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Summer Camps

Wolf Park offers summer science camps for children, grades K – 8, with grade-based themes. Our Junior Keeper camp offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students aged 14-17 interested in zoology careers.

“Junior Keeper” Two Day Camp (Ages 14-17)

2023 Dates: July 27-28

$115 (Scholarships Available!)

Wolf Park’s “Junior Keeper” camp provides a once in a lifetime experience for high schoolers aged 14-17 interested in pursuing a career in animal husbandry, wildlife research, or wildlife conservation. The two-day experience is designed to introduce campers to a variety of pathways within the field of wildlife conservation and effectively prepare students for internships at wildlife organizations. Campers will have opportunities to engage in daily keeper duties at Wolf Park, which can include feeding, creating and evaluating enrichment, studying animal behavior, participating in wildlife advocacy activities, viewing staff training sessions with our ambassador animals, and even training our ambassador animals themselves.

Preparing for Camp

Camps are 2 days. Drop off is at 9:00am EST each day. Pick up will be at 4:00pm EST each day. We do not provide before or after care, so please arrange drop-off and pick-up accordingly. We do not allow adults to remain with campers during camp.

Things to Know Before Registering

  • Only light refreshments will be provided. Campers must bring a sack lunch each day.
  • This is a nature camp, so prepare to get dirty! Students should bring “muck clothes”.
  • Camp will happen, rain or shine. Activities will be held indoors if there are heavy storms.
  • We will be outside a lot. Sunscreen and bug spray are essential.

Logistics and Refund Policy

Camp is $115 per student. After making the purchase, you will receive an email confirmation and your child’s space will be held.  You will receive an information packet about camp, including a parental consent form which needs to be completed and returned prior to the start of camp.

Cancellations occurring greater than 10 days prior to the camp can apply 75% of the registration fee to another camp. Arrangements for transfer must occur by the end of the calendar year. If arrangements do not occur; your registration fee will be considered a tax-deductible donation. No refunds if cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the camp. Only if the seminar is canceled by Wolf Park will the fee be refunded.


If you have any questions about camps, please email [email protected].