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:

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. 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! SUMMER CAMP IS FULL! 

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
  • Campers will not be required to 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.

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

Week of CampAgesRegisterAvailable Spots (Updated 06/23/20)
Week 1: July 20-246-12 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL
Week 2: July 27-316-12 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL
Week 3: August 3-76-12 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL
Week 4: August 10-146-12 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL
Week 5: August 17-2111-14 yearsREGISTER HEREFULL

Fall Camp Registration will open in September

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–2:00pm M-F
Cost: $220 for the week.

Week 1:

Week 2:

For more information about Fall Animal Camp and 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.

Spring Camp-CANCELLED 

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.

There are still 3 Spots available in Week 2 of Spring camp! 

  • Week 1: March 30- April 3 – CANCELLED 🙁
  • Week 2: April 6-10- CANCELLED 🙁

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!

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.