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Houston SPCA Critter Camp

Spend your summer hanging out with your favorite Houston SPCA critters!

Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

(Aftercare available until 4:00 PM for additional fee)

Camp Location: 7007 Katy Rd, Houston, TX 77024


What will we do? During each session we will:

Spend hands-on time with our shelter cats, dogs, horses and farm animals

Learn fun and new facts about animals

Participate in animal-themed crafts, activities, and games

Make new friends who love what you love – the animals, of course!


This year we have four camp sessions available for you to choose from:


Easter Seals Critter CampJune 2-6, 2014  

The Houston SPCA and Easter Seals of Greater Houston partner up to offer a very special week of Critter Camp to children ages 9-12. Former Critter Campers who wish to join in on the fun can register for this camp to learn about taking care of our animal companions, interact with our adorable shelter animals, do fun arts and crafts, and make new friends with our Easter Seals campers!



A Voice for the Voiceless Camp: Help us, help them!

Campers entering 3rd to 4th grade: June 9-13, 2014 and July 28-August 1, 2014 (FULL)

Campers entering 5th to 7th grade: June 16-20, 2014 and August 11-15, 2014

If you have ever wanted to help an animal shelter then this is the camp for you! Each day you can choose a different activity to help our animals at the Houston SPCA as well as learn all about animal care, community service, and what happens every day at an animal shelter. Each day will bring new opportunities to help the animals and bring awareness to your community!

Max. campers per session: 60

Price per session: $295 registration


Operation Rescue Camp

Campers entering 3rd to 4th grade: June 30 – July 3, 2014*

Campers entering 5th to 7th grade: June 23-27, 2014 and August 4-8, 2014

Campers entering 8th to 10th grade: July 7-11, 2014

Explore the world of animal rescue as you learn about the Houston SPCA’s Investigation and Animal Rescue teams, how to help your family and pets prepare for a natural disaster, and how animals can even help rescue people. Each day you will meet guest speakers who work in the animal rescue industry, learn lessons about animal safety and care, and interact with the Houston SPCA’s adoptable shelter animals!

Max. campers per session: 60

Price per session: $295 regular registration /*$235 for shortened week due to Independence Day



Campers entering 8th to 10th grade: July 21-25, 2014

Do you want to be a veterinarian when you grow up? Then join us for a week of exciting education that will help you prepare to enter the world of animal care. You will learn all about animal anatomy and physiology, medical conditions, common diseases, and what you need to do to be ready to work with animals. You will also hear from some of our very own Houston SPCA veterinary staff to see if you have what it takes to be a vet!

Max. Campers per session: 45

Price per session: $350 registration


Fee includes all craft and service materials and an afternoon snack and drink.  Campers bring their own lunch.

Questions about camp?  Contact our education department by emailing education@houstonspca.org or calling 713-869-7722 ext. 143 or click here for our Critter Camp FAQ's!



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