Animal Care Instructors teach campers how to interact with and care for the animals at our on-site farm, which is home to 5-8 pigs, sheep, and goats. They create and teach an animal care curriculum for campers aged 4-8, and focus on different topics each week like the animals’ digestive systems or eye and teeth shape. Animal Care staff work together with the Pony staff to create and teach a fun and informative curriculum.

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Teaching/Education


Applicants must be 18 years of age or have graduated high school, and must have summer housing available to them in the greater Los Angeles area (Conejo, San Fernando, or Simi Valleys).

Required Skills:

A love for animals and a background in basic animal care is a must. Applicants should be physically able to harness larger animals, lift smaller ones, and manage troughs, feed barrels, and mucking wheelbarrows.

About Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp

Our child-centered program focuses on personal growth for campers and staff. We are looking for motivated individuals who have a desire to teach, nurture, and create lasting memories. You have only one summer each year. We want our staff members to have the best possible summer helping children learn and grow in a fun and supportive outdoor setting.

Application Instructions

Applications can be submitted through our hiring website, www.workatcamp.com. Applications must be received by May 1. Please note that we hire on an ongoing basis and recommend applying by early April if possible.