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Summer Programs

Tanganyika summer camps are designed for animal-loving kids of all ages. We have created a variety of camp options for parents to choose from – each one provides unique and immersive experiences. Where else would you encounter a surprise sloth visit or be able to feed a penguin? Our camps deliver opportunities to learn from professional educators and keepers, get up-close to rare animals, and connect with the natural world - all while socializing and spending time with other kids.

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 Wildly 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

  • $125 

Extras

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

 

Eco-Explorers: June 29 - July 3

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!

The Unhuggables: July 6-10

Do you want to hug a porcupine? How about a cockroach? Or a 10-foot long python? Hugging those guys sounds like a bad idea, but join us for this week of camp to learn why "unhuggable" animals are just as important as the cute and cuddly ones!

Hunger Games: July 13-17

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!

Party for the Planet: July 20-24

When you think about it, there's so much about life on earth that we shoudl be celebrating! This week, our campers will learn all about pollinators, keystone species, the amazing ways animals interact. 

Animal Olympics: July 27-31

The humans may be gathering in Tokyo to compete in the Olympic Games, but do you think you can jump higher than a serval? Run faster than a cheetah? Fly as quietly as an owl? Join us for this fun-filled week of games to see how you stack up!

Defenders of the Zooniverse: August 3-7

We only have one planet - we might as well learn all we can about it and help protect it! This week, our campers will learn join forces with an elite team - the Defenders of the Zooniverse to learn how we can make our planet a better place for the people - and animals - that call it home!

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Junior Zookeeper Program

This exciting program was created for kids that really love animals and/or aspire to be be a zoo-keeper when they grow up. The program is designed to immerse them into the keeping experience as they get older. To accommodate various ages, we have developed multiple camp options.

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Junior Zookeeper Camp: June 1-5 & June 15-19

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 Wildly 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 - $125
An optional meal plan can be added for lunch all 5 days for $25. 


Junior Zookeeper Academy: June 8-12 & June 22-26

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

 

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Zoo Vet Program

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. 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: June 8-12 & June 22-26

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 Wildly 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 - $125
An optional meal plan can be added for lunch all 5 days for $25. 


Zoo Vet 201: June 1-5 & June 15-19

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

Register Online Here

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