Creature Camp

School break camps for kids from kindergarten through 6th grade

2016-2017 Academic Year

Children in grades K-6 can spend their day(s) off from school with the animals at The Creature Conservancy! These day camps and week-long camps are scheduled for times when various area schools are not in session.

Students get to help with care and feeding of select animals and enjoy up close and personal time with some of our animal ambassadors! Age groups are divided to offer age-appropriate experience. Activities vary according to age group and time of year. The learning doesn't have to stop with a day off school!

Space is limited in each camp, so check your school calendar and register early to avoid disappointment.

Creature Camp 2016-2017 hours cost
Day Camps 8:00am - 5:00pm $65
Friday, Oct 21* Monday, Jan 16* Friday, Apr 14  
Tuesday, Nov 1* Monday, Feb 20 Tuesday, May 2
Wednesday, Nov 2* Friday, Mar 3  
Tuesday, Nov 8* Friday, Mar 17 *registration closed
3-Day Camp: Wednesday-Friday, Jan 4-6, 2017* 8:30am - 4:00pm $195
Week-long Camp Spring Break: Monday-Friday, Apr 3-7, 2017 8:30am - 4:00pm $275


Payment is due at registration. You may register your child for as few or as many camps as you like. If space remains available, you may register later for additional camps, however space is limited in each camp and registration will close when the camp reaches capacity.

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"Kids and Creatures" - for preschoolers and their parents

March 1-29 and April 12

Our series of programs just for preschoolers and parents/caregivers starts up again in March! Join us every Wednesday morning with your young one to meet new animals, play "animal" games, listen to stories about animals, and create fun (animal-themed!) crafts.

We start off each day with an introduction to 3-4 amazing animals such as an armadillo, kangaroo, opossum, rabbit, Russian tortoise, blue-tongued skink, axolotl, or fire salamander. Kids and parents/grandparents/guardians will learn about each animal, get to ask questions, and even touch some of the hardier animals! Then, we'll get on our feet for some movement activities and games designed for various ages and abilities, followed by group story time. The morning concludes with sensory stations and several cool crafts based on the animals from that week's presentation.

This is a wonderful experience for your child to learn about and expand their exposure to the natural world. It is designed as a child and parent/caregiver class. We encourage you to share this time with your child and find alternative arrangements for siblings under 2.5 years. In general, the time dedicated to viewing and quietly listening to facts about the animals is beyond what should/can be expected of those younger than 2.5 years. Thank you in advance for your foreplanning and keeping our classroom environment enjoyable for all participants, and safe for the animals and their handlers.

Ages: 2.5 - 5 years

Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 12 (no class April 5th)

Time: 10am - 12pm

Cost per 6-week session: $110 for adult and one preschooler; additional preschoolers from the same family $80

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TCC's Education Center
giant toad
meeting a new animal rabbit
storytime storytime girl playing kids and creatures program
movement activities creative movement creative movement bean bag toss



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.

Dates for Summer Camp 2017 will be announced in February and registration will begin shortly thereafter.

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


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