Work with Oakland Zoo and ARCAS to help sea turtles and other wildlife on this Eco-Trip.
Please contact us for more information. Online registration with Event Brite coming soon.
About the Program
Love kids, nature, and ZooCamp? We need your help! Join our ZooCamp Teen Assistant program and spend three weeks playing with kids, helping to lead activities, making crafts, dressing up in costumes and, of course, having fun all while earning community service hours. Teen Assistants are truly an integral part of the camp experience! Teen Assistants should be energetic and enjoy spending time with children. This program is designed for teens entering grades 9–12 in the Fall of 2020.
TAs must commit to working three weeks during the summer, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and may be invited back for additional weeks as the schedule allows.
You will be assigned to a ZooCamp class and will assist your teacher with tours, games, crafts and general camp merriment!
Prospective TAs should fill out the ZooCamp Teen Assistant Application (applications will be available March 1, 2020) along with one required letter of recommendation, and return it by the deadline of May 1st.
TA Applications must be turned in by Friday, May 1, 2020 in order to be considered.
Please note: If you were a TA last summer and are planning on returning this summer, please do not apply using the link above as it is for new TAs. We are sending out returning TA applications through the mail. If you have not received anything by March 18th, please use the contact below
The application supplies basic information, schedule requests, essay questions, and requires a letter of recommendation from an adult other than a relative.
Teen Assistants work with a variety of camp classes, aged pre-K through 5th grade. Although we do our best to accommodate your preference for a specific age group, we cannot guarantee placement with any particular class.
After all applications have been received, they will be scored and the highest scoring applicants will be accepted.
Applicants will be notified of their status by postal mail on or before May 16, 2020.
The final number of TAs accepted is determined by the number of camp classes and enrollment.
One 6-hour training session is also required, which will be held on a Saturday (specific date will be posted as we get closer to Summer).