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Wildlife Safari is dedicated to our mission of conservation and education, and we hope you will be a part of that mission! Check out all the ways for your student to grow in an appreciation for wildlife and biology below.

Wildlife Safari camps and classes offer hands-on, up-close and personal experiences for the young adventurer in everyone! Learn why native and exotic wildlife are essential to their habitats, how Wildlife Safari is helping to preserve species in the wild, how we keep them fit and entertained when living here at the park, and much, much more!

“No one will protect what they don’t care about;
and no one will care about what they have never experienced.”
Sir David Attenborough

Broadcaster & Naturalist

Overnight Camps

In this fantastic program, you will get to experience the park after hours! The campsite opens at 4:30 where you will have time to set up your tent, eat dinner (not provided) and then start a scavenger hunt through the Village.

You will then have the opportunity to meet animal ambassadors through a hands-on animal encounter. We will then learn all about how we care for the animals at Wildlife Safari through an interactive trivia game and then return to camp for a campfire with s’mores.

In the morning, after a continental breakfast (provided) you will create special treats for our animals which we will then give to them in a unique encounter!

This overnight camping experience is designed for families, groups and clubs. Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and frogs and wake to the awesome sound of roaring lions! You won’t get any closer to a world-wide safari than this!

To inquire further, or to book a private overnight camping experience, please contact Wildlife Safari’s education department at education@wildlifesafari.net or by calling 541-679-6761 ex 221.

 If you would like to participate in one of our public overnights, you can choose between the following dates:

July 18th
August 15th
August 29th
 
If you would like to book a private group overnight on an alternate date, we require a minimum of 10 participants.

 

Registration for Private CampRegistration for Public Camp

Frequently Asked Questions on Overnight Camps
What should I bring?

Pack lightly! Please be aware that the evenings and mornings are usually damp and chilly (even in the summer!). Please bring appropriate clothes for these weather conditions. We recommend you bring: tent (unless you’re renting one of ours!), sleeping bag, pillow, jacket or
sweatshirt, long pants, closed-toed shoes, warm socks, warm pajamas, flashlight or headlamp, reusable water bottle, travel mug for coffee, personal items (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.). Optional items include: tarp or ground cloth, camera, camping mat or air mattress, cooler, wet wipes or hand sanitizer, sunscreen
DO NOT bring: food for the animals, alcoholic beverages, Styrofoam products, balloons or ribbon, firewood, straws, bicycles, or pets.
For the safety of our animals, please do not bring these items with you. Thank you!

What will I be doing?

Our unique programming offers a scavenger hunt in the walk-thru (aka Village), a private animal presentation, Zookeeper Olympics, a campfire with smores (weather permitting), and a private animal encounter the next morning.

Where do I go when I get there?

Please check-in at Guest Services, located across from the flamingo exhibit in Village. You will be given instructions on parking and unloading at check-in.

Check-in time?

Check-in is anytime between 4:30pm and 5:30pm. Programming starts at 6:30pm so leave yourself enough time to set up camp and eat dinner.

Are meals included?

S’mores and a continental breakfast are included but dinner is not. You can bring a picnic, bring your own grill/camp stove to make dinner here, eat before you arrive, or get pizza delivered to your campsite. Our onsite restaurant serves food until 5:00pm.

Are tickets for the Drive-thru included?

Yes! Each family will be given one wristband at check-in. This wristband will serve as your drive-thru ticket. Please make sure the driver of your vehicle is wearing the wristband. We recommend going through drive-thru after morning activities are done.

Can I bring my RV/camper?

We do not have the space available for RVs or campers.

Can I rent sleeping bags or tents? What does the camping space look like?

We rent 4 to 6 person tents for $15 each. We do not rent out any other equipment. The camping spaces are on our special events lawn which is relatively flat with a few trees for cover.

Is there power?

Power is only available for guests with CPAP machines or similar medical needs.

What are the bathrooms like? Are there showers?

There is a porta potty at the camping area. The main bathrooms in the Village are also open all night. They have running water and ample counter space. There are no shower facilities.

Can my child attend without an adult?

No. Wildlife Safari staff are only present to facilitate programs. All children must attend with an adult.

Are there age restrictions?

Overnights are available for all ages. Note that we have different pricing for adults and children. Children 2 & under are free.

Can I get a refund for bad weather or if we have a change of plans?

Refunds will only be issued if Wildlife Safari cancels an overnight. Overnights will only be canceled in extenuating circumstances such as storms, thick wildfire smoke, or power outages. Guests that register for an overnight but do not attend will not receive a refund. These guests may transfer to a different overnight date during the same season at no additional charge.

Homeschool Classes

Science not your subject?  Looking for a more dynamic science experience for your kids?  Let Wildlife Safari’s experienced environmental education staff take over!  Our themed monthly classes contain a rich mix of inquiry-based lessons, STEM activities, and animal appearances.  Each class ends with a take-home homework assignment that will encourage students to apply what they have just learned.

