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Summer Programs

Junior Zookeeper Program

This exciting 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. 

2019 Junior Zookeeper Camp Dates:

June 3rd - June 7th

June 17th - June 21st

 

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

2019 Junior Zookeeper Academy Dates:

June 10th - June 14th

June 24th - June 28th

 

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Zoo Vet Program

New in 2019, the Zoo Vet Program will give campers the chance to learn more about what it really takes to meet the medical needs of our animals. One of our most popular weeks of Safari Camp in 2018, we decided to expand our offerings in 2019 to include a Zoo Vet 201 class for older campers (detailed below). During their time in the Zoo Vet Program, campers will participate in animal encounters, interactive science experiments (including dissections!), crafts, games, and other activities to help them learn more about the wild world of zoo vet medicine! 

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Zoo Vet 101

Zoo Vet 101 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. 

2019 Zoo Vet 101 Dates:

June 10th - June 14th

June 24th - June 28th

 

Zoo Vet 201

Zoo Vet 201 is designed for kids from 10 years old to 13 years old. This camp includes:

  • Half-Day Camp Experience: Drop off is from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm and pick-up is from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
  • An Exclusive Experience: Only 12 campers will be able to participate, so your child will receive a unique educational experience.
  • Advanced Curriculum: Our curriculum focuses on the in-depth information students want to know about zoo vet medicine.

Camp Fee - $250

2019 Zoo Vet 201 Dates:

June 3rd - June 7th

June 17th - June 21st

 

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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 

Extras

  • $25 Safari Meal Plan (lunch each day from our Pavilion Deli)
  • $10 Additional Camp T-Shirts
  • $5 Additional Camp Trading Badges

 

On the Creature Trail

 July 8th - July 12th

From the rainforests of South America to the Outback of Australia, animals can be found in all sorts of different habitats. Join us on this whilrwind globe-trekking journey to see where some of our favorite critters call home!

 

Jurassic World

July 15th - July 19th

T-rexes, velociraptors, and pterodacyls - oh my! This week, we'll dive WAY back into the past to examine how dinosaurs lived...and how they're still around today.

 

Feeding Frenzy

July 22nd - July 26th

Whether you're a carnivore, herbivore, or omnivore, everyone's gotta eat! Join us on a fascinating journey through animal diets to learn how animals find their food in the wild, how we feed the animals at the Park, and why the answer to "who eats who?" matters!

 

Defenders of Wildlife

July 29th - August 2nd

We only have one planet - we might as well learn all we can about it and help protect it! This week, our campers will become wildlife warriors and help make our world a better place for the people - and animals - that live here!

 

Mythbusters

August 5th - August 9th

Everyone knows that snakes are slimy, bats are blind, and camels store water in thier humps, right? Well...as it turns out, that's not exactly true. This week, we'll be just like the Mythbusters - with fewer explosions - busting some common animal myths!

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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! Classes meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

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 

 

Paws and Claws

July 8th, 10th, and 12th

Does your child enjoy the...fuzzier...things in life? This week, we'll learn all about animals that have paws and claws and get to meet some furry friends in the process!

 

Critter Keepers

July 15th, 17th, and 19th

This week, campers will get just a taste of what being a zookeeper is all about. Join us to see what it's really like to take care of the animals at Tanganyika!

 

Jeepers Creepers

July 22nd, 24th, and 26th

Not every animal is cute and cuddly, and that's okay with us! Join us to learn about some of the coolest creepy crawly critters out there!

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