Be a Zoo Keeper for a day! If you ask a bobcat to “sit” – will he? What is a black bears favorite toy? How do you weigh a tortoise? What do the wolves eat? Find out the answers to these questions and learn many other fascinating things about animals and zoo keeping. These fun and engaging day camps are being offered to youth ages of 9- 12, 13-15 and NEW THIS YEAR – Adult Zoo Keeper for a Day. Learn about animals and actively participate in several aspects of the daily operation of the Pine Grove Zoo.
These programs are designed to be interactive and hands-on. Participants will explore the Zoo’s facilities and get behind the scenes. They will learn about the Zoo’s resident animals as they experience and take part in the daily care of our animals and our training and enrichment programs.
Junior Zookeeper Day Camp (ages 9-12)
June 16, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm $60.00 ($55.00 for members)
To care for animals in captivity, a zookeeper needs to know how their animals survive in the wild. Junior Zookeepers will learn about amazing animal adaptations by assisting keepers in the petting stable, examining animal artifacts, and playing games!
Zookeeper Apprentice Day Camp (ages 13-15)
July 14, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm $60.00 ($55.00 for members)
Go beyond the basics of animal care and delve into the different ways zookeepers make sure every animal is happy and healthy. Zookeeper Apprentices will conduct animal observations, design their own exhibits, and learn how zoos are participating in conservation!
Adult Zookeeper for a Day (ages 18+)
August 11, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm $75.00 ($70.00 for members)
Keeper for a Day is an amazing experience that takes you behind-the scenes into the daily lives of our Keepers and gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity. You will go to places not seen by the general public and you’ll see a whole new side to Pine Grove Zoo!
Activities may include:
- Building fun enrichment items for the animals
- Watch and learn as the keepers train the cats!
- Feeding different animals
- Touring the zoo and behind the scenes!
- And helping the keepers with daily tasks such as preparing animal diets.
- Zoo Camp T-shirt
- Lunch at the Cougar Café
- Water bottle
- Zoo Keeper photo and certificate
Registration is $50.00 ($45.00 for members) per child. Register before July 1st and save $5.00 on registration fee.
For More information, contact us!