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Animal Adventures

Counselor In Training (CIT) Program

Animal Adventures CIT program is a volunteer position that allows teens between the ages of 14 and 18 the opportunity to work with animals, and help out with Animal Adventures summer camp. Teens will learn fun facts about the animals and be shown how to: clean cages, handle and feed animals, and assist with summer camp.


  • CITs MUST have previously attended a full Animal Adventures week camp.
  • CITs will be expected to help camp leaders with crafts, free hold opportunities, games, and any other camp activities.
  • CITs must be dropped off at Animal Adventures at 8:45am and be picked up at 12:15pm.

Applicants who are chosen for the program will have a mandatory meeting at 8:30am on the first day of the camp week scheduled to volunteer. During this time you will learn how to clean cages, handle animals (such as small mammals and reptiles), and will be taught camp rules and procedures.

Only a few CITs will be needed each week. Applicants who are chosen will be assigned a week that works best for both Animal Adventures and CIT.

To be reviewed for Animal Adventures CIT program you must:

1) Fill out the application
2) On a separate sheet of paper, write a small (100 word) essay explaining why you should be chosen to be a CIT (typed or written clearly).
3) Send in your application to:

                            Animal Adventures

                            CIT Program

                            336 Sugar Rd.

                            Bolton, MA 01740

4) Please have a reference letter sent as well (from a non-family member; for example, family friend, teacher, pastor).

All applications will be reviewed; a phone call will be made to those who are chosen for the program. We will keep all applications on file (for one year) in case of last minute openings.