Each summer, children, teens and adults from around the world take part in the Safari Zoo Camp experience. We offer participants the unique privilege to learn about nature through hands-on experiences, helping develop awareness and concern for endangered wildlife and habitats. This fun and interactive approach to environmental education encourages campers to build the necessary confidence, knowledge and skills to live in harmony with nature.
What an experience! Campers come to live at the zoo for 6 days (though some stay for a month or more!) working hard as zookeepers to ensure the comfort and well-being of the animals. This is NOT a "water-downed"or "make-believe" zookeeping position. This is the real thing! You do everything from watering and feeding to cleaning cages and behavioural enrichment projects.
Campers are also given the opportunity to share their knowledge and passion for wildlife by taking part in community Outreach Presentations and zoo Feeding Tours. Through these programs our campers encourage the public to be environmentally conscientious and responsible. By thinking globally and acting locally, we can protect the plants and animals we share this planet with.
Campers also take part in scheduled outdoor excusions, such as hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, caving and tree climbing. This allows us to link the animals in the zoo to wild habitats that they call home. We also work to protect wild spaces by taking part in stewardship projects, like the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.These projects are often challenging and exhausting, but immensely rewarding... and necessary!
Safari Zoo Camp is ideal for children, teens and adults that hope to pursue a career in animal care, welfare and/or conservation... or simply for those that love animals and the outdoors. Join us on a WILDLIFE ADVENTURE!
"In the end, we will conserve what we love, love what we understand and understand what we are taught."