Off-Season Zoo Camp Descriptions

Camp descriptions are listed in alphabetical order by name within each age group.

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5-7 Year-Olds
Animal Architects The largest eagle nest ever built is over 9 feet in diameter, a dam in Canada constructed by beavers can be seen from space and gophers have been known to engineer underground towns that can hold over 1,000 of their friends! Get ready to build, construct and engineer like nature’s finest animal architects in this amazing camp!
Animal Elves Help make Christmas a magical time for our Zoo animals too! Help our Zookeepers deliver presents to our animal friends and spread holiday cheer throughout the Zoo.
Claws, Paws & Jaws Animals use many body parts to help them do things like climb trees, catch prey, eat, run and groom themselves. Learn how our animals use their claws, paws, and jaws for many unique activities!
Critter Keeper Learn about what it takes to care for an animal in a Zoo! Meet some behind the scenes animals and find out how zookeepers care for and feed them every day. You might be surprised at how much work goes into our animals' care!
Dr. Zoolittle It takes a team to make sure our Zoo animals are healthy, and we need your help! During the week you will get to experience life as a busy Zoo Vet. Learn what healthy behaviors we look for in our animals and how we keep them flourishing at the Zoo!
GSI: Giraffe Species Investigators Exotic locations, daring discoveries and giraffes in disguise! Giraffe Species Investigators will travel across the Zoo to uncover how animals live in the wild.
Jr. Animal Chef Put your chef hat on and grab a whisk, it’s time to get cooking! Campers will help prepare treats and meals for their favorite animals, as well as some tasty "animal-themed" treats for themselves to enjoy.
Jr. Animal Trainers Learn how zookeepers teach different behaviors to our animals to aid in their daily care.
Littlest Zookeeper Grab your khaki, it’s time to be a zookeeper! Explore the Zoo with real-life keepers and get behind-the-scene looks at what it takes to care for exotic animals. Campers will even get the chance to adopt a Zoo animal to take care of for the week.
Monkey Around Swing through the trees with our monkeys, big and small! Meet our 5 species of monkeys here at the Zoo to learn about what they eat, how our zookeepers keep them busy, and how to spot the difference between a monkey and an ape.
Scales & Tails Animal characteristics are wildly different from species to species, but they all serve important roles. Explore answers to questions like, "Where does a snake's tail start?" and, "Why does a cheetah have a longer tail than a serval?" in this exploratory camp.
Spots or Stripes Tiger stripes or cheetah spots? And sometimes maybe both! Every animal has a pattern unique to themselves. Learn about how and why these animals use different patterns to help them survive in the wild. 
Wild West Wranglers Howdy all wranglers and ranch hands! Are you ready to learn about the Zoo's farm animals? Spend the week taking care of the animals in Wrangler Roundup by feeding them, grooming them, and even saddling them up for a ride!
Zoo Action Heroes Grab your capes and put those super powers to the test! Campers will use their super sight, extraordinary hearing and rapid speed to save the Zoo’s animals from extinction.
8-12 Year-Olds
Awesome Adaptations Animals species are different because they have adapted over time to their environment. In this science-based camp, you will learn why a giraffe's neck is so long, why red pandas are red, and why servals have a shorter tail than cheetahs.
Animal Athletes Do you know what it takes to run like a cheetah, swing like a monkey or leap like a lemur? During this camp you will get to participate in physical activities to learn just how athletic animals have to be to survive in the wild.
Animal Chef Put your chef hat on and grab a whisk, it’s time to get cooking! Campers will help prepare treats and meals for their favorite animals, as well as some tasty "animal-themed" treats for themselves to enjoy.
Animal Elves Help make Christmas a magical time for our Zoo animals too! Help our Zookeepers deliver presents to our animal friends and spread holiday cheer throughout the Zoo.
Animal Training 101 Learn how zookeepers teach behaviors to our animals to aid in their daily care. Campers will get the chance to adopt an animal to train for the week, applying learned knowledge to real-life situations.
Creative Creatures We are excited to combine two exciting interests in one camp- art and animals! You may not know this, but some of our animals are actually artists as well! Each day of camp you will take home a one of a kind animal painting, along with a few of your own.
Jr. Zoo Crew The Zoo could not run without the help of our Zoo Crew volunteers during our busy season. Get a glimpse of what our Zoo Crew help with and get trained up for the day that you can become a Zoo Crew too!
Jr. Zoo Vet Zoo vets are animal doctors who get to work with a huge variety of animals! Campers will learn all about animal health and hear from our vet staff about some of the Zoo’s most exciting animals and the steps we take to keep them healthy.
Jr. Zookeeper Our Zoo animals are well taken care of- just ask their keepers! Get a behind-the-scenes look at how our zookeepers keep our animals happy and healthy every day. Wear your work shoes because it may be tougher than you think!
Jungle Jobs It takes a lot of work to protect the animals of our planet, but they need people to do it. In this camp you will explore different careers that work with animals, protecting their environment, and teaching others about them.
Wildlife Rescuers Join our team of Wildlife Rescuers here at the Zoo! Each day campers will learn how animals are saved in the wild and get to meet some of the Zoo’s rescued animals, including Apollo the bobcat, Liv the wallaby and Steve the alligator.
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