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 Animal Camp REGITRATION 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!

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

  • Week 1: October 18-22

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
  • Increased hand washing (upon arrival, before and after meeting animals, before and after eating, before checkout)
  • Increased supply and surface sanitizing
  • Limited supply sharing
  • 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 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 (Updated 9-21-21 2 8:00PM)
Week 1: October 18-226-12 yearsREGISTER HERE5

Spring Animal Camp!

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: March 28- April 1
  • Week 2: April 4-8

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
  • Increased hand washing (upon arrival, before and after meeting animals, before and after eating, before checkout)
  • Increased supply and surface sanitizing
  • Limited supply sharing
  • 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 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!

Week of CampAgesRegisterSpring Camp is Full updated 3/7/21 1:00pm
This info does not update automatically!
Week 1: March 29- April 26-12 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL
Week 2: April 5-96-12 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL

RCHS SUMMER ANIMAL CAMP

Registration will open Monday, April 19, 2021

We are happy to announce we will be offering 9 weeks of summer camp this year, during the weeks of June 21-August 20.

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 required by all volunteers and staff
  • We recommend campers wear masks
  • 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.

Weeks 1, 2, 3, 7 & 8 are for campers ages 6-12 and cost $220 per camper

Weeks 4, 5, 6 & 9 are for campers ages 11-14 and cost $240 per camper 

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

Week of CampAgesRegisterAvailable Spots (Updated 05/03/21 @ 9:47 PM)
This info does not update automatically!
Week 1: June 21-256-12 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL
Week 2: June 28-July 26-12 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL
Week 3: July 5-96-12 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL
Week 4: July 12-1611-14 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL
Week 5: July 19-2311-14 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL
Week 6: July 26-3011-14 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL
Week 7: August 2-66-12 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL
Week 8: August 9-136-12 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL
Week 9: August 16-2011-14 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL

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.