Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

 June 23, 2016

The BC SPCA’s popular summer camps for kids may be in jeopardy in Vernon unless more camp counsellors can be found.

“We run our camps for nearly 1,400 children throughout July and August across B.C. and the program is going strong again this year in most communities,” says BC SPCA humane education manager Paula Neuman. “Unfortunately we are really struggling to hire enough counsellors for our camps in Vernon.”

The week-long camps immerse kids aged seven to 12 in a range of fun, engaging activities that increase their understanding about companion, farm and wild animals and help them develop skills to make a difference for animals in their community.

The camps offer a variety of activities, including outdoor and indoor games, guest speakers, hand-on creative projects, making toys and treats for the animals, shelter tours and visits with specially selected and approved shelter animals.

“We would hate to have to cancel any of the camps, so if anyone is interested in becoming a BC SPCA camp counselor this summer we urge them to contact us as soon as possible,” says Neuman.

 To apply or for details, please contact For a full list of available summer camp dates and locations, and to register online, please visit

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

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