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Camps

Registration for Summer 2019 open on February 1st!


TEEN ZOO CREW 2019

This program is for reliable, responsible teenagers entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade who are able to commit to 2 periods of 6 hours each week, for 11 consecutive weeks during the summer. Students who wish to participate should contact staffing@thecreatureconservancy.org for application details. 

A limited number of spaces is available, and the application period closes April 1st, 2019. Accepted applicants will receive an invitation to register no later than May 1st, and should complete the registration & shift assignment process by May 15th. Preference will be given to applicants who have minimal planned absences, but planned absences do not disqualify interested participants.

Ages: Entering 10th, 11th & 12th grades (Fall 2019)

2018 Session: Teen Zoo Crew 2019 runs from June 18th through September 1st, 2019.

Time: Periods include either Tuesday or Thursday from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm AND Saturday or Sunday from 12:15 pm - 6:15 pm. Attending a weekday and a weekend period is required each week.

Cost per session: Tuition of $200 covers hands-on training in exotic animal care, environmental interpretation, and current topics in conservation as well as mentoring by Conservancy staff. 

This event will be held weekly in our Main Building. 


Zookeeper Camp

This camp, offered once yearly, is designed for students who have a passion for animals and want to learn the type of care that is required for the varied species at The Creature Conservancy. Students will help with animal diet prep and delivery directly to the animals, and get involved with enclosure maintenance, cleaning, and data collection on certain species. Students will have the opportunity to design novel animal enrichment and brainstorm cool animal habitats. Working with the camp director and our knowledgeable staff, students will enjoy the complete zookeeping experience! 

Ages: For students entering grades 7th through 9th (Fall 2019).

2019 Sessions:

July 1st - July 3rd

August 26th - August 28th 

Time: The camp day begins at 9:00 and pick up is at 4:00.

Camp After Hours is not available for this camp. 

Cost: Registration for the 3-day session is $180 per student.

This event will be held in our Education Center.

Desired session full? Get on the waiting list!

 


Zoo Camp (Grades 1-3)

Campers spend each day engaged in animal visits and activities, including some animal feeding and learning about aspects of animal care.  The Creature Conservancy is home to over 70 species of animal, and campers will be introduced to the majority of these fascinating creatures.  Lessons and themes vary daily and promote awareness of animal habitats, life cycles, and how we can help protect creatures in the natural world. Campers will also enjoy outdoor nature walks along with crafts, activities, and games. 

Ages: Entering grades 1st - 3rd (Fall 2019)

2019 Sessions: 

June 17th-June 21st

July 8th- July 12th

July 22nd- July 26th

August 5th - August 9th

August 19th- August 23rd

Time: The camp day begins at 9:00 and pick up is at 4:00.

Camp After Hours is available from 4:00 - 6:00pm (maximum 10 students per camp week). Registration is $75 per session.

Cost: Registration is $275 per session.

This event will be held in our Education Center.

Desired session full? Get on the waiting list!


Zoo Camp (Grades 4-6)

This camp is for the animal lover who wants to really understand the science of the animal world.  During the week, campers will meet and learn about over 60 species of animal including both vertebrates and invertebrates. We will explore animal habitats and learn how environmental issues can affect animal survival in the wild. Campers will help with daily animal feeding and care and will also get involved in fun animal enrichment projects.

There is an optional extended evening experience on Thursday night to spend some time observing our nocturnal animals! Sign-up for the extended evening stay is available on the first day of your camp. Fee of $25 applies ($15 for those registered in Camp After Hours).

Ages: Entering grades 4th - 6th (Fall 2019)

2019 Sessions: 

June 24th- June 28th

July 15th - July 19th

July 29th - August 2nd

August 12th - August 16th

Time: The camp day begins at 9:00 and pick up is at 4:00.

Camp After Hours is available from 4:00 - 6:00pm (maximum 10 students per camp week). Registration is $75 per session.

Cost: Registration is $300 per session.

This event will be held in our Education Center.

Desired session full? Get on the waiting list!


Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than three weeks before the date of camp, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within two weeks of camp, you will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given if cancellation occurs within a week of the program.