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BC SPCA offers free online summer camps for kids impacted by wildfires

Campers can sign on from anywhere in the province and enjoy the virtual camp with experienced leaders, lots of guest animals and other campers.
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The BC SPCA Humane Education team wants to make a tough summer a little bit better for families affected by the wildfires burning across the province.

For children who are being impacted by evacuations and alerts in their home communities, the BC SPCA is offering free enrolment in their virtual summer program, Camp@Home.

Campers can sign on from anywhere in the province and enjoy the virtual camp with experienced leaders, lots of guest animals and other campers. 

“We know animals make life better,” Kamloops Humane educator Deirdre Campbell said. “We can’t bring the animals to everyone in person, but we can take campers on a virtual field trip to a farm or make an animal craft with them or play some games that help them learn more about their pets. We really want kids to have a fun camp experience and just be kids for a while.” 

BC SPCA Camp@Home is five days of online sessions packed with games, crafts, expert guests and many animal visitors, all set on a secure platform where campers can learn and have fun safely.

Interested families can email camp@spca.bc.ca with “Wildfire Camp” in the subject line.

For more information on, go online to to www.spca.bc.ca/camp

The camp season runs through to Aug. 27.