Kids and teens are invited to go wild this summer at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s summer camp.
“Zoo Camp” is the 2012 and 2011 winner of the “Kids Crown Award” for Best Summer Camp in Palm Beach County from South Florida Parenting magazine. Participants can enroll for one week or the entire summer, to learn about wildlife and wild places.
Each week offers a unique wildlife theme, as participants experience zookeeping activities, behind-the-scenes tours, scavenger hunts, enriching conservation education activities and interactive fountain time. Every day, participants will enjoy up-close animal encounters, animal exhibit visits, crafts, games and more. There are programs for ages 5 to 17.
Camps start at $210 per camp, per child for zoo members, and $235 per camp, per child for non-zoo members. Camps run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended care and lunch is available for an additional fee. Limited spaces are available for each camp.
The Wildlife Conservation Academy is a week-long summer experience for high school students who are interested in zoological sciences, veterinary medicine, wildlife conservation and other animal-related careers. Students are invited to participate in the exciting week of hands-on career-related activities.
More information about Zoo Camp and the Wildlife Conservation Academy, as well as online registration forms, can be found at www.palmbeachzoo.org/zoo-camp.