Education Programs

Summer Camp

The MSPCA at Nevins Farm Children's Summer Camp teaches lifetime lessons of compassion, responsibility and respect not only toward animals, but toward all life and the environment as a whole.  Registration for the MSPCA Children's Summer Camp for the summer of 2015 will open in February 2015.  Schedule information for 2015 will be posted in mid-January. 

Forms, Applications, Links:

Schedule >> see which session(s) is/are available to your child, as well as important due dates for paperwork

Registration FAQ >> information about our registration, payment, and financial aid process

Program FAQ >> additional information about what campers do all day at camp!

Volunteer Junior Counselor Information and Application >> Summer Camp wouldn't be possible without the help of our volunteer JC's!

 
 
 

Campers meet Thunder, an adoptable steer, during summer 2011

 

Our day camp is hosted for eight weeks during the summer, offered in one week sessions.  The eight sessions are divided by age group (rising grades 2-9) and each session has up to 48 campers, 4 Head Counselors, and 6-12 volunteer Junior Counselors.

All campers work alongside the barn and adoption center staff, participating in the care of our animals; activities include mucking horse stalls, cleaning rabbit cages, feeding cats, walking dogs and socializing (petting and playing with!) the many creatures at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm.

In addition to the experience providing care to a variety of animals on site, campers also learn about important animal welfare topics in daily discussions, and meet a variety of animal care professionals who participate as guest speakers.  And just like any fun summer camp experience, our campers make crafts, sing songs, and play games!

There is a $350 registration fee for each one week session, and partial scholarships are available to families in need.  Because we accept over 375 campers, we must start our registration process in early February, allowing plenty of time to collect registrations and paperwork, and host our inspection for licensing.

Applications were previously accepted via lottery, but because we are accepting more children to camp than ever before, we will be accepting registrations on a first-come, first-served basis.  All registrations must be submitted online.  A non-refundable, non-transferrable $25 deposit is required at the time of registration.