While the BCSPCA is well known for teaching animal care and safety at its youth camps, it’s hoping children will walk away with another important skill this summer — empathy.
The group’s Among Animals summer camp program, created last year, runs for a week and is open to ages six and seven.
“That’s the age when we really have to start teaching them about empathy,”
said Breeanna McDonald, camp co-ordinator. “They’re interested in animals, a lot of them have pets at home, but they haven’t started thinking about the animals’ point of view.”