Zookeeping Intensive: 12 Nights Grades 11-College combines Zookeeping 201 and Zoo Careers into an exciting 12-night camp.
For a more in-depth zoological experience, spend nearly two weeks at Busch Gardens. Participate in Zookeeping 201 and Zoo Careers, and explore the Tampa Bay area for two days in between. Call 1-877-248-2267 to make a reservation for an extended camp.
Take zoo keeping 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
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 even prepare a special project. This is your chance to 'sample' a zoo career!
Here are just some of the experiences you can expect:
- Truck across the Serengeti Plain for an eye-to-eye view of giraffes and zebra.
- Shadow zookeepers and help with animal care
- Draw on the keepers’ expertise to expand your conservation facts and share your newfound knowledge with park guests
- Enhance your awareness about wildlife at risk and identify ways you can make a difference during a team project.
- Challenge Manta at SeaWorld—find out what it’s like to spin and fly like a giant ray.
- Enjoy all the world class rides, shows, and immersion animal exhibits Busch Gardens and SeaWorld offer.