Jr. Safari Summer Camp

Come and monkey around at Summer Camp 2022!

Make the Summer One to Remember

All 1st through 6th Grade Camps are Sold Out!
Our waitlist on all full camps is also closed at this time. 
7th & 8th Grade Camps Still Available
Jr. Safari is a weeklong, full day camp running form 8:30am to 4:00pm. It allows your child the unique opportunity to come up close and personal with the zoo's animal collection while participating in developmentally appropriate, science based learning experiences. All projects are designed not only to entertain, but also to educate the campers about the natural world of animals.
Camp is designed for campers entering grades 1st to 6th in Fall 2022.
The exceptions are the weeks beginning July 18th and August 1st which are designed exclusively for campers entering 7th and 8th in Fall 2022.
Each week of camp will address another fun, educational theme. 

 


For your camper's safety we will be limiting each group to 20 campers, kept socially distanced from the second group at all times. ALL campers will be required to wear a mask while indoors except when eating or drinking. ALL campers must answer a health check upon check in. Each camper will be given a personal "camp kit" containing their own set of items traditionally shared by groups such as art supplies. Frequent washing of hands will occur and there will be sanitation stations through out the zoo. In addition, our zoo staff disinfects all high touch surfaces every hour. 

Camps For Grades 1st thru 6th

camp2-min

S.T.E.A.M. in the ZOO!

SOLD OUT

June 6th - June 11th

A cockatoo can compete with a 747 jet engine on the decibel meter! And Velcro was “invented” by a plant! The zoo is full of amazing natural scientific wonders! Come explore the S.T.E.A.M side of America's Teaching Zoo and its creatures with hands-on experiments emphasizing science, technology, engineering, art and math.

This theme also runs July 11th -15th. Material is the same as this week.

 

Zookeeping 101

SOLD OUT

June 13th - June 17th


Come with us and spend the week learning about what it takes to be a zookeeper. Campers will be making diets, enrichment and yes, even cleaning enclosures!

This theme also runs July 5th - 8th. Material is the same as this week.

camp8-min
Opossum

Wildlife Allies

SOLD OUT

June 20th - June 24th

The only North American marsupial lives in your very own backyard!  Every day and night remarkable animals walk through your back yard and we can help them to survive! Become a Wildlife Ally and learn about actions we all can take to help animals in our very own backyard.

Wild In the City

SOLD OUT

June 27th - July 1st

No need to head out on an African Safari to find whole habitat of Wild Animals! We are Wild in the City! This camp will focus on the native ecosystems and habitats in local urban and surrounding areas and give steps on how we can be part of this Wild Habitat.

Felix the Raccoon
camp7-min

Zookeeping 101

SOLD OUT

July 5th - July 8th

Come with us and spend the week learning about what it takes to be a zookeeper. Campers will be making diets, enrichment and yes, even cleaning enclosures!

Due to Holiday, this Camp week is only 4 days. Pricing reflects this shortened week.
This theme also runs June 13th - 17th. Material is the same as this week.

S.T.E.A.M. in the ZOO!

SOLD OUT

July 11th - July 15th

A cockatoo can compete with a 747 jet engine on the decibel meter! And Velcro was “invented” by a plant! The zoo is full of amazing natural scientific wonders! Come explore the S.T.E.A.M side of America's Teaching Zoo and its creatures with hands-on experiments emphasizing science, technology, engineering, art and math.

This theme also runs June 6th - 11th. Material is the same as this week.

camp9-min
camp1-min

Zookeeping 101

SOLD OUT

July 25th - July 29th

Come with us and spend the week learning about what it takes to be a zookeeper. Campers will be making diets, enrichment and yes, even cleaning enclosures!

This theme also runs June 13th - 17th & July 5th-8th. Material is the same as this week.

Camps Open to Grades 7th and 8th

camp11-min

YOU Run the Zoo!

July 18th - July 22nd

Animal Care is just one part of running a Zoo. Social media, graphic creation, record keeping, training behaviors, landscaping, culinary design, sound production are just a few of the things that are part of running the Zoo! Join us as YOU Run the Zoo!

Animal Dream Jobs

Animal Dream Jobs

August 1st - August 5th

Explore some of the possibilities of careers in the animal industry. From training wild animals to becoming a vet to educating others about wildlife we will cover it all! Discover the fun side of these jobs and the path it takes to make your dreams come true!

What Camp Includes!

Camp T-Shirt

Campers are asked to wear designated Jr. Safari Camp shirt daily. Shirts are provided on the first day of Camp and campers are allowed to add their own creative flair if desired.

Camp Swag Bag

All campers will receive  personal "camp kit" containing their own set of items traditionally shared by groups such as art supplies.

Up close Animal Experiences

Camp activities include animal presentations, handling opportunities, art projects, and science projects. All activities have been developed by our professional zoo education staff with the campers age in mind. Activities occur within the safety of zoo grounds under direct supervision. The campers will have special access to the back area, barns, classrooms, zoo kitchen, and wildlife theater. Although we have many touchable animals at the zoo, the campers' safety is always our first concern. Therefore; campers will not come in physical contact with all the animals at the zoo.

Family Fridays

Fridays are specials days here at the zoo. Campers will have the privilege of inviting their family and friends to attend an animal presentation that they have prepared and tour them around the Zoo. This is a special moment to see what your camper has learned during their week.

Memories That Will Last FOREVER!

Pricing

Zoo Camper

$350 / week
  • 5 Days, Full Time; Zoo Day Camp

Camp the week of July 4th is 4 days only- discounted price is reflected at Registration.

Members receive a 10% discount on registration fee.

Other Information: 

Camp Hours. A full day of camp runs from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Monday through Friday. Camp day begins with drop off/sign in with a camp counselor at the front of the zoo. Camper should arrive no later than 15 minutes before camp start time. Pick up runs from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Late pick up beyond the 15 minute grace period will be charged at a rate of $1.00 per minute.

 

What to Bring: Campers are required to bring a lunch, snack and water bottle each day. Please also bring a mask. Campers are also required to wear Camp T-Shirt daily.

 

Refund Policy. If unforeseen circumstances arise refunds are as follows:
-Up to two weeks before your start date, a full date minus a $10 handling fee

-Within two weeks of your start date, a 50% refund

-Once your camp date has arrived, no refund will be given

To receive a refund please contact the Zoo Office at (805) 378-1441.

We Can't Wait to See You At the Zoo!