Animal Camps

Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) animal camps are a fun educational experience led by trained educators that encourages respect and understanding for all living beings. Animal Camps are offered in the Summer, Spring and Fall for children ages 6 – 14. These camps book up quickly, so watch for registration dates and make your plans!

Choose a camp for more information below:

Due to a campus-wide construction project we will not be offering Spring Animal Camp this year 🙁

Our Spring Animal Camps are themed, week-long sessions. Using hands-on games, activities, arts and crafts, guest speakers and of course live animals, children are taught about animals and their importance in our world. Each day of camp provides a window into the life of shelter animals, rescued animals, wildlife conservation and animal care! 

Appropriate for ages: 6–12 years old
Time: 9:00am–3:00pm M-F
Cost: $220 for the week.

  • Week 1: 
  • Week 2: 

For more information about Spring Animal Camp and registration please contact our Education Department via email education@sdpets.org or call 760-753-6413.  If you can’t attend Spring camp Rancho Coastal offers camps in the Summer and Fall too!

We hope to offer summer camp in 2024.  Please check back for updates regarding camp and our new Learning Center.

 

  • Time: 9:00am–3:00pm M-F
  • 1 group of 16 children per week. Animal Keepers camp will be limited to 10 campers per week.
  • 2 Humane Educators and 1 teen volunteer per week
  • Do to limited space campers can only register for one week of camp.
  • Weeks 1, 2, 3, 7 & 8 are for campers ages 6-10
  • Weeks 4, 5, 6 & 9 are for campers ages 11-14

For more information about Summer Animal Camp please contact our Education Department via email education@sdpets.org

Fall Animal Camp

Our week long Fall Camps use hands-on games, activities, arts and crafts, guest speakers and of course live animals to teach children about animals and their importance in our world. Each day of camp provides a window into the life of shelter animals, rescued animals, wildlife conservation and animal care! 

Appropriate for ages: 6–11 years old
Time: 9:00am–3:00pm M-F
Cost: $220 for the week.

Please review the following modifications we have made to meet current safety standards.

  • Time: 9:00am–3:00pm M-F
  • 1 group of 12 children per week. Animal Keepers camp will be limited to 10 campers per week.
  • 2 Humane Educators and 1 teen volunteer per week
  • Increased hand washing (upon arrival, before and after meeting animals, before and after eating, before checkout)
  • Increased supply and surface sanitizing
  • Limited supply sharing
  • Masks are optional
  • Contact free sign in and sign out process
  • Assigned designated areas for personal items
  • Lots more outdoor activities

For more information about Fall Animal Camp registration please contact our Education Department via email education@sdpets.org or call 760-753-6413.

If you can’t attend Fall Camp; Rancho Coastal offers camps in the Spring and Summer too! Please send an email to education@sdpets.org if you would like to be added to our contact list for our camps. You will be notified by email when registration opens for our camps.

PLEASE READ Disclaimer:

  • Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and all fees must be paid at time of registration.
  • Please ensure your choice of dates and session is correct. We regret that we are unable to make any changes once your registration has been officially processed.
  • Do to limited space campers can only register for one week of camp. If interested in more than one week your child can be put on the wait-list.
  • Camp sessions are limited to 10 or 12 campers each week of camp.
  • Please read over our CAMP FAQs for more information regarding camp before registering.  Be aware camp size has changed due to he pandemic and children will be wearing masks and outside more during this time.
  • Please note we have age limits and your child must be of the appropriate age to attend certain camps.
  • We do not seperate children by ages.  Campers ranging from 6-10 years will spend the whole day together.