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 Zoo Camp runs March 9 - 13th, 2015.
Theme - Animal Behavior 101 :Why does bear go to his night house on cue? Why does the fox bury his food? Learn how the zoo keepers use animals’ natural behaviors to help train the animals. Bridge, target and reward your way to mastering the art of behavioral training.
Summer Zoo Camp
Week 1: June 8 - 12, 2015
Theme - Habitat Happenings: Animals may not have a kitchen, bedroom, or roof over their heads, but they all need a special place to live. From deserts to tropical forests and from oceans to savannahs, find out what’s happenin’ in their hopping habitats.
Week 2: June 15 - 19, 2015
Theme - In the Garden: Inch by Inch, Row by Row, gonna make our Garden Grow! In the Zoo Garden we grow food to help feed the animals! Come learn about what creatures make the garden their home, help plant & harvest food for the animals and learn all about the food web!
Week 3: June 22 - 26, 2015
Theme - Hunter or Hunted?: Lions and tigers and hedgehogs—oh my! Discover the challenges of being a predator and the risks of being prey. Learn the strategies hunters big and small use to find their food and explore some of the tricks prey species use to get away.
Week 4: July 6 - 10, 2015
Theme - Wild by Design: Adaptations: Long arms help to swing, stripes help to hide and sharp teeth help to eat. Learn how every animal has adaptations to help it survive. Compare the adaptations of the cougar to the tigers that live in the jungle. Discover this and more of the many special adaptations in the animal world.
Week 5: July 13 - 17, 2015
Theme - Animal Communication: Body Language, bird song, wolf howls, scent marks – how animals impart information to each other and how we can learn to interpret what they are saying.
Week 6: July 20 - 24, 2015
Theme - Mythical Creatures: Explore the world of dragons, unicorns, phoenixes and more. Compare these mythical creatures to their real animal counterparts by meeting live animals and exploring how fact and imagination mixed together to create these imaginary beasts.
Fall Zoo Camp
Fall Camp runs October 5 - 9th, 2015
Theme - Grossology: What’s the scoop about poop? We’ll answer this question and answer some of your others about the “grossest” things in the animal kingdom.