K-3rd grade Homeschool Class

This two-hour program uses a variety of mini lessons and hands-on activities to introduce students to science concepts.  These classes are slightly less structured to encourage students’ natural curiosity.  Students will use tools like compare-and-contrast and observation to understand the world around them.  Parents are able to attend but must register along with their child.  No younger siblings please.

Wildlife Safari camps and classes fill up fast! Don’t delay in getting your student enrolled today. Below, you will find the necessary registration forms for each age group, as well as a schedule of camp dates. For more information, reach out to education@wildlifesafari.net or call 541.679.6761 ex 221

 

Get Homeschool Forms

Animal Amore | February 2020
February 21st, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Grades K-3

Valentine’s Day is a chance for humans to show how they feel with cards, chocolates, and flowers. Humans aren’t the only ones that give presents to their special someone; animals give Valentine’s gifts too! From crazy looking dances to specially chosen pebbles, the animal kingdom is full of these gifts. Join us as we explore the many ways that animals show each other how they feel.

Grades K-3
$15/member students, $20/non-member students
$5 Parent fee

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Nature's Ninja's | March 2020

March 13th, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Grades K-3

Did that stick just move?! Is that a clump of moss or a frog? Nature is full of animals that are experts at hiding right out in the open. Extra feathers, crazy patterns, and bumpy skin are just some of the tactics that animals use to stay out of sight. A hidden animal can be tough to find. Are you up to the challenge? Join us as we discover how and why there is so much camouflage in the wild!

Grades K-3
$15/member students, $20/non-member students
$5 Parent fee

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Cancelled: Pollination Nation | April 2020

This class is currently cancelled. Check back later for updates.

April 17th, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Grades K-3

Bees and bats often get a bad rap, but they have a very important job: they’re pollinators! Without them, we wouldn’t have flowers, fruit, or vegetables. Since plants can’t move they have to figure out how to attract animals. From shockingly bright colors to super stinky smells there are some crazy ways that plants try to stand out! Join us as we investigate what happens in pollination nation.

Grades K-3
$15/member students, $20/non-member students
$5 Parent fee

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Animal Detectives | May 2020

May 15th, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Grades K-3

Feathers, fur, and antlers have very important jobs, but what can they tell us once they’re shed?  Using these clues, we can figure out a lot of information about the animal that dropped them.  Can you unlock the secrets that are hidden in the things that animals leave behind? Grab your magnifying glasses and your detective hats; we have some sleuthing to do!

Grades K-3
$15/member students, $20/non-member students
$5 Parent fee

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Camps

School Time Programs

Cub Club | Ages 4-7

Discover a whole new side of animals at Wildlife Safari’s exclusive hands-on nature exploration program just for kids! These workshops include interactive lessons, animal meet-and-greets and one-of-a-kind activities.

Wildlife Safari camps and classes fill up fast! Don’t delay in getting your student enrolled today. Below, you will find the necessary registration forms for each age group, as well as a schedule of camp dates. For more information, reach out to education@wildlifesafari.net or call 541.679.6761 ex 221

 

Get Cub Club Forms

 

Cub Club Dates:

Wild Hospital | February 2020
February 15th, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Ages 4-7

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Safari?  What happens when an animal needs some extra TLC?  Zookeepers pack a lot of things into their day, and not all of them are glamorous!  From preparing animal diets to scrubbing poop, keepers are busy ensuring all the animal residents are happy and healthy.  Join us on this behind-the-scenes adventure to learn what it takes to care for the animals at Wildlife Safari.

Ages 4-7
$15/members, $20/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Wonders of Water | March 2020
March 14th, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Ages 4-7

Water keeps people healthy and helps us cool off in the heat, but what does it do for plants and animals?  The water is home to a lot of creatures, although not all of them live there full-time.  There are plants and animals that need an underwater home and others that don’t go near the water at all.  Join us as we dive into the wonderful world of water!

Ages 4-7
$15/members, $20/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Cancelled: Super Seeds | April 2020

This camp is currently cancelled. Check back later for updates.

April 18th, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Ages 4-7

Baby animals are pretty easy to identify, but what does a baby plant look like?  It’s a seed!  Each type of plant makes a different seed.  Some seeds are small and poky, some are large and smooth, and a few can even fly!  Seeds eventually grow into adult plants, but they can’t do it on their own.  Join us as we learn how humans and animals interact with seeds.

Ages 4-7
$15/members, $20/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Pollination Nation | May 2020
May 16th, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Ages 4-7

Bees and bats often get a bad rap, but they have a very important job:  they’re pollinators!  Without them, we wouldn’t have flowers, fruit, or vegetables.  Since plants can’t move they have to figure out how to attract animals.  From shockingly bright colors to super stinky smells there are some crazy ways that plants try to stand out!  Join us as we investigate what happens in pollination nation.

