Where compassionate kids meet animal advocacy

The Fredericksburg SPCA is excited to launch a robust Humane Education Program which offers youth programs to our community with opportunities for children and young adults to learn about animals and harness their compassionate nature. Each program will have sessions for kids ages 6 – 9, 10 – 13, and 14 – 17. During this time, we are offering hybrid virtual and in-person version of the Junior Volunteer Program and virtual Animal Advocates Club.
Compassionate Care Camp sign-ups will begin Spring 2021.


Humane Education Comes to you

Do you want the Fredericksburg SPCA to come out on location and teach your group or students about who we are, what we do and how they can help? The Fredericksburg SPCA offers a wide array of topics tailored to different age groups of children and young adults. Each speaker presentation is 45 – 60 minutes depending on topics covered and Q & A session.  Please fill out the form and a member of our Humane Education Team will contact you shortly.

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Junior Volunteer Program

The FredSPCA Junior Volunteer Program is a mixture of humane education and volunteering in action!

Junior Volunteers will spend an hour discussing and learning about important topics in animal welfare including the importance of spaying and neutering your pets, debunking harmful animal stereotypes, environmentalism, animal care & safety, and much more! 

Junior Volunteers will also have the opportunity to participate in fun service projects from writing adoption bios and creating animal welfare PSAs, to hands-on projects like making homemade enrichment toys for shelter animals!

If your child has a desire to help the animals in their community while learning how they can help animals all over the world, then this is a perfect opportunity.

This program offers volunteer hours your child may need for school or extracurricular activities.

Humane Ed Junior Camp

Animal Advocates Club

Once a week, participants will log in virtually to engage in student-led discussions, with guidance from the Humane Educator, about how to further the mission of the Fredericksburg SPCA and how they can help improve the lives of animals within their community. Students will meet for one hour to discuss different issues in animal welfare that they are passionate about and how they can create real change as an animal advocate. 

This program is free, donations of wet canned cat/dog food are encouraged! 


Compassionate Care Camp

Compassionate Care Camp will debut during the summertime as one-week-long sessions being offered over 6 weeks. Children enrolled in the summer camp will meet at the facility for 3 hours each day from Monday through Friday. Our Camp Counselors cover topics such as how to care for animals, learning body language, animal-related careers, and much more. Each child will receive a camp t-shirt that they will get to tie-dye. Compassionate Care Camp also includes hands-on learning opportunities while working with animals.

To provide a unique and exclusive opportunity to each child, we limit the summer camp to 10 children per session. Discount opportunities are available when you enroll more than one child.