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.

Registration for The Creature Conservancy Summer Camps 2016 is now open! Find the camp session you need and click on the date to register. Please have your insurance and payment information ready.

Space in each camp is limited, so plan to register early - these camps fill quickly! If your summer plans change after you've registered, refunds will be given up to three weeks prior to your camp start date.

 

Kinder Camp

A half-day program for children entering Kindergarten (Fall 2016).The campers spend a half day 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 session begins at 9:00 and pick up is at 12:00. The afternoon session begins at 1:00 and pick up is at 4:00. A snack will be provided.

Registration for Kinder Camp is $160 per child.

Two sessions only:

July 11 - July 15 Morning (9:00 - 12:00)

July 11 - July 15 Afternoon (1:00 - 4:00)

 

Fur, Feathers and Fun!

For grades 1st through 3rd (Fall 2016). 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.

Sessions:

June 13 - June 17

June 27 - July 1 - This session is now full - please click here to be added to the waitlist.

July 18 - July 22 - This session is now full - please click here to be added to the waitlist.

August 1 - August 5 - This session is now full - please click here to be added to the waitlist.

August 15 - August 19 - This session is now full - please click here to be added to the waitlist.

 

Junior Zoo Camp

For grades 4th through 7th (Fall 2016). 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 globe 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.

There is an optional overnight stay on Thursday night to spend some time observing our nocturnal animals! Sign-up for the overnight stay is available on the first day of your camp.

Registration for Junior Zoo Camp is $285 per session per child; the July 5-8 camp (four days only) is $230.

Sessions:

June 20 - June 24 - This session is now full - please click here to be added to the waitlist.

July 5 - July 8 (4 days only) - This session is now full - please click here to be added to the waitlist.

July 25 - July 29 - This session is now full - please click here to be added to the waitlist.

August 8 - August 12 - This session is now full - please click here to be added to the waitlist.

August 22 - August 26 - This session is now full - please click here to be added to the waitlist.

 

Zookeeper

For grades 8th through 12th (Fall 2016). This weeklong camp is 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 participate directly in aspects of zoo keeping such as food preparation and delivery, enclosure maintenance, cleaning, and data gathering. This is an entire week of involvement and learning as students work together with the camp director and other knowledgeable staff members. Each day includes hands-on presentations of some of our most interesting animal ambassadors! The day begins at 9:00 and ends at 4:00.

Registration for Zookeeper is $295 per student.

One session only:

July 11 - July 15

 

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