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 10 - 14. Registration is now closed.
The theme is: PRICKLY, POISONOUS OR PRETENDING: From rattling quills to natural toxins, or pretending to be dangerous! Come discover the many ways animals have developed prickly, poisonous and other essential ways to defend themselves.
Summer Zoo Camp
Week 1: June 9 - 13
How did They Do That?: Animals can do some incredible things! As engineers they build houses, construct dams, weave nets, dig burrows and carry heavy loads. As chemists they make glue, poisons and repellents. As farmers they make honey and grow crops. Come along and get your hands dirty as we discover the amazing things animals do with their paws, beaks, tongues and tails!
Week 2: June 16 - 20
Animal Myth Busters: Can turtles come out of their shells? Are snakes slimy? Can owls spin their head all the way around? Campers will investigate these misconceptions and myths as they separate fact from fiction.
Week 3: June 23 - 27
I Like to Move it!: Dip, dive, duck, dodge! Soar, swoop, scurry, scamper! Lunge, lope, lumber, leap! Animals have many ways of moving and for many reasons! Dash to the zoo and jump into this camp as we explore animal movement through tours, games, activities, and crafts!
Week 4: July 7 - 11
Feeding Frenzy: Unravel the food web as we discover how every animal in an ecosystem relies on one another. From soaring birds of prey to blooming flowers, all living organisms play a vital role in the environment. Do you know what your role is?
Week 5: July 14 - 18
Cat Crazy: Are you cat crazy? Can you swim like a tiger or purr like a kitten? Find out how Zoo cats are just like our kitties at home and discover feline fundamentals of the cat’s world.
Week 6: July 21 - 25
Wildlife Unplugged: Ever wonder how to track an animal or spot a bird as it soars above? Learn all that and more as you uncover the wild side of your own backyard.
Click Here for the Summer Camp Registration Form.
Fall Zoo Camp
Registration for Fall Zoo Camp will open August 1st.
Fall Camp: October 6 - 10.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Everyone loves a cute, furry animal, but some animals just aren't cute! We'll take a look at the Zoo's cutest, ugliest, weirdest and wildest animals through animal encounters, zoo tours,activities, games, crafts, and more in this wacky camp!