Spend your summer at Catskill Animal Sanctuary, a home for rescued farmed animals, helping children connect with our 300 animal residents, each other, and their inner sense of compassion!
The Counselor Intern will assist with Camp Kindness and CK Teens, weekly day programs for children ages 8-16 that focus on fostering compassion for all living beings. This internship provides an opportunity to work at a unique summer program that encourages children to learn about the plight of farmed animals as well as how they are similar to humans, and explore more compassionate choices. Activities include time with the animals, making food, providing animal care, games, activities, and discussions. Interns in this role are crucial for providing a safe and fun environment for the children and youth who we serve.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Schedule: July 1 to August 9, Monday to Friday for 7-8 hours per day
You must be able to commit to all four weeks of camp (July 8 to August 2), plus mandatory training during the first week of July. Interns are expected to work Monday through Friday for up to 40 hours per week.
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Catskill Animal Sanctuary is a 148-acre refuge in New York's Hudson Valley for eleven species of farmed animals rescued from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment opened in 2001 by founders Kathy Stevens and Jesse Moore. In addition to direct animal aid, the Sanctuary offers signature programming aimed at encouraging our guests and the world at large to adopt a plant-based lifestyle. Programming includes customized tours, a vegan cooking program, mentor and youth leadership programs, which are positioned to become national models. In addition to programming, the historical Homestead building serves as a Bed and Breakfast venue for guests to enjoy a more in-depth and personal experience of the Sanctuary.