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Summer Camps

Become the next generation of wildlife advocates! Wolf Park's youth programs focus on conservation learned through hands-on activities and personal connections with wild animals. We offer programs throughout the year for grades K-12.

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

2024 Dates: July 22-23, July 25-26

$115 (Scholarships Available!)

Junior Keeper camp provides a one-of-a-kind experience for high schoolers passionate about pursuing a career in animal care. The two-day experience is designed to introduce campers to a variety of pathways within the field of animal care, such as a zookeeper or veterinarian, 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 diet preparation and enrichment, as well as meet animal care staff and interns.

Preparing for Camp

Camps are 2 days. Drop off is at 9:30am EST each day. Pick up will be at 1:30pm 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