Need-based scholarships available

Los Angeles, CA — Summer is coming, which means 400 8-17 years olds will attend the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) Friends for Life Summer Camp™. Campers learn about pet responsibility, kindness to animals, and positive reinforcement dog training. One-week sessions of Friends for Life Camp start June 19th at the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center in Long Beach. Registration begins April 17th at 10am online at spcaLA.com.

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.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for qualifying, first-time campers thanks to a generous donation from Marci Baron. For those wishing to add to the fund to make more scholarships available, please call 323-730-5300 x253 to donate.

There are eight, one-week sessions available. Each session is broken into two age groups: Beagles ages 8-10 and Boxers ages 11-13. There is also a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program for kids 14-17. The cost is $350 for campers and $275 for CITs.

For more information about camp or enrolling, please visit spcaLA.com or contact spcaLA’s Humane Education Department at (562) 570-4909.