Camp FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Peninsula SPCA offer before and after care?

The Peninsula SPCA does not offer extended care.

How many campers are in each camp?

The number of campers will vary depending on the age group, but no more than 12.

Can I register my child for more than one week of camp?

You can, but just keep in mind that there some activities may be repeated.

All the sessions for my child’s age group (grade) are full. Will you be adding more camp sessions?

Unfortunately, we do not have the space or additional staff required to offer more camp sessions. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email

My child would like to attend camp with a friend. Will they always be grouped together?

Depending on the activity, they may/may not be grouped together, but for majority of the camp, they will be able to interact with each other.

How strict are the age/grade divisions?

Camp activities are designed to suit the grade/age levels of the campers, so it is imperative that you only sign them up for the correct age/grade level camp.

I don’t have a credit card, or would prefer to pay with a check. Can I register by mail?

If you are not able to register online, please email Please note that registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Your child’s spot in the camp is not confirmed until payment has been received.

What is your cancellation policy?

  • If you cancel your registration more than 7 days prior to the start of the camp session, you will receive a full refund minus the PayPal charge fee.
  • If you cancel your registration less than a week before the start of the camp session, you will not receive a refund.
  • If space is available, you may transfer the registration to another camp session within the same camp season. Canceled registrations cannot be applied to registrations for the following year.
  • If a camp session is canceled by the PSPCA, all registrations will be refunded in full.

Are there scholarships available for camp?

There are no scholarships available at this time.

What time does camp start in the morning?

Camp starts at 9:00am. Drop off is no earlier than 8:50am.

Where do I drop off and pick up my child for camp?

Camp is held in the Humane Ed trailer, which is located just to the left of the shelter building. Parents/guardians must accompany the camper to sign them in for camp. Drop off is no earlier than 8:50am. Campers need to be picked up promptly at the end of camp.

What does my child need to bring when they come to camp?

  • Lunch and snacks: Campers will need to bring their own lunch. They may also bring their own snacks, but snacks (chips/fruit snacks/etc.) will be available too.
  • Water bottle: Campers should bring a water bottle with them. We can refill it as needed.

What clothes should my camper wear?

Dress for the weather. We have both indoor and outdoor activities. Closed-toe shoes/sneakers are required due to our interactions with animals. Please note that crocs are not considered closed-toe shoes. Your camper may also want a light jacket/sweatshirt in case they get cold indoors.

Can my camper bring a cell phone?

Campers are highly encouraged to leave cell phones at home or in their bags during the camp day. They may only use their cell phone to take pictures.
Please note that the Peninsula SPCA is not responsible for any broken or lost items. If technology becomes distracting, we may ask your camper to turn in their cell phone to the instructor until they are picked up.

Will my child be working directly with shelter animals?

Each day at camp includes time with the Humane Ed animals, barnyard animals, and the adoptable animals. Camp does include lots of other animal-related activities too, including guest presenters.

What if my camper requires medication throughout the camp day?

If your camper requires medication throughout the day, please let us know ahead of time as your camper will have to self-administer their own medication. Please make sure that this is noted on their registration. If you have any questions, please email

**After your registration has been received and payment has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with details and reminders for your child’s camp.

If you have any additional questions, please email