June 24, 2016 - 5:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - The B.C. SPCA’s popular summer camps for kids may be in jeopardy in Kamloops unless more camp counsellors can be found.
“We run our camps for nearly 1,400 children across the province throughout July and August and the program is going strong again this year in most communities,” says B.C. SPCA humane education manager Paula Neuman. “Unfortunately are really struggling to hire enough counsellors for our camps in Kamloops.”
The week-long camps immerse kids aged seven to 12 in a range of fun, engaging activities that increase their understanding about companion, farm and wild animals and help them develop skills to make a difference for animals in their community.
The camps offer a variety of activities, including outdoor and indoor games, guest speakers, hand-on creative projects, making toys and treats for the animals, shelter tours and visits with specially selected and approved shelter animals.
“We would hate to have to cancel any of the camps, so if anyone is interested in becoming a B.C. SPCA camp counselor this summer we urge them to contact us as soon as possible,” says Neuman.
The jobs are funded by Canada Summer Jobs grants so applicants must be full time students and intending to return to school in the fall and be between 15 to 30 years old to qualify.
To apply or for details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full list of available summer camp dates and locations, and to register online, please visit spca.bc.ca/camp.
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