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Next Generation Wildlife Advocates

Next Generation Wildlife Advocates

2-week program (Camp is June 26-30 & July 31-August 04 with optional project development time Wednesdays 9am-12pm, July 05-26)

$255 (Scholarships Available!)

Next Generation Wildlife Advocates is a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience for high schoolers interested in pursuing a career in wildlife conservation. Campers will have the opportunity to meet professionals in the field and volunteer in different areas of Wolf Park, gaining hands-on experience that will prepare them for internships. Over the course of two separate weeks, campers will develop their skills and create their very own wildlife advocacy project at the end of the summer.

Educational Modules: Introduction to Wolf Park, Wolves 101, Foxes 101, Bison 101, Wildlife Research, Wildlife Conservation, Positive Reinforcement Training, and Careers in Wildlife

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 personal and group project aimed to develop a skillset in effective advocacy for wildlife.

Dates & Cost

This two-week program meets twice over the summer. Once from June 26-30 and again July 31-August 04. Signing up for the camp requires availability for both weeks. Between the two weeks, campers will have the opportunity to come in for extra “project time” on Wednesdays from 9-12 to work on their wildlife advocacy projects. These days are optional and attending camp every Wednesday is not a requirement. Campers will present their projects on August 03-04 and families are welcome to join!

Spaces are very limited and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The program price is $255 and scholarships are available.

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! 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]