Laugh with kookaburras, hop with kangaroos and walk with armadillos! Summer camp at The Creature Conservancy offers children an experience they will never forget.
Campers in our week-long sessions get hands-on opportunities with exotic animals from six continents during this science-based week of adventure. Animal adaptations, social behavior, habitats and conservation are part of a curriculum that is enhanced by visits with more than fifty different species of animal "educators". The campers also enjoy nature walks and cool projects such as making animal enrichment toys.
Our new Zookeeper for a Day opportunities for teens give animal enthusiasts a full day of hands-on work with the animals. Students work under the supervision of our camp director and knowledgeable staff. See the full description below!
Registration for The Creature Conservancy Summer Camps 2013 is now open. Check your summer schedule and register early to avoid disappointment! Find the camp you need and click on the Register Now button at the bottom of the descriptions.
A half-day program for children entering Kindergarten (Fall 2013). The campers spend the morning or afternoon engaged with animal visits and activities. They learn about the care of both domestic and exotic animals. They are also introduced to the characteristics that divide them into the mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian and fish classifications. Hands-on experiences with our gentlest animal residents and lots of crafts fill out an exciting week! The morning camp begins at 9:00 and pick up is at 12:00. The afternoon camp begins at 1:00 and pick-up is at 4:00. A snack will be provided.
Registration for Kinder Camp is $160 per session per child. Space is limited to 15 students per session.
One week only:
July 22 - July 26 Morning (9:00 - 12:00) (THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL.)
July 22 - July 26 Afternoon (1:00 - 4:00)
Fur, Feathers and Fun!
For grades 1st through 3rd (Fall 2013). Each day campers have up close and personal time with animals from six continents. Campers learn about the care and feeding of both domestic and exotic animals with hands-on participation. We investigate animal habitats and endangered species issues and enjoy nature walks and lots more summer camp fun! The camp day begins at 9:00 and pick up is at 4:00.
Registration for Fur, Feathers and Fun is $260 per session per child. Space is limited to 15 students per session.
June 17 - June 21 (THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL.) July 8 - July 12 (THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL.) August 5 - August 9 (THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL.)
Junior Zoo Camp
For grades 4th through 7th (Fall 2013). This camp is for the animal lover who wants to really understand the science of the animal world. Daily visits with animals from around the world help teach vertebrate biology and adaptations. We explore animal habitats and how environmental issues are affecting animal survival. Campers participate in animal care and feeding and work on animal enrichment projects. The camp day begins at 9:00 and pick up is at 4:00.
Registration for Junior Zoo Camp is $285 per session per child. Space is limited to 15 students per session.
June 24 - June 28 (THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL.) July 15 - July 19 (THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL.) July 29 - August 2 (THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL.) August 12 - August 16 (THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL.)
Zookeeper for a Day
For grades 8th-9th and 8th-12th (Fall 2013). These one-day camps are an exciting opportunity for animal enthusiasts to get a first-hand look at what it takes to care for the animals at The Creature Conservancy. Students will participate directly in aspects of zoo keeping such as food preparation and delivery, enclosure maintenance, cleaning, and data gathering. This is a whole day of involvement and learning as students work together with the camp director and other knowledgeable staff members. The day will finish with a hands-on presentation of some of our most interesting animal ambassadors! The day begins at 9:00 and ends at 4:00.
Registration for Zookeeper for a Day is $85 per student. Space is limited to 10 students per day.
Two one-day sessions only:
July 1 (for grades 8th and 9th) (THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL.)
July 2 (for grades 8th through 12th)
(Click on a thumbnail below to see full photo, then use arrow keys or click on right side of full photos to scroll through all and see the Summer Camp fun during previous years' camps for grades 1st through 7th!)