Turn school vacation into an adventure!
When school is out, Zoo Camp is in! Kids spend a day at the zoo creating crafts, playing games, viewing animal presentations and shows, trekking through the zoo, talking with keepers and more. Our qualified educators guide groups of no larger than 12 students (per counselor) through an exciting, fun-filled adventure at The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.
Single Day Camps
Spring and Summer Camps
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Friends That Fly
Date: March 25 - 29 Time: 8am - noon
This week, campers take to the sky. And what should they find? Eagles soaring, butterflies fluttering, and squirrels . . .falling. . .with style! Campers will learn about winged critters from bats, to bumblebees, to Blue Jays. (Currently in Kindergarten - Grade 5)
Date: March 25 - 29 Time: noon - 4pm
We’re going wild about animals as campers explore the wild side of animal behaviors. How do animals hunt, hide and survive using their special skills? What does it take to survive a life on the wild side? Campers will become behavioral biologists and use their keen observation skills to learn the ins and outs of animal behavior. (Currently in Grade 2 - Grade 5)
Caimans, Gators & Crocs
Date: June 17 - 21 Time: 8am - noon (entering 1st thru 6th grade)
Date: July 15 - 19 Time: noon - 4pm (entering 3rd thru 6th grade)
Caimans, Gators and Crocs, Oh My! Did you know that the Alligator Farm is the only place in the world where you can see all 23 different kinds of crocodilian? Campers will delve deep into the fact and fiction of these legendary animals and emerge with a new understanding of what makes them tick.
It's Easy Being Green
Date: June 17 - 21 Time: noon - 4pm (entering 3rd thru 6th grade)
Date: July 15 - 19 Time: 8am - noon (entering 1st thru 6th grade)
Examine conservation issues from around the world and here at home in Florida. Find out what can be done to help protect animal species and habitats while learning all about the animals that call Earth home. Campers will also create eco-friendly crafts and have lots of fun doing it!
Date: June 24 - 28 Time: 8am - noon (entering 1st thru 6th grade)
Date: July 22 - 26 Time: noon - 4pm (entering 3rd thru 6th grade)
How wise is that old owl? Can we make conversation with a macaw? Why did the chicken cross the road? We'll answer these questions, and many more during this bird-riffic camp week!
Date: June 24 - 28 Time: noon - 4pm (entering 3rd thru 6th grade)
Date: July 22 - 26 Time: 8am - noon (entering 1st thru 6th grade)
Discover what it's like to be a Zoo Keeper! During Zookeeping 101, campers will learn all about what zookeepers do on a day-to-day basis. After graduating from Zookeeping University, campers will have learned how to conduct animal behavior studies, create animal enrichments and the process that goes into training animals.
ZSI - Zoo Scene Investi-GATORS
Date: July 1 - 5 Time: 8am - noon (entering 1st thru 6th grade)
Date: July 29 - August 2 Time: noon - 4pm (entering 3rd thru 6th grade)
There’s something strange going on around here! Calling all Zoo Scene Investi-GATORS! This week campers will become detectives and race the clock to solve mysteries and save the zoo animals. Could it be that the evil Hornswoggler is back?
A Very Hungry Zoo
Date: July 1 - 5 Time: noon - 4pm (entering 3rd thru 6th grade)
Date: July 29 - August 2 Time: 8am - noon (entering 1st thru 6th grade)
Everything has to eat. Here at the zoo, we feed our animals a variety of different foods. Come find out what a crocodile likes to crunch or what a lemur likes for lunch. This camp will make you hungry for more!
Date: July 8 - 12 Time: 8am - noon (entering 1st thru 6th grade)
Date: August 5 - 9 Time: noon - 4pm (entering 3rd thru 6th grade)
Snakes take the stage this week as we learn age old tales about these amazing animals. From the beginning of time to today's news, snakes are infamous for making headlines. Join us for a week of these slippery creatures!
Date: July 8 - 12 Time: noon - 4pm (entering 3rd thru 6th grade)
Date: August 5 - 9 Time: 8am - noon (entering 1st thru 6th grade)
Animals come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors. In this camp, you will be inspired by our zoo animals to create master works of art. Whether you are the next Picasso or if you simply enjoy art, this camp will unleash your creative spirit.
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Weekly cost: $120 members, $140 non-members
Positions for this unique opportunity are extremely limited.
Available only during the summer, the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program is designed as a volunteer program for students entering 7th through 12th grade. CIT volunteers assist counselors with groups of Zoo Campers as an extra set of eyes, ears and hands to help with crafts, games and other activities. CITs are expected to show a positive attitude toward Zoo Camp, Zoo Campers, The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and its staff. As role models for the younger campers, CITs must abide by all Zoo Camp rules. Any CIT showing a lack of maturity, cooperation or positive attitude will be asked to leave. After camp has ended for the season, each CIT will receive a letter outlining the number of hours volunteered. Any additional paperwork required by schools in order to receive volunteer credit must be completed by the CIT and then submitted to the Curator of Education for a signature.
1. Campers must wear close-toed shoes with a back (no clogs/Croc-like shoes).
2. Campers must follow the instructions given by zoo staff.
3. Campers must take part in all scheduled activities.
4. Campers must stay with the group at all times.
5. Campers must be respectful of others, including staff, other campers and animals.
6. Campers must keep their hands, feet and objects to themselves.
7. No running or horseplay is permitted.
8. Before and aftercare are not provided.