Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary Zoo Camp is a great way for children ages 6 - 12 to learn more about animals, get experience behind-the-scenes at the zoo, get up close and personal with their favorite animals, make fun crafts, play exciting animal-themed games, make new friends and have a great time! Each week of camp has a fun theme so the focus of every week is different. Campers also receive a t-shirt.
Camps are held in spring, summer and fall. Each camp runs for a week from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm each day.
Camp tuition is $150 for members, $175 for non-members. A deposit of $25 is required at the time of registration. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first serve basis, so book your space early!
SPRING ZOO CAMP
Spring Break: March 7 - 11, 2016
Theme - Animals on the Edge: Join us and become an eco-hero as we study and learn to help animals on the edge of endangerment and extinction. Learn why these animals are in trouble and what you can do at home to help.
CLICK HERE for the flyer and registration form.
SUMMER ZOO CAMP
Week 1: June 6 - 10, 2016
Theme - Do Animals go to Work?: Do javalina have jobs? Do owls have occupations? Every animal has a job in nature. Some animals are gardeners, others are janitors or pollinators. Learn who does what in the animal kingdom and how animals and plants help one another.
Week 2: June 13 - 17, 2016
Theme - Animal Accessories: Animals may not have jewelry, purses, wallets, cell phones or fancy clothes, but they do have accessories! Discover how smelly tails, big ears, sharp claws and extra-long noses help animals overcome the challenges of life.
Week 3: June 20 - 24, 2016
Theme - Jazzy Jumpers, Super Swimmers, & Playful Prowlers: Leap like a lemur or hop like a frog! Creep as quietly as a mountain lion, splash like a Tiger! Come learn about all of the ways the animals at the zoo get around!
Week 4: June 27 - July 1, 2016
Theme - Art Safari: Animals have always been celebrated in different forms of art. From paintings to sculpture to dance and music – we’ll explore all forms of art and make some of our own with a messy Zoo Camp twist!
Week 5: July 11 - 15, 2016
Theme - Catch Me If You Can: From soaring eagles to darting bats, racing cheetahs to leaping gazelles, explore the interactions of predator versus prey in this action packed camp.
Week 6: July 18 - 22, 2016
Theme - Animal Tracks: For scientists studying animals in the wild, actually finding the animal is sometimes the hardest task. In this hands-on class students are introduced to animal tracking and the signs animals leave behind. Become a master tracker and learn how to find the animals wherever you are!
Fall Zoo Camp
Fall Break: October 10 - 14, 2016
Theme - Weird and Wonderful: Can you drink through your nose, breathe through your skin or taste with your feet? Discover the weird things animals do to get what they need.