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Eric Kilby

Counselor in Training (Stone Zoo)

ZooCamp 2024 is looking for Counselors in Training!

If you're a former ZooCamp participant aged 15-17, you're eligible to apply for the CIT program at Stone Zoo!

CITs will be supervised by ZooCamp staff and will be responsible for assisting them with maintaining a fun, safe, and educational environment for the campers. This is done by modeling ZooCamp expectations, assisting campers with activities, and encouraging participation throughout the week. The CIT program will provide teen volunteers with experience in conservation, education, working with children within a camp setting, classroom management, and working as part of a team.

Applications are due April 1, 2024

Job Description


Qualifications: An applicant must ...

  • Be a student aged 15-17. Grade/age verification may be required. 
  • Have completed at least one session of ZooCamp at Stone Zoo as a camper. 
  • Commit to one full week of summer ZooCamp, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday. 
    • Commit to three mandatory trainings in the spring.
    • Thursday, May 23rd from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm (parent/guardian attendance required)
    • Saturday, May 25th from 10:00 am-2:00 pm
    • Wednesday, June 12th from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Arrive on time and stay for their entire shift, each day, with reliable transportation to and from the zoo.
  • Enjoy interacting with children.
  • Have interest in conservation and zoos.
  • Have a strong desire to uphold Zoo New England’s messages, mission, and goals.
  • Adhere to all ZooCamp and Zoo New England policies and procedures.
  • Complete the Center for Disease Control and Protection’s “Heads UP” online training upon acceptance to the program.

CITs will:

  • Assist Camp Counselors and the ZooCamp Director with all aspects of camp for ages 4-10.
  • Learn how to lead different components of ZooCamp including games, crafts, and activities.
  • Learn about the animals that call Stone Zoo home to better teach campers.
  • Learn how to handle select ambassador animals at the discretion of the Education Department Staff.


  • A great learning experience that’s fun and contributes to the zoo and to participants in camp programs.
  • Resume-building skills and opportunities for professional development.
  • Community service hours for school, sports teams, etc.
  • Membership to Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo for yourself and your family.


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Cancellation Policy:

If you need to cancel three weeks or more before the start of your camp week, 25% of your payment will be refunded, minus a $10 service fee. If you are cancelling three weeks or less before the start of your camp session, no refunds will be issued.

Contact Us:

Please email us at if you have any questions! Please note: parents/guardians should refrain from emailing regarding applications, please encourage your CIT to email us.