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:

Fall Camp Registration is OPEN!

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!

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

  • Time: 9:00am–2:00pm M-F
  • 1 group of 10 children 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 required by all volunteers and staff
  • We will require campers to wear face masks/coverings when they are indoors, but can remove them when outside.
  • 85-90% of our camp day will be spent outside.  Campers will only be inside for animal interactions.
  • Contact free sign in and sign out process
  • Assigned designated areas for personal items
  • Fun outdoor activities with dogs such as agility, rally obedience and nose work!
  • Staff, volunteers, and guardians will be asked to confirm that no one in the household is experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness upon arrival to camp and will be asked not come to camp if they do have symptoms (fever, a new cough, complaints of sore throat, or shortness of breath).

For more information about Fall Animal Camp registration and our new safety protocols 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.

Week of CampAgesRegisterAvailable Spots as of 10/9/20 @ 9:00pm.
This info does not update automatically!
Week 1: October 19-236-12 yearsREGISTER HERE5
Week 2: October 26-306-12 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL

RCHS Spring Animal Camp-Look for updates in January

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–4:00pm M-F
Cost: $220 for the week.

  • Week 1: March 29- April 2
  • Week 2: April 5-9

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!

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

RCHS SUMMER ANIMAL CAMP

We are happy to announce we will be offering 5 weeks of summer camp this year, during the weeks of July 20-August 21.

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

  • Time: 9:00am–2:00pm M-F
  • 1 group of 10 children 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 required by all volunteers and staff
  • We recommend campers wear masks, but they will not be required.
  • Contact free sign in and sign out process
  • Assigned designated areas for personal items
  • Lots more outdoor activities
  • Staff, volunteers, and guardians will be asked to confirm that no one in the household is experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness upon arrival to camp and will be asked not come to camp if they do have symptoms (fever, a new cough, complaints of sore throat, or shortness of breath).

Do to limited space campers can only register for one week of camp.

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

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.
  • We only allow campers to 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 campers each week of camp..
  • Please read over our CAMP FAQs for more information regarding camp before registering.
  • Please note we have age limits and your child must be of the appropriate age to attend certain camps.