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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.

“WONDERS OF WILDLIFE” TWO DAY CAMP (GRADES K-1)

2021 Dates: June 17-18, June 21-22

$70

Wonders of Wildlife focuses on the diversity of wildlife all around us, the importance of wildlife and wild places, and how campers can help the wildlife in their backyards and beyond. Campers will also learn the differences between wild and domesticated animals.

 

 

a fox looking at the camera

“TAILS AND TEETH” TWO DAY CAMP (GRADES 2-3)

2021 Dates: June 28-29, July 01-02

$70

Tails and Teeth focuses on the incredible adaptations of wild animals, the strategies animals use to survive in the wild, and how scientists classify organisms according to physical features. Campers will also learn how wildlife is adapting or disappearing in the face of human development.

 

 

animal on the field

“EXPLOLRING ECOSYSTEMS” TWO DAY CAMP (GRADES 4-5)

2021 Dates: July 08-09, July 12-13

$70

Exploring Ecosystems will focus on how and where animals fit into the ecosystem, the important roles that must be filled in a healthy ecosystem, and how changing ecosystems (including towns and cities) can alter the appearances and behavior of wildlife. Campers will also learn how they can choose their own role in the ecosystem through conscious choice.

 

a yellow flower

“WHERE THE WILD THINGS WERE” TWO DAY CAMP (GRADES 6-8)

2021 Dates: July 19-20, July 22-23

$70

Where the Wild Things Were will focus on the interconnectedness of the ecosystem, how humans have altered wildlife and habitats, and how campers can make a positive impact on threatened wildlife through coexistence and conservation. Campers will also learn how zoological facilities like Wolf Park benefit wildlife populations.

 

red wolf

"JUNIOR KEEPER" TWO DAY CAMP (AGES 14-17)

2021 Dates: June 14-15, July 29-30

$100

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 students to a variety of pathways within the field of wildlife conservation and effectively prepare students for internships at wildlife organizations. Students 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.

 

a close up of a wolf