Keeper Camp: The award winning Keeper Camp is a program designed to teach participants about the world of zookeeping and then experience it through hands on, real life zookeeper work. The program will admit up to five campers per week who will receive instruction on the value of zoos, endangered species, conservation, animal classification, proper animal handling techniques, animal enrichment, animal husbandry, and more! The campers will shadow the animal care staff and will be given the opportunity to assist these staff members in cleaning, feeding, and caring for the animals.
Parental consent is required to participate and the Magnetic Hill Zoo has a zero tolerance policy regarding compliance to safety rules and regulations. Participants must provide their own steel toe boots and these boots must be worn whenever the campers are working in the animal care sections.
- June 24*
- July 2**
- July 8
- July 15
- July 22
- July 29
- August 6**
- August 12
- August 19
Group size: up to 5 students per week
- *The week of June 24 has an "early bird special", therefore the cost is $215.
- **The weeks of July 2 and August 6 are four day camps because the camp is closed on Canada day and New Brunswick day, therefore the cost is $215.
Drop off time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Pick up time: 4:30-5:30 pm
A 14-17 year old camper may attend a maximum of one week per summer.
The 14-17 year old age group is intended for youth ages 14, 15, 16 or 17 years old. 14-17 year old campers must be at least 14 years old by the first day of the camp week in which they have registered. (For example, if a camper turns 14 on July 11th, 2019 then the camper may attend camp on July 15 or later in the summer.)