Summer Camp 2019

Summer Camp 2019

An Adventure Like No Other

Get ready for an adventure like no other during the Safari Park’s Summer Camp! There may be many types of summer camp for kids, but few will have campers connecting with creatures the way the Safari Park's will. This is hands-on, join-in, be-a-part-of-it fun! If your children love animals, the Safari Park is the place for them this summer.

See Zoo Summer Camps here 

Please select the grade your child will be entering in the fall. For questions or to reserve a spot, please call 619-718-3000, or book online with the Buy link.

Choose an age/grade level:

  • Get a Move On

    Slither, hop, and fly, as you explore the world of animal movement. Toddlers, along with one of their favorite grownups, will learn what it is like to be a young, growing animal at the Safari Park through play and interactive learning, mini Park tours, up-close animal encounters, storybooks, and lots of hands-on activities.

    Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m.

    June 17-21
    July 8–12
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  • Family Camp: One Herd

    Ready to read and grow together? This camp is geared toward families with multiple campers (maximum two children per adult). Through family bonding, storytelling, hands-on activities, and animal encounters, campers will learn that our young animals are a lot like them.

     

    Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m.

    June 24-28 or August 5-9

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  • Animal Opposites

    Curious campers will use their observation skills to learn all about creature comforts. We'll take a look at animals big and small, from fluffy mammals to scaly reptiles.

    9 a.m. to noon

    July 1
    July 2
    July 3

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  • Animal Opposites

    Curious campers will use their observation skills to learn all about creature contrasts. We'll take a look at animals big and small, from fluffy mammals to scaly reptiles.

    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon

    July 15–19
    July 29–August 2

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  • Wild About Art

    Through group instruction, visits from animal ambassadors, and Park-wide strolls, campers will explore several types of art media, inspired by stories and books.

    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    July 1
    July 2
    July 3

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  • Animagination

    What does a kangaroo joey see from its mama's pouch? What do birds experience as they soar through the sky? Explore different animals in depth, and put yourself in their place.

    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    June 24-28
    July 22-26
    July 29-August 2

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  • To Eat or Be Eaten

    Armadillos and ants, lions and gazelles, giraffes and leaves; the question is, will you eat or be eaten? Through games, park exploration and behind the scenes visits, campers will explore the how and why an animal chooses what’s for lunch.

    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    July 15–19
    July 29–August 2
    August 5–9

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  • The Art of Conservation

    Let the Safari Park's amazing animals and plants help inspire your creativity! Through group activities, visits from animal ambassadors, and Park-wide exploration, campers will explore how art meets conservation through various artistic endeavors.

    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    July 1
    July 2
    July 3

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  • Campology

    Whether you are interested in birds (ornithology), dinosaurs (paleontology), or habitats (ecology), there is an -ology for that. Campers will learn through themed games and activities, behind the scenes visits, and campers-only presentations with animal ambassadors.

    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    July 812
    August 5-9

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  • If I Ran the Park

    Explore the Safari Park while designing your own zoo of the future, from creating your own species plan to deciding what to stock in the stores. Visit with Park staff, explore behind-the-scenes locations (including our veterinary hospital), and get close to snimal ambassadors. Find out how the Park came to be, while deciding how you would shape the Park of tomorrow.

    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    July 8-12
    July 15-19

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  • #Conservation

    Explore the Safari Park as we look toward the future, and see all the ways technology meets animal care and conservation efforts. Through breakout sessions, behind-the-scenes visits, scheduled demonstrations, hands-on activities, a private Caravan Safari, and encounters with animal ambassadors, campers gain an inside look at what it takes to be a leader in conservation.

    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    June 24–28
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