Safari Zoo Camp
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SAFARI ZOO CAMP

   ...a wildlife adventure!

About Us

A wildlife adventure!

About Us

Founded in 1995, Safari Zoo Camp at Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park is an exciting and unique experiential education program, which specializes in hands-on learning experiences with wildlife. The only residential summer camp of its kind in the world, participants work alongside professional zoo keeping staff to care for a variety of animals, many rare and endangered. Duties include feeding, watering, cleaning and behavioural enrichment projects.

Safari Zoo Camp is fully accredited by the Ontario Camps Association. Members adhere to the highest standards of safety, supervision and quality programming. Since 1934, the Ontario Camps Association has been recognized worldwide as a leader in organized camping.

  • 1985
  • Local interest in a small private collection of exotic animals owned by the Klose family encourages the development of a wildife park. After years of hard work and preparation, Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park opens its doors to the public.
  • 1989
  • First time accredited by Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums / Aquariums et Zoos Accrédités du Canada (CAZA/AZAC), whom represent the leading zoological parks and aquariums in Canada. CAZA/AZAC promotes the welfare of, and encourages the advancement and improvement of, zoological parks, aquariums and related animal exhibits in Canada as humane agencies of recreation, education, conservation, and science.
  • 1995
  • Safari Zoo Camp is founded. It is the only residential summer camp of its kind in the world.
  • 2010
  • Institutional member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). Their mission is to guide, encourage and support the zoos, aquariums, and like-minded organizations of the world in animal care and welfare, environmental education and global conservation. More than 700 million visitors pass through the gates of the zoos and aquariums united in the WAZA network each year.
  • 2012
  • First time accredited by the Ontario Camps Association. Members adhere to the highest standards of safety, supervision and quality programming. Since 1934, the Ontario Camps Association has been recognized worldwide as a leader in organized camping.

Meet the

Director

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Ashley Maika

Camp Director

Starting at the age of 5 with the Safari Zoo Camp herself, Ashley began at Jungle Cat World and found her second home.

After being a camper for 10 years in a row, Ashley worked her way up from volunteer photographer to Camp Director. She currently works full-time at Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park as a Senior Animal Care attendant with a special focus on behavioural enrichment.

Growing up around the animals and developing a passion for the natural world around her from many experiences at Safari Zoo Camp herself, she aims to provide new campers with the same valuable experiences she had as a child.

The Experience

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    young animals

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    education centre

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    herpetofauna

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    wildlife presentations

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    birds of prey

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    enrichment

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    dining hall

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    primates

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    climbing wall

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    bunkhouse

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    parrots

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    public feeding tour

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    talent show

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    invertebrate

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    treetop trekking

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    fun

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2019 Sessions

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SAFARI CLUB
Ages 6-8

Small groups with age appropriate activities and special supervision.

  • Session 1: June 30 – July 6
  • Session 2: July 7 – July 13
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  • $850.00 + 13% tax
  • per camper/session
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KIDS CAMP
Ages 9-12

Encouraging campers to explore their ambitions and help develop the necessary confidence, knowledge and skills to pursue them.

  • Session 1: June 30 – July 6
  • Session 2: July 7 – July 13
  • Session 3: July 14 – July 20
  • Session 4: July 21 – July 27
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  • $850.00 + 13% tax
  • per camper/session
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TEEN CAMP
Ages 13-17

Designed to inspire campers to become socially and environmentally responsible citizens, building on the emotional impact of working with endangered species.

  • Session 5: July 28 – Aug. 3
  • Session 6: Aug. 4 – Aug. 10
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  • $900.00 + 13% tax
  • per camper/session
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TEEN CAMP
Ages 13-17

A more advanced program to accommodate repeat campers and partipants with similar background knowledge and/or experiences.

  • Session 7: Aug. 11 – Aug. 17
  • Session 8: Aug. 18 – Aug. 24
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  • $900.00 + 13% tax
  • per camper/session
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Payment Details

  • There is a $50.00 discount, per registration, for siblings, repeat campers and Jungle Cat World members.

  • A $200.00 deposit is required (per camper/session) to secure enrolment.

  • Full payment must be received prior to June 1st. There is a monthly instalment option available which starts February 1.

  • All prices are in Canadian funds.
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Enrolment Form

Please note, adults/legal guardians MUST complete our online AGREEMENTS FORM. Children that DO NOT have a completed AGREEMENTS FORM will not be allowed to participate.

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Financial Support

Kids in Camp is a registered charity which subsidizes camp experiences for children and youth. They are dedicated to assisting families, who otherwise would not be able, to send their kids to an OCA accredited camp.

If you're applying for this partial subsidy, please begin the process early so the Camp Director can submit the necessary information by the March 1st deadline.

Unfortunately, KIC does not accept applications from campers who live outside of Ontario.

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Welcome Campers!

Preparation Guide

Welcome to the Safari Zoo Camp family! We are excited about the upcoming summer season, full of fun and adventure! Please refer to the Preparation Guide for information that will help you prepare for camp and ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Preparation Guide

Schedule

Under the safe guidance of knowledgeable peers and professionals, kids have the opportunity to enjoy such activities as zookeeping, treetop trekking, climbing wall, hiking, canoeing, caving, mountain biking, swimming, outdoor survival, paintball, Earth stewardship projects, arts & crafts.

The schedule offers a general outline what participants can expect. Program content varies according to the age (maturity) and abilities of the individual and/or group.

Schedule

Employment

We are always eager to welcome talented, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to the Safari Zoo Camp team!

Job Applications are only accepted in February. Candidates are selected and interviewed in March. Hiring is complete by April 1.

Please review Job Information and Requirements to familiarize yourself with the program and our expectations. To apply, complete the Job Application and email it with a Resume and Cover Letter.

Send Job Application

Contact Us

(+1) 905 983 8217
info@zoocamp.com
3667 Concession Road 6,
P.O. Box 370,
Orono, Ontario,
L0B 1M0,
Canada

Get in Touch

With Us

We are eager to answer any questions you might have or assist with the registration process. We guarantee professional, polite and efficient service. Thank you for your interest and support!