The B.C. SPCA holds summer camps throughout the province but there is a need for counsellors in Vernon.

The B.C. SPCA holds summer camps throughout the province but there is a need for counsellors in Vernon.

Youth camps require employees immediately

The SPCA’s summer camps for kids may be in jeopardy in Vernon unless more counsellors can be found.

The B.C. SPCA’s summer camps for kids may be in jeopardy in Vernon unless more counsellors can be found.

“We run our camps for nearly 1,400 children throughout July and August across B.C. and the program is going strong again this year in most communities,” said Paula Neuman, humane education manager.

“Unfortunately, we are really struggling to hire enough counsellors for our camps in Vernon.”

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, hands-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 counsellor this summer, we urge them to contact us as soon as possible,” said Neuman.

To apply or for details, contact ctaylor@spca.bc.ca and for a full list of available summer camp dates and to register, go to spca.bc.ca/camp.

For more information, call Chelsea Taylor, Vernon branch manager, at 250-241-2513.