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Youth Camps


The Hill Country SPCA started a Camp program in June of 2016. The summer program, appropriately named “Critter Camp”, provides a fun learning experience in a week-long session designed for kids ages 6-12 years, held Monday-Friday from 8:30am-1pm.

In 2018, our program will expand to include two new Winter Camps, Santa Paws Camp and Winter Bark Break. Both camps are appropriate for kids ages 6-12, Lunch and snack provided!

All Proceeds for Youth Camps benefit the Hill Country SPCA,
the only No-Kill shelter in our community.

Critter Camp


In 2016 and 2017, Critter Campers got to know a wide variety of animals, from companions like Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, and Ferrets, to getting to go offsite to the Brickner Ranch and see Lemurs, Zebras, Peacocks, and even a Tiger! The last day of camp, the owners of Hill Country Trail Rides brought horses down for the kids to learn about and even ride. They went behind the scenes at the Hill Country SPCA, into areas not seen by the public, to learn about the plight of shelter pets, and how they are cared for. Campers also learned to create animal-themed arts and crafts projects to help enrich the lives of shelter pets. Through fun and engaging activities, they learned about responsible pet ownership, animal care, dog training, and about animals from all corners of the world.

We will continue to teach children about understanding, respect, and empathy towards all living beings. Campers are dropped off at the shelter in the morning and will rotate through four different classes each day, with an offsite field trip scheduled on Thursday.

In 2018, Critter Camp will run from June 18th - 22nd, and from July 23rd-27th. 

Registration will open April 3rd, 2018 and only the first 40 children registered are guaranteed a spot.

Critter Camp Registration & Waiver form ---- PDF version -- Word version  

Return the completed form to:

Hill Country SPCA
2981 S. Highway 16
Fredericksburg, TX 7824
Phone: 830-990-9085

Remember…together we can make a difference!

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Winter Camps

Santa Paws Camp - Dec. 9th - 9am-5pm - $50

A full-day camp where kids learn and play with shelter pets, make upcycled holiday gifts to take home, bake some delicious goodies, and have a blast. Psst...hey parents, this is the perfect time to go shopping without those watchful eyes.

Winter Bark Break - January 4th & 5th - 9am-5pm - $100

Two fun-filled days! Kiddos get to work hands-on with shelter pets, learn about responsible pet ownership and animal interaction, do upcycling crafts, and much more! Both camps are appropriate for kids ages 6-12, Lunch and snack provided!

  • To register, please download and complete the registration form:

    Winter Camps Registration & Waiver form ---- PDF version -- Word version

Return the completed form to:

Hill Country SPCA
2981 S. Highway 16
Fredericksburg, TX 7824
Phone: 830-990-9085

Remember…together we can make a difference!

The PDF file requires the FREE Adobe Reader to view/print or download. Get Adobe Reader

Make a Donation for the Animals in Our Care

We spend more than $50 a month to provide food, shelter, and medical attention for each animal in our care.

If you would like to help us, please visit Help the Animals to make a secure online donation.

The Hill Country SPCA respects the privacy of its donors and does not sell or exchange any donor information.

Remember…. It’s all about the animals!

The Hill Country SPCA
2981 South Highway 16
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
(830) 990-9085