Animal Camps

This year we are offering 2 different animal camps – Pawsitive Adventures Animal Camp AND Veterinarian Animal Science Exploration Camp! See details below!


 Pawsitive Adventures Animal Camp 2023 Flyer


CCSPCA’s Pawsitive Adventures Animal Camp is a 5 half-day humane camp designed for children 8-13 years old. Campers will interact with friendly shelter animals, enjoy animal crafts, and gain pet care knowledge from different guest presenters. Camp is conducted by the CCSPCA Humane Educator and adult volunteers. The hands-on activities, role-plays and live observations will provide a kinder view of animals in hopes that our campers will become awesome animal advocates!

Daily Topics:

  • Monday – Pet Care
  • Tuesday – Dog Safety and Care
  • Wednesday – Feline Companions
  • Thursday – Animal Careers
  • Friday – Shelters and Rescues


  • July 15 – 19
  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.

Drop off begins at 7:45 a.m.  Pick up is promptly at 12:30 p.m.
We do offer extended times for an additional fee per day.

Extended Care Times:

7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fee: $20/day


Central California SPCA Education Building
103 S. Hughes Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706


8 to 13 years old


$170 per child/session (5 days)
Extended Care Time – $20 per day per child

Purchase Pawsitive Adventures Animal Camp HERE!



Vet Animal Science Exploration Camp Flyer 2024


CCSPCA’s Veterinarian Animal Science Exploration Camp is a 3 day camp designed for teens, ages 14 to 17, who would like to learn about the veterinary field and gain valuable animal handling experience. Camp will be conducted by animal science professionals and adult volunteers here at the CCSPCA. Daily Hands-on activities and animal interactions will introduce Veterinary Science in fun interactive activities and inspire our future generation of veterinarians!


  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Anatomy of Animals
  • Pet Diseases and Treatment
  • Career Development/Education
  • Animal Safety and Welfare


  • July 26 – 28
  • Friday – Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m.


Central California SPCA Education Building
103 S. Hughes Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706


14 to 17 years old


$170 per child/session (3 days)

Purchase Veterinarian Animal Science Exploration Camp HERE!



What should my child wear to camp?
Children are required to wear/bring long pants and closed-toe shoes in order to work with the shelter animals. Please keep in mind, capris are not long pants. Your child should also wear a CCSPCA Animal Camp t-shirt. One t-shirt is included in the cost of camp and will be issued on the first day of camp. You may also purchase additional t-shirts at registration checkout, or on-site at camp, for $20.00 per shirt. We suggest you buy extra shirts. Part of the proceeds from each shirt purchase is dedicated to helping the animals in our care. Adult shirt sizes are available, but may have to be ordered

Is my child going to be working hands on with shelter animals?
Yes. Your child will be working hands-on with shelter animals. All of the dogs that are approved for camp have undergone a behavioral assessment with our Behavior and Training team.

What should my child bring to camp?
Campers do not need to bring anything other than their enthusiasm.  Please note that a snack and beverage will be provided mid-morning.  If your child has special dietary needs you may want to send a snack along with them each day.

What if my child has a disability or has to take medications?
For the safety of the campers and the animals, please inform the Humane Education Department of any disabilities, illnesses, or medications that could affect your child at camp. We may be able to reasonably accommodate activities if your child requires assistance due to a disability. Regarding medication, parents need to send instructions with their child along with their medications and discuss the dispensing process our department in advance. We have a refrigerator and locked container to keep medications safe. We do not have a nurse onsite.

My child has allergies. Can he attend camp?
If your child has any severe allergies, including nut allergies, please contact the Humane Education Department to discuss available options.

Are there refunds if I have to cancel my camp registration?
Refunds will be provided if notice is given three weeks before the start date of the session in which your child is enrolled. There will be a 10% processing fee for any cancellation.

What happens when I register for camp online?
After the payment and online camper form has been filled out, a confirmation packet will be emailed to you around 2 weeks before the camp session.