The Richmond SPCA offers unique camp opportunities for children ages six through eleven in the month of December. For additional details, and to register, click the link beneath the appropriate session or call 804-521-1327.

Refund policy:  Every effort will be made to accommodate enrollment changes based on session capacities.  Cancellations made prior to two weeks before camp are entitled to a refund of half of the enrollment fee; refunds will not be available for cancellations made within two weeks of the start date of any given session.  

Holiday Craft Camp (ages six through eleven):  December 9; December 16 

Full day (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) $50/day

Kids between the ages of six and eleven are welcome to join us on two Saturdays in December for a craft camp! Campers will make holiday related crafts, tour the Richmond SPCA, and even interact with some of our adoptable pets. Each session will include activities and various crafts. 

Session 1 will take place on December 9. Kids will decorate their own mugs and later enjoy doughnuts and hot chocolate!      

Session 2 will take place on December 16. This session will include popcorn, drinks, and the showing of a fun animal themed movie! 


A Journey Through a Shelter (ages six through eleven ): December 19 - December 22 

Animal shelters play a crucial role in communities by taking in millions of homeless pets each year. In this camp, your child will use their imagination and skills to understand what it takes to run an animal shelter. They will hear firsthand about the different roles needed and get hands on experience promoting pets, hosting an adoption event, and more! This will be a fun-filled learning experience available for children ages six through eleven. This is a full day camp (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) $200/week

All activities take place at the Richmond SPCA's state-of-the-art Robins-Starr Humane Center.

For more information about Camp Programs at the Richmond SPCA please contact our humane education coordinator by phone at 804-521-1327 or email

Please click here if you would like to make a donation in support of scholarships that allow children in need to attend Critter Camp.

Summer Programs

Critter Camp registration for summer 2018  will open Feb. 1, 2018. If you'd like to be alerted about Critter Camp and other children's programs at the Richmond SPCA, please email Melissa Howdyshell to be added to our humane education email list.