Live at the zoo and help us care for the animals!
Each summer, children, teens and adults from around the world take part in the Safari Zoo Camp experience. We offer participants the unique privilege to learn about nature through hands-on experiences, helping develop awareness and concern for endangered wildlife and habitats. This fun and interactive approach to environmental education encourages campers to build the necessary confidence, knowledge and skills to live in harmony with nature.
What an experience! Campers come to live at the zoo working hard as zookeepers to ensure the comfort and well-being of the animals. The curriculum and duties are not watered-down. This is the real thing! You do everything from watering and feeding to cleaning cages and behavioural enrichment projects.
Campers are also given the opportunity to share their knowledge and passion for wildlife by taking part in community Outreach Presentations and zoo Feeding Tours. Through these programs our campers encourage the public to be environmentally conscientious and responsible. By thinking globally and acting locally, we can protect the plants and animals we share this planet with.
Campers also take part in scheduled outdoor excusions, such as hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, caving and tree climbing. This allows us to link the animals in the zoo to wild habitats that they call home. We also work to protect wild spaces by taking part in stewardship projects, like the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.These projects are often challenging and exhausting, but immensely rewarding... and necessary!
Safari Zoo Camp is ideal for children, teens and adults that hope to pursue a career in animal care, welfare and/or conservation... or simply for those that love animals and the outdoors. Join us on a WILDLIFE ADVENTURE!
There's absolutely no way I could chose a specific memory as my favourite, because I've had enough wonderful moments and experiences at that camp to last me a lifetime. I've learned so much about not only the brilliant and beautiful animals at Jungle Cat World, but about what kind of person I want to be...
Visit the Safari Zoo Camp website!
Learn more about this unique residential summer camp: cost, dates, scheduled activities, meet the staff, camper testimonials, menu, accomodations, etc! Spaces are limited. The online registration process is quick and easy! http://www.zoocamp.com
Work as a Zookeeper!
This is the only program of its kind that allows campers the opportunity to work directly with animals in a zoo fully accredited by the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Duties include cleaning, watering, feeding, behavioural enrichment projects and doing wildlife presentations for the public.
Explore the outdoors!
Safari Zoo Camp encourages campers to explore the natural world, through exciting activities such as caving, mountain biking, rappelling and wilderness survival.
Join the Safari Zoo Camp family!
Though the program only runs during the summer months, Safari Zoo Camp participants and staff remain close and active year-round. For many, Zoo Camp is their home away from home, a community of like-minded people that respect and support one another.