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March Break Camp

The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA March Break Camp teaches children about the importance of respect, kindness, and compassion for all living things.

We offer fun and informative presentations about proper pet care, pet safety, how to stay safe around animals, owner responsibility, and animal knowledge of many kinds. The children learn and have fun through periods of hands on socialization with small animals, games, activities, crafts, and contests.

Special guest speakers come in to talk to the children about their area of expertise. There will be time every day for the kids to interact with animals, but please be advised that children will not work with animals all day long.

Register online today! *Please note Monday March 16, Tuesday March 17 and Thursday March 19 are FULL. We are accepting daily registrations for Wednesday and Friday ONLY – No full week*

Dates: March 16-20, 2015 (NEW! Field trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens on Thursday March 19)
Ages: 6-11
Cost: $200/week or $40/day
Hours: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Before care: 8:00-8:30 am ($6)
After care: 4:30-5:00 pm ($6)

The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA recognizes the generous contribution of the Royal Botanical Gardens Green Angels Fund

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View the 2014 March Break camp 2014 blog!

Summer Camp

Discover how to care for animals, how to properly handle them and why it is so important to respect our animal friends.

Summer camps runs for seven weeks this summer; campers can attend for one week, two weeks…or more!  All week of camp includes fun and informative discovery sessions, hands-on socialization with small animals, games, activities, interesting guest speakers and fun field trips.

While there is some touch and petting time with small critters, direct contact with the animals at the shelter is minimal.

*NOTE: Summer Camp registration will open in April 2015. 

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $200 (full week), $160 (week 5), $120 (short week – Tues-Thurs ONLY)
Before care: 8:00-8:30am ($6)
After care: 4:30-5:00pm ($6)

WEEK

AGE Week Dates TRIP DATE
(on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted)

FIELD TRIP

Week 1 6-8 July 6-10 July 9 (Thursday) Donkey Sanctuary—Learn all about gentle donkeys and, pet and groom them too!
Week 2 9-11 July 13-17 July 15 Mountsberg Conservation Area—Watch an amazing bird show where these feathered entertainers will soar over your head! Go for a hike and see the huge draft horses, pet farm animals, and have fun in the play barn!
Week 3 6-8 July 20-24 July 22 Alpacas From Eighth & Mudd— Did you know that Alpaca fibre is as soft as cashmere and can be used to make hats, scarves and sweaters? Meet and learn all about Alpaca’s!
Week 4 9-11 July 27-July 31 July 30 (Thursday) Donkey Sanctuary—Learn all about gentle donkeys and, pet and groom them too!
Week 5
(4 day week)
6-8 August 4-7 August 5 Mountsberg Conservation Area—Watch an amazing bird show where these feathered entertainers will soar over your head! Go for a hike and see the huge draft horses, pet farm animals, and have fun in the play barn!
Week 6 9-11 August 10-14 August 12 Alpacas From Eighth & Mudd— Did you know that Alpaca fibre is as soft as cashmere and can be used to make hats, scarves and sweaters? Meet and learn all about Alpaca’s!
Week 7 6-8 August 17-21 August 19 Joe Loewith and Sons Ltd. (Dairy Farm) – Curious where the milk in your cereal really comes from? Meet dairy cows and learn all about dairy milk production!

 We would also like to thank Costco Ancaster, Target Upper James, Home Depot Ancaster & Burlington and Home Hardware Binbrook for your contributions to camp.TheSpec_SummerCampFund_CMYK The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA recognizes the generous contribution of the Hamilton Community Foundation Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund