Animal Care Instructors teach campers how to interact with and care for the animals at our on-site farm, which is home to pigs, sheep, alpacas 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. The salary for a first year staff person ranges from $6,500 – $7,000 for the 10-week summer.

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

We are a summer day camp that prides itself on creating a fun, supportive environment for our campers and staff. We call ourselves a child-centered program, meaning that our attitude and approach to everything we do at camp focuses on creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere for our campers.

We are looking for motivated individuals who have a desire to teach, nurture, and create lasting memories. In addition to the growth you will see in your campers, you will also face lots of growth! Through your challenges and successes, our Leadership Team (a group of camp and education professionals) will support and guide you as you become a stronger leader, develop important life skills, and have a lot of fun!

Application Instructions

Please visit www.workatcamp.com to submit an application! Applications must be submitted by May 30th. Please note that we hire on an ongoing basis, so we recommend to submit your application by early April.