Kids looking forward to BC SPCA Summer Camp
can now get a taste of summer all through the year. BC SPCA youth workshops,
held monthly at several locations throughout the province, offer the chance for
kids to spend time with animals, participate in animal-themed games and crafts and
hear from inspiring guest speakers.
“Our summer camps are so popular that we’ve
extended the programming in some locations throughout the year,” says Paula
Neuman, humane education manager for the BC SPCA. “We hope to open the doors
for kids who haven’t been to SPCA summer camp before, as well as foster the
compassion and knowledge of our seasoned campers.”
February youth workshops will teach kids
all about pet health with crafts, games and behind-the-scenes shelter tours. Other
upcoming themes include small pets, wildlife and farm animals. Neuman adds, “With
each month focusing on a different theme, kids can attend one- and two-day
workshops on a regular basis throughout on the year.”
Workshops are scheduled on Pro-D days and weekends,
as well as during Spring Break, when special multi-day workshops will be held
in Victoria, Cowichan, Penticton and four Lower Mainland locations. All youth
workshops may qualify as child care expenses for tax purposes if held during
parents’ work or school hours.
To find out more about youth events in your
area, visit the
youth workshop page. New workshops will be added as they are scheduled; please
check back regularly for more details. To receive electronic updates on events
in your area, email email@example.com.
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.