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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 | 7 - 10 year olds (winter)

Kids 'n' Critters Day Camp (winter)

 

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, and to the Southeast Veterinary Specialists, a state-of-the-art hospital where they will learn about animal rehabilitation and speciality care.

  • 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 4 - 22, 2018, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Cadet Graduation: June 23, 10 a.m.

Application deadline: March 30, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. APPLICATION CLOSED


 

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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 9-13, Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Application deadline: Until all spots are filled. Registration now closed!

 

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 23-27, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Application deadline: Until all spots are filled. Registration is now CLOSED!

 

Kids 'n' Critters Day Camp

This day camp is designed to teach young people ages 6 - 10 years-old about general animal care and animal welfare topics. It occurs during the Thanksgiving Break school holiday each year. Drop your child off and get a head start on holiday gift shopping! 

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

Camp dates: Thanksgiving Break (TBA)

Application deadline: Until all spaces are filled.

Animal Celebration Winter Camp - 7-10 year olds

This unique 2-day 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. This camp is a great opportunity to raise animal awareness in little ones in a fun and creative way Lunch is not provided.

  • 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: TBA - December during Winter Break from school

Application deadline: Until all spots are filled.

 

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