Need-based scholarships available
Los Angeles, CA (4/4/19) – Registration begins Monday, April 15th for Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) Friends for Life Summer Camp™. Camp is for kids 8-13 years old; Counselor-in-Training (CIT) opportunities available for teens 14-17. Need-based camper scholarships are available.
Campers learn about pet responsibility, kindness to animals, and positive reinforcement dog training. CITs explore animal-related careers, participate in more advanced dog training, assist with the care of our shelter pets, and develop leadership skills as they guide younger campers through various camp activities.
Friends for Life Camp begins June 17th at the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center in Long Beach. Camp registration begins at 10am on April 15th online at spcaLA.com.
There are eight, one-week sessions available. Each session is broken into two age groups: Beagles ages 8-10 and Boxers ages 11-13. The cost is $360 for campers and $275 for CITs.
A need-based scholarship fund was established in 2016 by spcaLA donor, Marci Baron. Donors wishing to add to the fund to make more scholarships available may donate online or by phone at (323) 730-5300 x3253. The scholarship is available for qualifying, first-time campers. Scholarship applications are available at spcaLA.com on April 15th.
Friends for Life Camp started in 2004 and is beneficial to the community both in and out of the shelter. Campers learn valuable lessons about animal related topics while providing socialization and basic training to dozens of shelter dogs each summer.
For more information about camp or enrolling, please visit spcaLA.com or contact spcaLA’s Humane Education Department at (562) 216-2545.