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Camps

The Louisiana SPCA offers several different types of camps throughout the year for various age groups. Our camps are designed to teach youth the importance of proper pet ownership and to instill compassion for our furry friends. Our camps fill up very quickly so we encourage you to register early!

Care Cadet Training Camp | 6th - 7th grade (summer)

Animal Investigators Camp | 4th - 5th grade (summer)

Camp Luv-A-Pet | 2nd - 3rd grade (summer)

Animal Celebration Winter Camp | 5 - 10 year olds (winter)

Kids 'n' Critters Day Camp | 5 - 10 year olds (fall)

 

Care Cadet Training Camp | 6th - 7th Grade

This camp is designed to teach young people in 6th and 7th grade how to be humane educators to their peers. After attending this camp, many Care Cadet Alumni continue interacting with the shelter as volunteers.

  • Each day is filled with presentations from shelter department managers, veterinarians, exotic pet experts, a therapy dog handler and a service dog trainer; just to name a few.

  • Field trips include a trip to horse stables, where the kids muck stalls and learn about caring for large animals, a visit to an exotic pet hospital, and a trip to meet animals serving our city alongside police officers.

  • Working in teams, the Cadets are assigned a shelter dog/cat to train. Under the guidance of a professional trainer, they turn these cute and cuddly balls of energy into well-behaved adoption candidates.  

  • The Cadets are tested weekly (don't worry, they'll love our tests!) on their new knowledge.

Cost: $500 for 3-week camp

Camp dates: June 3 - 21, 2019, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m, Aftercare available 3 p.m. - 4p.m.

Cadet Graduation: June 22, 11 a.m.

Application deadline: March 29, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. 

APPLICATION FOR SUMMER 2019 OPENING JANUARY 11, 2019

 

 

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Camp Luv-A-Pet | 2nd - 3rd grade

This camp is designed to teach young people about  general animal care topics.

  • Overview of what the Louisiana SPCA does
  • Safety with animals
  • Pet handling and care
  • Grooming skills
  • Responsible pet ownership
  • Animal related arts and crafts, fun activities and presentations 
  • Ample time with puppies and kittens
  • Create toys and treats for the animals to enjoy

Cost: $250 for 5 day camp 

Camp dates: July 8-12, 2019, Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Aftercare available 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Application deadline: Until all spots are filled.

Registration for Summer 2019 opening January 11, 2019!

 

Animal Investigators Camp | 4th - 5th grade

This is an educational camp designed to engage youth into the how, when and whys of animals. Children who attend Animal Investigators Camp have a sincere interest in all animals, especially companion animals. They share an eagerness to learn more about animals and the function of the Louisiana SPCA in our community.

  • Learn about how our pets became domesticated
  • Learn why animals do the things they do
  • Spend quality time with shelter animals
  • Animal related arts and crafts, fun activities and presentations
  • Create toys and treats for the animals to enjoy

Cost: $250 for 5 day camp 

Camp dates: July 15-19, 2019, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Aftercare available 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Application deadline: Until all spots are filled. 

Registration for Summer 2019 opening January 11, 2019!

 

Kids & Critters Day Camp

This day camp is designed to teach young people ages 5 - 10 years-old about general animal care and animal welfare topics. It occurs during the Thanksgiving Break school holiday each year. Kids can join us for a single day of camp, or both! Drop your child off and get a head start on holiday gift shopping! Kinds & Critters Day Camp runs from 9 am to 3 pm, and aftercare is available.

This camp includes:

  • Introduction to what the Louisiana SPCA is and does
  • Introduction to animal welfare
  • Pet handling and care
  • Responsible pet ownership
  • Safety with animals
  • Animal-themed arts and crafts
  • Hands-on time with adoptable animals
  • Create toys and treats for the animals to enjoy

Cost: $75 for one day, $125 for both

Camp dates: Thanksgiving Break, November 19th and 20th, 2018

Application deadline: Until all spaces are filled.

Animal Celebration Winter Camp

This unique camp is offered over the winter break holiday. The camp is designed to teach young people about the Louisiana SPCA and general animal care topics. Kids can join us for a single day of camp, or both! This camp is a great opportunity to raise animal awareness in little ones in a fun and creative way. Join us for a fun way to end your winter vacation!

  • Introduced to services the shelter offers
  • Safety with animals
  • Pet handling and care
  • Grooming skills
  • Responsible pet ownership.
  • Animal-themed arts and crafts and interactive games
  • Hands-on time with the shelter puppies and kittens
  • Create toys and treats for the animals to enjoy

Cost: $75 for one day, $125 for both days 

Camp dates: Winter Break, January 3rd and 4th, 2019

Application deadline: Until all spots are filled.

 

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