Critter Camp

Critter Camp is our day camp for kids who love animals. We offer Critter Camp for ten weeks in the summer and during the local winter and spring breaks. If your kids want to spend time with animals and learn even more about them, this camp is for them!

Spend hands-on time with our shelter cats, dogs, equines and farm animals. Learn fun and new facts about our animals. Participate in animal-themed crafts, activities and games. Hear from fantastic guest speakers who work with animals. Make new friends who love what you love – the animals, of course!


View Summer Critter Camp themes, dates and times!


Questions about camp? Contact our education department by emailing

We are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to attend Summer Critter Camp 2017. Due to our limited supply, we are only able to award one camp session per child, and one child per family. Please print this application as well as this referral form, scan the completed documents and email them directly to, or mail them to:
Houston SPCA
c/o Critter Camp
900 Portway Drive
Houston, TX 77024

For more information, to ask questions or to see your campers having fun during camp, follow Critter Camp on:

If you have a child who is at least 15 years old who wants to be involved in camp, they can join our Critter Camp Crew as a counselor! Apply today... applications are due by May 1st, 2017.

Due to the high demand for camp spaces, all sales are considered final. Patrons who provide a written notice of cancellation to two weeks prior to the first day of their scheduled camp session will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after this cutoff, including participants who miss all or partial programs due to illness. The Houston SPCA reserves the right to cancel any program due to minimum enrollment, inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, in which case a full refund will be issued. Cancellations are official upon receipt of confirmation from the Houston SPCA.

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Intervening on behalf of nearly 50,000 animals in need each year is an expensive endeavor, and your generous donation today will help further our mission. Donating to the Houston SPCA is an investment in your community because your entire donation is used locally to benefit the animals of our area.

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