Zookeeping 201: Grades 10-College

Work alongside professional zookeepers all day long. Returning Zookeeping 101 campers may enroll in this camp for more in-depth encounters.

Take zookeeping to the next level. Experience real-life, hands-on animal care at one of the nation’s largest zoos. Work alongside expert zookeepers, observe animal training methods and engage in up-close animal encounters. Plus, enjoy all that Busch Gardens® and SeaWorld® have to offer.

Prerequisites for this camp are Zookeeping 101, Career Camp 10-12 at SeaWorld Orlando or related experience working with animals.

Here are just some of the experiences you can expect:

  • Assist professional zookeepers in animal care
  • Venture across the Serengeti Plain® for an eye-to-eye view of giraffes and zebra 
  • Experience SeaWorld including amazing animal exhibits and Manta® - where you fly like a ray
  • Enhance your knowledge about wildlife at risk and identify ways you can make a difference during a team project
  • Enjoy all the world class rides, shows and animal exhibits Busch Gardens and SeaWorld offer

Zookeeping 201 is a 5-night long camp which begins at noon Saturday and ends promptly Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. 

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
  • Two camp T-shirts and a water bottle
  • Housing at our secure, onsite dormitory, Mzinga Lodge
  • Students in grades 10-12 may be eligible to receive a semester (.5 units) elective science credit

Campers looking for an extended experience can enroll in one of our twelve night camps, Zookeeping The Series or Zookeeping Intensive. You’ll participate in two weeks of camp and explore the Tampa Bay area for 2 days in between.

Extend your camper’s adventures even further…combine camps! Get the best of both worlds and combine this program with Career Camp Grades 10-12 at SeaWorld Orlando. Transportation is provided between SeaWorld and Busch Gardens. 

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

Zookeeping 101 starting at $900

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