Resident Camps

Resident Camps allow you to actually live and work at SeaWorld® Orlando or Busch Gardens® Tampa! You will spend a week working side-by-side with veterinarians, trainers and other animal care experts. You will help to feed, interact with and care for the animals that make your favorite park amazing.

Enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and more. Meet other young people who share your love for animals and your interest in making this world a better place. From fifth grade all the way up through college, you can enjoy a unique experience that has brought us animal-loving guests from across the U.S. and around the world.

We have a variety of Resident Camps to fit your kid's grade level and interest. 

Grades 5-6

Zoo Explorers - Experience animals, rides, and attractions plus a day at Adventure Island! Learn more

Grades 7-9

AnimalVentures - Discover the animal world through up-close encounters and conquer exciting rollercoasters. Learn more

ThrillVentures - Experience the thrills of rollercoasters, waterslides, kayaking, ziplines and more! Learn more

Grades 9-12

Zookeeping 101 - Learn what it’s like to care for animals by workings side-by-side with the animal care team. Learn more

Wild Florida - Swim, snorkel and camp out across Florida, home to unique environments, diverse wildlife, and engaging cultures. Learn more

Grades 10-College

Zookeeping 201 - Work alongside zookeepers all day long. Returning Zookeeping 101 campers may enroll in this camp for more in-depth encounters. Learn more

Grades 11-College

Zoo Careers - Considering a career in the animal care field? Choose an area of focus for this intense, immersive zoo career exploration. Learn more

Expedition Conservation - See endangered species at the park then learn about conservation in action as you visit conservation sites across Florida. Learn more

College (12th Grade Dual Enrollment Students Welcome)

Vet Careers - Aspiring to work in the veterinary field? Join our veterinary team to get first hand experience. Learn more

Combo Camps

XtremeVentures: ThrillVentures + AnimalVentures

Zookeeping the Series: Zookeeping 101 + Zookeeping 201

Zookeeping Intensive: Zookeeping 201 + Zoo Careers

Conservation Careers: Zoo Careers + Expedition Conservation

Careers in Depth: Zoo Careers + Vet Careers

To book a combo camp, call 1-877-BGT-CAMP (248-2267).

Busch Gardens® Tampa + SeaWorld® Orlando Combo Camps

Grades 7-9

SeaWorld Career Camp + Busch Gardens AnimalVentures

SeaWorld Career Camp + Busch Gardens ThrillVentures

Grades 10-12

SeaWorld Career Camp + Busch Gardens Zookeeping 101

SeaWorld Career Camp + Busch Gardens Zookeeping 201

To book a combo camp, call 1-877-BGT-CAMP (248-2267).

Frequently Asked Questions COMING SOON!


Resident Camp Release Form - Please complete, sign and return the attached forms to the appropriate park at least five weeks before the camp session.


Resident Camp Parent Handbook - It will provide you and your camper with valuable information to help make the most of your Busch Gardens Camp experience.