of summer camp through art, friends, creativity, connection, and FUN! These young artists will try out different media, gain new artistic techniques, and have time to interact with our ambassador animals. They will learn about the art animals naturally make in their environments and how they incorporate nature into their art at home. Campers will also gain a deeper appreciation of the natural world’s beauty and get the opportunity to practice innovative art techniques. On the final day of camp, they will showcase their weeklong creative projects!

August 12 – 16, 2024

Cost: $295
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Shelter Ed-Ventures 

Ages 8 – 10: SOLD OUT

Join us for this paw-some camp! Each day will feature a new adventure including rescue missions, learning to train animals, and meeting cool animals from around the world. Campers will learn how the SPCA Serving Erie County works and will imagine what it would be like if they ran the shelter! This camp will have lots of animal interaction, crafts, activities, and games. Campers will leave feeling like true animal friends! Guest speakers from various departments will showcase what they do at the shelter and facilitate hands-on practice!

July 29 – August 2, 2024

Cost: $295
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Arts and Animals

Ages 5 – 7: SOLD OUT
Ages 8 – 10: SOLD OUT

Does your child love art and animals? This summer, we are excited to offer Arts and Animals camp, geared towards animal lovers with creative sides! This camp incorporates all new animal-themed art projects. Campers will have the opportunity to express themselves creatively through fun and impactful crafts and activities, along with hands-on interactions with dogs, cats, wildlife, farm animals, and exotic animals. We won’t hold back on the creative side, especially since it will help all animals at the SPCA! Campers will go home with a lot of creative animal art! (All art materials are included with camp fee.)

July 15 – 19, 2024: SOLD OUT

Cost: $295
Registration Closed

Critter Camp

Ages 5 – 7
Ages 8 – 10: SOLD OUT

Calling all animal lovers! Time to focus on ALL animals and not just dogs and cats. Your child will help us get our animals adopted and learn about less traditional animals such as bunnies, rats, hamsters, reptiles, and many more! Practicing empathy and compassion for all critters helps children create bonds with animals and people alike. Campers will meet adorable shelter animals, create fun enrichment items for our critters, play games, and meet new friends!

July 1 – 3, 2024

Cost: $260
Register Now!