Need-based scholarships available
Los Angeles, CA – Registration begins Monday, April 16th 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 18th at the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center in Long Beach. Camp registration begins at 10am on April 16th 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 $350 for campers and $275 for CITs.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for qualifying, first-time campers thanks to a generous donation from Marci Baron. Scholarship applications are available at spcaLA.com. For those wishing to add to the fund to make more scholarships available, please call 323-730-5300 x3253 to donate.
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.