The KEEPER CAMP program is for youth ages 14-17 years.
Keeper camp theme
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.
- July 5-9
- July 12-16
- August 9-13
- August 16-20
- August 23-27
- $250 per week
Drop off time: 9:00 am
Pick up time: 4:30 pm
Group size: maximum 5 campers
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 9, 2021 then the camper may attend camp on July 12 or later in the summer.)
The 2021 registration will begin on Tuesday May 25 at 10 am.