Junior Zoo Keepers Camp

Sign Up Now for Junior Zookeeper Camps for Kids

Wildlife West Nature Park is now taking registrations for their week-long Junior Zookeeper Day Camps in Edgewood.  Children between the ages 8 to 12 years get a rare opportunity to experience up close and learn about New Mexico’s native wildlife and observe what the zookeepers do on a daily basis. They will interact with animals in a safe and educational environment, make toys for the wildlife, observe their behavior and get behind the scenes tours led by the zookeepers.  This five-day camp runs for three weeks from 9 a.m. to noon on July 8th – 12th, July 15th – 19th and July 22nd – 26th.

The camps are taught by two certified teachers who will cover everything from zoo-keeping and bird-watching techniques, to animal enrichment projects.  Children will learn about the care and basic biology of native wildlife and plants. This outdoor, active educational program helps children develop life-long values about wildlife and the environment as they learn all about the animals at Wildlife West.

The camps are $30/child for families who live in Edgewood and Santa Fe County  or $70/child outside this area. (Scholarships may be available for residents of Edgewood and Santa Fe County).  Daily snacks and drinks along with a family barbecue at the end of the camp will be provided.  Space is limited, so register now. The  registration form needs to be mailed along with payment, or stop by Wildlife West at 87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood. For more information, call 505-281-7655.

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