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Summer Programs

Junior Zookeeper Program

This exciting new program was created for kids that really love animals and/or want to be a zookeeper when they grow-up. The program is designed to immerse them more and more into the keeping experience as they get older. To accommodate various ages, we have designed the following programs:

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Junior Zookeeper Camp

The Junior Zookeeper Camp is designed for kids from Kindergarten to 9 years old. The camp includes:

  • Full-Day Camp Experience: Drop-off is from 7:45 am to 8:45 am, and pick up is from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
  • Age-Appropriate Learning: Our camps are designed for elementary students (though campers must have completed Kindergarten).
  • Snacks! We'll provide healthy and tasty morning and afternoon snacks each day. (meal plan can be added)
  • A Wildy Different Staff: Our education staff members and volunteers are the best in the business at providing our campers with an awesome camp experience!

Camp Fee - $120
An optional meal plan can be added for lunch all 5 days for $25. 

2017 Junior Zookeeper Camp Dates:

June 5th - June 9th

June 19th - June 23rd

 

Junior Zookeeper Academy

The Junior Zookeeper Academy is designed for kids from 10 years old to 13 years old. The academy is five days from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and starts to incorporate more behind-the-scenes experiences and conservation curriculum including:

  • An Exclusive Experience: Only 12 campers will be able to participate, so your child will receive a unique educational experience.
  • Behind-the-scenes encounters: Campers will help our zookeepers with exciting tasks including diets, animal enrichment, and assisting with cleaning small animal enclosures.
  • Age-appropriate learning: Our curriculum focuses on the in-depth information students want to know about zoos.

Academy Fee - $250

2017 Junior Zookeeper Academy Dates:

June 12th - June 16th

June 26th - June 30th

 

Junior Zookeeper University  

Designed for kids from 14 years old to 18 years old. The university is five days from 9:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and incorporate more behind-the-scenes experiences and conservation curriculum including:

  • An Exclusive Experience: Only 8 students will be able to participate to ensure each participant receives direct, in-depth instruction from our team.
  • Real-world Experience: Students will help our zookeepers with daily care of the animals including cleaning and feeding. In addition, they will work on special projects, animal training, animal ambassador, and more.
  • Age-appropriate Learning: Our curriculum focuses on the in-depth information based on zoo science curriculum and it is taught by our top team members.

University Tuition: $625

2017 Junior Zookeeper University Dates:

June 19th - June 23rd

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Summer Safari Camps

Summer camps at Tanganyika will provide your child with the most Wildly Different Experience imaginable! Each week focuses on a different unique and exciting theme. Your child will participate in interactive learning experiences, hands-on science-based activities, Park tours, and the opportunity to meet some of our Animal Ambassadors up close!

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Summer camps at Tanganyika Wildlife Park will provide your child with the most Wildly Different Experience imaginable!

Each week of Summer Safari Camp focuses on a different unique and exciting theme. Your child will participate in interactive learning experiences, hands-on science-based activities, Park tours, and the opportunity to meet some of our Animal Ambassadors up close!

In addition to life-long memories, here's what our Summer Safari Camp will provide your little critters:

  • Full-Day Camp Experience: Drop-off is from 7:45 am to 8:45 am, and pick up is from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
  • Age-Appropriate Learning: Our camps are designed for elementary students (though campers must have completed Kindergarten).
  • Snacks! We'll provide healthy and tasty morning and afternoon snacks each day.
  • A Wildy Different Staff: Our education staff members and volunteers are the best in the business at providing our campers with an awesome camp experience!

Camp Fees

  • $120 for non-members
  • $114 for Winter Fund Donors
  • $108 for Species Supporters
  • $102 for Preservation Partners

Extras

  • $25 Safari Meal Plan (lunch each day from our Pavilion Deli)

 

Animal Detectives

 July 10th - July 14th

Which animals would make the best detectives? Campers will follow clues and solve fun animal mysteries in this fun-filled week of camp.

 

Sense-ational Safari

July 17th - July 21st

Animals rely on their senses every day! This week, learn about which animals have the best vision, what it would be like to have a tiger's sense of smell, how bats "see" in the dark, and more!

Planet Protectors

July 24th - July 28th

We have an amazing planet - and we should learn how to protect it! Join us to learn about the world around us and what we can do to make it a better place for all animals!

 

The Fast and the Furriest

July 31st - August 4th

Can you run as fast as a cheetah? Probably not, but join us in this high-speed chase to find the world's fastest animals!

 

 Grossology

August 7th - August 11th

Do you want to get slimed? Or make your own ooze? Join us this week to learn about how gross (and FUN) the Animal Kingdom can be!

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Cub Camp

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Cub Camp

New for 2017, Cub Camp is the perfect opportunity for your littlest critters to get a taste of summer camp fun! Each week, your child will participate in interactive learning experiences, hands-on science-based activities, Park tours, and the opportunity to meet some of our Animal Ambassadors up close!

In addition to life-long memories, here's what our Cub Camp will provide your little critters:

  • Half-Day Camp Experience: Drop-off is from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, and pick up is from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Age-Appropriate Learning: Cub Camp is designed for children that are 4 and 5 years old.
  • Snacks! We'll provide healthy and tasty snack each day.
  • A Wildy Different Staff: Our education staff members and volunteers are the best in the business at providing our campers with an awesome camp experience!

Camp Fees

  • $75 for non-members
  • $71.25 for Winter Fund Donors
  • $67.50 for Species Supporters
  • $63.75 for Preservation Partners

 

Animal ABCs

 June 12th - June 16th

Fur, feathers, and scales...oh my! Join us this week to learn about what makes animal groups different from each other.

 

Habitat Safari

June 26th - June 30th

Our world has so many different habitats to explore! This week, we'll explore rainforests, deserts, grasslands, and more, meeting the animals that live there along the way!

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