Summer Camp

Contact Name:
Bambi Godkin
Phone:
540-343-3241
E-mail:
education@mmzoo.org
Filed in:
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Mill Mountain Zoo’s popular summer camps are a terrific way to introduce your child to the animal kingdom or to foster an existing interest in the feathered, furry and scaly critters we share the planet with.  Each 3 day camp is designed to encourage a child’s respect and enthusiasm for the natural world through hands-on, fun and educational activities.  Besides shadowing and assisting keepers, campers will experience up-close animal encounters, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, scientific explorations and OH, SO MUCH MORE!  There are camps available for ages 6-13.

Camp Schedule

Camp for ages 6-8

June 29-July 1        Animal Mythbusters
When it comes to the animal kingdom, we have come to believe in many myths and sayings.  Do elephants really have perfect memories?  Do crocodiles really cry?  Are bats really blind?  Can groundhogs really predict the arrival of spring?  Campers will explore these myths and old sayings and many others as they separate fact from fiction.

Camps for ages 8-10

July 13-15                 Zookeeper 101                 
Just what does a zookeeper do?  Campers will get to explore the various animal husbandry techniques it takes to care for the many birds, mammals and reptiles that make up Mill Mountain Zoo’s collection.  The importance of animal enrichment for an animal’s well-being will also be explored.

July 27-29                 Zookeeper 101                 
Just what does a zookeeper do?  Campers will get to explore the various animal husbandry techniques it takes to care for the many birds, mammals and reptiles that make up Mill Mountain Zoo’s collection.  The importance of animal enrichment for an animal’s well-being will also be explored.

Camp for ages 10-13

August 3-5   Junior Zookeepers                                 
Junior Zookeepers builds on the information that campers learned in Zookeeper 101.  Campers will delve further into how animals are cared for at the zoo as they assist keeper staff with some of their daily duties.  Be ready to get dirty!

Requirements for Junior Zookeepers:

It is preferred that campers have taken Zookeeper 101 this summer or a previous summer.  Campers also need to submit a letter stating why they think they would be a good Junior Zookeeper.

All Camps: $160 Zoo Member              $180 Non-Member

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Street Address

Mill Mountain Zoo at Mill Mountain Park
Roanoke, VA 24014

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