Counselor-In-Training Program

Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program

The CIT Program is a great opportunity for teens (age 12-17) looking to gain volunteer experience with children and animals!  As a Counselor-In-Training, participants will assist our camp staff in leading engaging week-long sessions of Animal Camp.  CIT’s will help to facilitate crafts, games, lessons, and animal meet-and-greets throughout the camp session.

WINTER CIT PROGRAM

Winter Camp Logistics: We have two 3-day session of animal camp available this year. There will be two camp sessions happening simultaneously at the Oakland and Dublin Adoption Centers.

Sessions run December 26-28 and January 2-4 from 9am-3pm for campers in grades 1-5

Ideal Candidate(s): For Winter Camp, we are only able to accept CIT’s who have already completed a youth volunteer program with East Bay SPCA in the past (previous CIT program or Youth Volunteer Club).

Application Process:  If you are interested and available please fill out the CIT Application Form via Google Forms. There is no formal interview process for our Winter Camp. Due to limited space, not all applicants will move along to being a Counselor in Training (CIT) for the Winter Camp session.

Application Deadline:  Winter CIT applications will be due by Friday, December 7th. Decisions will be announced on December 14th.

Questions:  Please contact Courtney Campbell, Humane Education Supervisor, with any questions or concerns.  She can be reached via email at ccampbell@eastbayspca.org or via phone at (925) 230-1304.

SPRING CIT PROGRAM

Ideal Candidate(s): For our Spring programs, we are only able to accept CIT’s who have already completed a youth volunteer program with East Bay SPCA in the past (previous CIT program or Youth Volunteer Club).

Location:  Camp sessions will take place at our Oakland and Dublin Adoption Centers

Application Process:  A link to the application form will be added to this website by March 1st for Spring Camp..

Application Deadline:  Spring CIT applications will be due by March 10th.

Required Dates:  All applicants must be available for at least one full week of camp.

Questions:  Please contact Courtney Campbell, Humane Education Supervisor, with any questions or concerns.  She can be reached via email at ccampbell@eastbayspca.org or via phone at (925) 230-1304.

SUMMER CIT PROGRAM

Our 2018 CIT Season is now closed.  Please check back for information on our 2019 Camp Season!

Application Deadline:  Sunday, April 15th

Process:  Upon reviewing applications, possible candidates will be invited to an interview. Selected CIT’s are required to attend a one-day mandatory training session, which will cover expectations, protocols, animal handing, safety techniques, etc.

Questions:  Please contact Courtney Campbell, Humane Education Supervisor, with any questions or concerns.  She can be reached via email at ccampbell@eastbayspca.org or via phone at (925) 230-1302.

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8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621

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510-569-0702

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Oakland, CA 94621

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410 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

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4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

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