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Jr. Camp Counselor

Earn community service hours at the Zoo!
Jr. Camp Counselors assist Zoo Camp counselors at the award-winning Zoo Camp. They lead songs, play games, and assist young campers with arts and crafts while ensuring their safety.

Summer Zoo Camp runs from June 12 to August 18. You must volunteer for a minimum of three weeks of camp, but weeks do not have to be consecutive.

Shift: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM


  • Current junior high or high school student.
  • Submit one reference letter from an adult who is not a family member
  • Attend all training sessions
  • Enjoy working with young children and willing to act silly during games and while singing songs.
  • Take direction and work as part of a team.

Application process:

  • Submit application and reference letter
  • Group interviews on April 29 and May 6
  • Training in late May and early June

There is an $85 tuition fee for the Jr. Camp Counselor program, payable upon acceptance.

500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103