Careers In Depth: Grades 12-College

Careers In-depth is a 12-night camp for 12th Grade - College Students that allows career-focused students to participate in Zoo Careers, Vet Careers and explore the Tampa Bay area for two days in between.

Zoo Careers     

This is an intense exploration of working with animals including everything from scrubbing and raking, to preparing animal diets and so much more. Gain insight into managing a world-class zoological facility with opportunities to interact with zoo staff and receive valuable career guidance. Participants work behind the scenes daily under the guidance of professional zookeepers, attend training workshops and prepare a special project. This is your chance to sample a zoo career!

Vet Careers

Aspiring to become a professional in veterinary healthcare? Join our staff and experience veterinary medicine firsthand. Shadow staff on rounds, participate in labs and professional development classes, and even observe procedures. Campers work behind the scenes to explore what being on a veterinarian team at a world-class zoo is all about. After hours, enjoy all that Busch Gardens and SeaWorld have to offer.

Here are just some of the experiences you can expect:

  • Shadow a veterinarian, attend morning rounds, and observe procedures
  • Work alongside professional zookeepers to better understand their role in veterinary care.
  • Tour the Serengeti Plain on a flatbed truck to hand-feed giraffes
  • Gain firsthand knowledge about real day-to-day care of exotic animals
  • Enjoy all the world class rides, shows, and animal exhibits Busch Gardens and SeaWorld offer

Careers In-depth is a 12-night long camp which begins at 12:00 p.m. Saturday morning Week 1 and ends promptly Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. Week 2. 

Busch Gardens® Camps are fully chaperoned resident camps that include the following amenities:

  • Transportation between Busch Gardens and Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • All meals and snacks
  • Four Camp T-shirts and a water bottle
  • Housing at our secure, onsite dormitory, Mzinga Lodge
  • Students in grade 12 may be eligible to receive a semester (.5 units) elective science credit per camp

All components and activities are subject to change. Please call 1-877-BGT-CAMP (248-2267) to receive Pass Member discounts.

Career In-Depth starts at $2100

Pass Members are eligible for a discount. Log in to the Pass Member site or call for more information.