One Day Workshops

COVID-19 Update – Due to the current situation and the uncertainty that remains for the foreseeable future, we have decided to cancel our summer camps and workshops. As a public facing organization with clients in both our clinic and our shelter, we cannot confidently welcome groups into our building while also maintaining the safety protocols put forth by the CDC. We will miss the youthful energy around the shelter over the next few months, but we will look forward to the return of our in-person youth programming this fall. In the meantime, stay tuned to our social media pages for educational activities and virtual opportunities for little animal lovers.

*If you have already signed up for summer camps or workshops, full refunds will be issued this week. We will email you directly and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Throughout the year, the Virginia Beach SPCA offers one-day workshops for children ages 6-12. These workshops are the provide young animal lovers with the opportunity to build compassion, make new friends, learn about careers in animal services, and spend time with a variety of critters. New workshop dates are added throughout the year, so be sure to check back regularly.

Upcoming Workshops 

Vet for a Day Workshop:
Vet for a Day is an educational program that exposes your child to a potential career in veterinary medicine. With both introductory and advanced workshop options, children ages 6-12 are invited to participate in a fun exploration into the veterinary world. Workshops include a tour of the facility, an introduction to animal sheltering, and hands-on time with our veterinary staff. There is a limit of 12 students per workshop – Spots fill quickly! All Vet for a Day workshops take place at the the main VBSPCA Shelter and cost $90 per child.

Bow-Wow Workshop: This one-day workshop is the choice for kids who love dogs and want to learn all about dogs and their care!  This workshop includes dog-related activities and crafts. All Bow-Wow workshops are at the VBSPCA shelter from 9:00am – 4:00pm and cost $90 per child. 

Kitten-Around Workshop:
This one-day workshop is purr-fect for kids who love kittens and who want to learn all about kittens (and cats) and their care! This workshop also includes kitten-related activities and crafts. Kitten-Around workshop requires a minimum of five campers registered, three weeks in advance, to avoid cancellation. All Kitten Around workshops are at the Virginia Beach SPCA Main Shelter from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM and cost $90 per child.

For more information about one-day workshops, please contact us at Humaneeducation@vbspca.com.