The Creature Conservancy Summer Camps

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 a wide variety of animal "educators". Campers will see up to 75 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates including at least a dozen recent additions. The campers also enjoy nature walks and cool projects such as making animal enrichment toys.

Our 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!

Space in each camp is limited to 16 students, so plan to register early! These camps fill quickly.

Registration for The Creature Conservancy Summer Camps 2014 is now open. Find the camp session you need and click on the date to register.

 

Kinder Camp

A half-day program for children entering Kindergarten (Fall 2014). 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 16 students per session.

Sessions:

June 23 - June 27 Morning (9:00 - 12:00)

June 23 - June 27 Afternoon (1:00 - 4:00)

July 21 - July 25 Morning (9:00 - 12:00) Registration for this session is now closed.

July 21 - July 25 Afternoon (1:00 - 4:00) Registration for this session is now closed.

 

Fur, Feathers and Fun!

For grades 1st through 3rd (Fall 2014). 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 16 students per session.

Sessions:

June 9 - June 13

July 7 - July 11 This session is now full.

August 4 - August 8 This session is now full.

August 18 - August 22 This session is now full.

 

Junior Zoo Camp

For grades 4th through 7th (Fall 2014). 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 16 students per session.

Sessions:

June 16 - June 20 This session is now full.

July 14 - July 18 This session is now full.

July 28 - August 1 This session is now full.

August 11 - August 15 This session is now full.

 

Zookeeper for a Day

For grades 7th-9th and 10th-12th (Fall 2014). 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:

June 30 (for grades 7th, 8th and 9th) Registration for this session is now closed.

July 1 (for grades 10th, 11th and 12th)

 

(Click on a thumbnail below to see full photo, then use arrow keys to scroll and see the camp fun during previous years!)