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Next Generation Wildlife Advocates

Next Generation Wildlife Advocates

1-week program (June 26-30 from 9am-1pm)

$255 (Scholarships Available!)

Interested in a career in wildlife conservation? Next Generation Wildlife Advocates is a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience for high schoolers. Campers will have opportunities to meet professionals in the field and participate in volunteer work at Wolf Park. Over the course of a week, they’ll work on group projects and gain hands-on experience that will prepare them for internships and careers in wildlife conservation.

Education: Introduction to Wolf Park, Wolves 101, Foxes 101, Bison 101, Wildlife Research, Wildlife Conservation, Positive Reinforcement Training, and Careers in Wildlife. Previous camps have also featured guest speakers from NICHES Land Trust and the Columbian Park Zoo.

Possible Volunteer Projects: Planting and watering native seedlings, planting or maintaining pollinator gardens, invasive plant removal, creating enrichment for the animal ambassadors, trail and enclosure maintenance, and making pollinator seed bombs

Personal and Group Projects: Students will work on a group project aimed to develop a skillset in effective advocacy for wildlife.

Dates & Cost

This week-long program meets from 9am-1pm everyday between June 26-30. 

The program costs $255 and scholarships are available.

Things to Know Before Registering

  • Only light refreshments will be provided. This camp finishes in the afternoon, so we do not have a lunch break.
  • This is a nature camp, so prepare to get dirty! Campers 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.

Refund Policy

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


If you have any questions, please email [email protected]