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Registration is now CLOSED

No spaces will be reserved without a completed registration form and full payment.

For the 9th year the SPCA of Tompkins County is proud to offer a summer camp where 9-12 year olds will spend an exciting week learning all about animals. This year Camp SPCA will be offered for eight sessions with 16 kids attending each session. The hours for Camp SPCA are 9:00am until 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Each child is eligible to enroll for just one week so we can reach as many kids as possible.

Our campers will discover the world of our animal friends through various speakers, enjoyable activities and fun and educational field trips.

Camp Sessions ($250 for 1 week):  As of 4/27, all spaces have been filled.

1. 6/29/15-7/3/15   (FULL)                    5. 7/27/15-7/31/15 (FULL)        

2. 7/6/15-7/10/15 (FULL)                     6. 8/3/15-8/7/15 (FULL)

3. 7/13/15-7/17/15 (FULL)               7. 8/10/15-8/14/15 (FULL)

4. 7/20/15-7/24/15 (FULL)               8. 8/17/15-8/21/15 (FULL)

No refunds will be issued after 6/1/15.

Scholarships Available

Through the generosity of a local foundation there are 10 scholarships spaces available for 2015 SPCA Summer Camp.

In order to qualify, families who apply must be on at least one form of state or federal public assistance (Food Stamps, SSI, SSD and/or Medicaid)

Proof of eligibility needs to be provided at the time of registration and spaces will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  The registration fee will be paid in full through the scholarship, but families must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the SPCA for normal camp hours. A brief paragraph should be attached to the application from the parent and/or child indicating why attending Camp SPCA would be beneficial.

Questions? Contact Pam at (607) 257-1822 ext. 244 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 13:56





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Did You Know?

The SPCA of Tompkins County receives no government funding.

SPCA of Tompkins County

Adoption Center &
Rescue Building

1640 Hanshaw Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14850



Adoption Center Hours

Monday 12-5
Tuesday 12-7 Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 12-7
Friday 12-5
Saturday 12-5
Sunday 12-5



SPCA Annex Hours

Monday through Saturday


Rescue Center Hours




Our Mission

The mission of the SPCA of Tompkins County is to protect companion animals. We are a no-kill shelter dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and overpopulation. We promote responsible pet stewardship by providing education, counseling and training to nurture and enhance the human-animal bond.

The SPCA of Tompkins County is a registered 501(c)(3). Our tax id number is 15-0624378.