Please read below as our program offerings have changed!

Beginning Summer 2022, we will be restructuring our CIT program to more intentionally support the participants and camp needs. There will be two opportunities for teens to volunteer with camp! Both positions are a great opportunity to build real world job skills and look great on resumes!

Applications will be due April 15th.

Counselor-In-Training (CIT)

The CIT position is a great opportunity for teens age 12-14 looking to gain volunteer experience with children and animals! CITs will help create a fun and welcoming camp environment by modeling desired behavior for campers, playing games, assisting campers with crafts, and maintaining clean spaces.

This position requires a minimum TWO week commitment (doesn’t have to be consecutive weeks of camp) volunteering with our Paws and Claws or Humane Heroes groups. There will be an interview process and orientation dates scheduled. The fee to participate is $100. Limited financial assistance is available!! Please email education@eastbayspca.org to request a scholarship.

Youth Program Assistant (YPA)

The YPA position is a great opportunity for teens age 15-17 looking to gain volunteer experience with children and animals! As a YPA, participants will assist our camp staff in leading engaging week-long sessions of Animal Camp.  YPAs will help to facilitate crafts, games, lessons, and animal meet-and-greets throughout the camp session.

This position requires a minimum FIVE week commitment (doesn’t have to be consecutive weeks of camp) volunteering with our younger camp groups. There will be an interview process and orientation dates scheduled, along with weekly coaching sessions with camp staff. The fee to participate is $100. Limited financial assistance is available!! Please email education@eastbayspca.org to request a scholarship.

SUMMER 2022

APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED

FALL 2022

Please stay tuned for more information about the 2022 Fall Camp sessions!

WINTER 2022

Stay tuned for more information about the 2022 Winter Camp sessions!

SPRING 2022

Ideal Candidate(s): For Spring Camp, we are only able to accept CITs who have already completed a summer as a CIT.

Location:  Camp sessions will be taking place at both locations (Oakland and Dublin).

Session Dates:  April 4-8 2022

Application Process:  Interested candidates should send an email to education@eastbayspca.org. Due to limited space, not all applicants will move along to being a CIT for the Spring Camp session. Please use an email address that you check frequently. All applicants must be available for the full session.

Fee:  Our Spring CIT Program has a $100 fee to supplement training and program materials. (Financial assistance available)

Application Deadline: March 15th, 2022

Questions: Please send an email to education@eastbayspca.org with any questions or concerns.

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