Critter Camp

CRITTER CAMP

four-legged fun for kids!

Critter Camp

Every summer we offer fun and educational week-long day camps for children between the ages of 6 and 13. The Richmond SPCA will be offering both in-person and virtual camp options for Summer 2021.

Critter Camp is a terrific educational opportunity for animal-loving children to visit and learn more about the Richmond SPCA! Week-long day camps are hosted all summer at our humane center.

Please read our COVID-19 policies and procedures for Critter Camp 2021.

Canine Capers and Feline Fun Available for rising 1st through 4th graders (must be at least 6 years of age)

A Journey Through A Shelter Available for rising 3rd through 6th graders

Animal Advocates Available for rising 4th through 6th graders

Junior Vet Available for rising 3rd through 6th graders

Kids & K9s Available for rising 6th through 9th graders

Virtual Camp Available for rising 3rd through 6th graders


Canine Capers and Feline Fun (Rising 1st – 4th grade)
For kids who love cats and dogs, this week-long camp full of games, crafts and activities centered on our canine companions and feline friends will surely pique their interest.

Available for rising 1st through 4th graders for a half day (8 a.m. – 11 a.m.) $150/week

Available for rising 1st through 4th graders for a half day (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) $150/week

A Journey Through A Shelter (Rising 3rd – 6th grade)
Animal shelters play a crucial role in communities by taking in millions of homeless pets each year. In this camp your child will use their imagination and skills to understand what it takes to run an animal shelter. They will hear firsthand about the different roles needed and get hands-on experience promoting pets and more. This will be a fun-filled learning experience!

Available for rising 3rd through 6th graders for a half day (8 a.m. – 11 a.m.) $150/week

Available for rising 3rd through 6th graders for a half day (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) $150/week

Animal Advocates (Rising 4th – 6th grade)
Animal Advocates will provide your child with the opportunity to learn about the Richmond SPCA and explore the topic of animal welfare in our community. They will have the chance to make items for our shelter pets, help with daily tasks around our facility and discuss age-appropriate animal welfare issues that are important in today’s world.

Available for rising 4th through 6th graders for a half day (8 a.m. – 11 a.m.) $150/week

Available for rising 4th through 6th graders for a half day (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) $150/week

Junior Vet (Rising 3rd – 6th grade)
This camp is perfect for a child that is interested in a career in veterinary medicine. Along with classroom learning, campers will have hands-on activities working with animals in our care. Campers will learn how important animal medicine is to an animal shelter.

Available for rising 3rd through 6th graders for a half day (8 a.m. – 11 a.m.) $150/week

Available for rising 3rd through 6th graders for a half day (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) $150/week

Kids & K9s (Rising 6th – 9th grade)
This camp offers the unique opportunity for participants to learn to train their own dogs. Campers will attend training sessions alongside their canine companions during this week-long camp. They will learn basic skills and tricks with the help of Richmond SPCA expert trainers. The Richmond SPCA will provide treats, pouches and clickers for training. 

Available for rising 6th through 9th graders for a half-day (8 a.m. – 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) $225/week

Virtual Camp (Rising 3rd – 6th grade)
The Richmond SPCA is excited to announce our first-ever virtual summer camp. This camp option will be similar to the in-person camp and allow campers to learn and create from their own home. Each virtual option will come with a box of camp items (this can be shipped for additional cost), which include but are not limited to, a camp shirt, video lessons, crafts, and much more!

Available for rising 3rd through 6th graders virtual camp $70


Camp refund policy: Every effort will be made to accommodate enrollment changes based on session capacities. Cancellations made prior to two weeks before camp are entitled to a refund; refunds are subject to a $25 drop fee. Refunds will not be available for cancellations made within two weeks of the start date of camp.


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