2019 Camp Counselors are LIVE!


It's that time again.

The Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation is accepting applications for potential 2019 Camp HOPE Counselors and Junior Counselors (JC's) and staff.

All applications are due on for before January 15th, 2019. 

Application is attached in the link below. 

Please note if you plan to apply, you will be expected to attend all training meetings and assist with at least 2 of the animal ambassador workshops that will all be held on four Saturdays between February- June.

Past Camp HOPE counselor and junior counselor need to submit an application and go through the interview process also.

Please note: there is no cost to be a camp HOPE counselor or JC and it is not a paid position; however, we do view this position as a type of job. You will be expected to be on time, be committed to the events and activities surrounding Camp HOPE training and program and attendance is very important.

We welcome you to share this information with any friends that you believe would be awesome counselors.

We look forward to another awesome year!

Camp Counselor Application


Camp Hope Applications are now Live!



  • Session 1 - June 24th - 28th
  • Session 2 - July 29th - Aug 2nd

Camp HOPE - Summer Day Camp


Camp HOPE Summer Day Camp

  • Open to youth ages 9-12 years old.
  • Camp introduces campers to a variety of hands- on learning modes to allow youth to explore career and volunteer opportunities, basic pet responsibility, important life skills and local animal issues.
  • Campers will need to provide their own sack lunch daily: LUNCH WILL NOT be provided.
  • The cost of Camp HOPE is $210 per camper and includes all learning supplies.
  • Each camp session is limited to 36 campers; Camp HOPE fills up fast, so early register is recommended.
  • Advance registration is mandatory and on a first come-first serve basis once completed registration and payment is received.
  • All refunds must be requested at least 30 days prior to the first day of camp for your session; after this time refunds will not be made.

Where and when to turn in applications

  • Parents can enroll their children as early as you like.
  • You have the option to print and mail the application in or drop if off at the Santa Maria Animal Center. You can find the forms at the bottom of the page.
  • You will be informed by e-mail that the registration and payment have been received. This is also an excellent way to share any questions or concerns about camp.

Financial Assistance

  • SBCACF funds 5 financial aid requests per camp session
  • If is important to turn financial aid requests in early, before the allotted spaces are filled.
  • To apply, please fill complete the application process HERE

2019 Dates

  • Session 1 - June 24th - 28th
  • Session 2 - July 29th - Aug 2nd

2019 Camp Hope Application

Fill out application online by clicking on the link below

2019 Camp Hope Application


Click on a file to download.

About Us



Camp Hope will fuel that compassion for animals, by helping your child learn to care for, help, enjoy and teach the shelter animals compassion.



We have so much fun at Camp Hope!  Speakers, making special treats for the animals, arts, crafts, interactive play, and much more!!



Camp Hope helps and teaches your child all of the responsibilities in taking care of a pet in a way they can understand.