Ages 4-7
$15/members, $20/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Eco-Explorers | Ages 8-11

Eco-Explorers is a program where children ages 8 to 11 will investigate the world around them through hands-on activities such as conducting fun experiments, scientific exploration, games, and crafts.

Wildlife Safari camps and classes fill up fast! Don’t delay in getting your student enrolled today. Below, you will find the necessary registration forms for each age group, as well as a schedule of camp dates. For more information, reach out to education@wildlifesafari.net or call 541.679.6761 ex 221

 

Get Eco-Explorers Forms

 

Eco-Explorers Dates:

Amorous Animals | February 2020
Saturday February 8th, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Ages 8-11

Animals have developed many weird and wonderful mating rituals, but not all of them are romantic! From choreographed dances to elaborate art displays to deadly encounters, there are many unique ways to attract a mate in the animal kingdom.  Join us as we learn what it takes for animals to reproduce!

Ages 8-11
$20/members, $25/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Wild Hospital | March 2020

Saturday March 7th, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Ages 8-11

Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep our animals healthy and happy? Zookeepers and veterinarians often need to get creative when treating different injuries and illnesses. From making shoes for rhinos to putting splints on rats, our animal care staff are always willing to go the extra mile. Come get behind the scenes and tour our vet clinic, view animal x-rays, and try out a variety of zookeeper tasks!

Ages 8-11
$20/members, $25/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Cancelled: Bees & Pollinators | April 2020

This camp is currently cancelled. Check back later for updates.

Saturday April 11th, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Ages 8-11

How do plants attract pollinators? Why are bees so important to the ecosystem? There are many different types of pollinators, and not all are animals. Take part in a tasty experiment as we determine the answers to these questions and more!

Ages 8-11
$20/members, $25/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Animal Homes & Habitats | May 2020
Saturday May 9th, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Ages 8-11

What’s the difference between an animal home and habitat? Animals can be found in various habitats around the world from forests to grasslands and from mountain slopes to deserts. Each habitat can contain homes for several different species. Join us as we explore the world’s wild habitats!

Ages 8-11
$20/members, $25/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

School Break Programs

Cancelled: Wildlife Detectives
Ages 4-7 March 23rd & 24th  |  Ages 8-11 March 25th & 26th

THIS CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Start your day with a scavenger hunt, follow the clues and unravel the animal mysteries to become the ultimate Wildlife Detective!

$55/members, $60/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Get Wildlife Detective Forms

Pint-Sized Explorers | Ages 3-4

Pint-Sized Explorer camps are jam packed with hands-on fun for young nature enthusiasts. Campers will use their senses and a healthy dose of nature play to investigate the natural world. Camp activities include age –appropriate mini lessons, themed games, sensory stations, and special animal guests.

Wildlife Safari camps and classes fill up fast! Don’t delay in getting your student enrolled today. Below, you will find the necessary registration forms for each age group, as well as a schedule of camp dates. For more information, reach out to education@wildlifesafari.net or call 541.679.6761 ex 221

Get Pint-Sized Explorer Forms

Animals in Disguise | June 2020

June 15th-17th, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Ages 3-4

Eyes on their ears? Heads on their tails? Explore how animals use disguises and camouflage to survive and thrive in the animal kingdom. Some animals even prefer to stand out and be noticed!

Ages 3-4
$70/members, $75/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Cartoon Critters | July 2020

July 27th-29th, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Ages 3-4

What do Paw Patrol, Toy Story, Daniel Tiger and Frozen all have in common? They all have extraordinary animal characters! In this camp we will explore the funny, furry and fantastical world of cartoon critters!

Ages 3-4
$70/members, $75/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Amazing Animal Appetites | August 2020

August 24th-26th, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Ages 3-4

What are some of your favorite foods? Primate biscuits? Rodent chow? Parrot pellets? Our animals all have special diets and even have favorite foods too! Explore what our animals are munching, chomping, slurping and chewing.

Ages 3-4
$70/members, $75/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Discover Camp | Ages 4-7

Discover camps utilize themed activities and mini experiments to introduce young elementary students to the natural sciences. Campers use the powers of observation and investigation to build an understanding of the world around them. Camp activities include age-appropriate lessons, STEAM activities, and visits to (or from) Wildlife Safari residents.

Wildlife Safari camps and classes fill up fast! Don’t delay in getting your student enrolled today. Below, you will find the necessary registration forms for each age group, as well as a schedule of camp dates. For more information, reach out to education@wildlifesafari.net or call 541.679.6761 ex 221

 

Get Discover Camp Forms

 

Discover Camp Dates:

Nature's Got Talent | June 2020

June 22nd-25th, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Ages 4-7

Could you eat like an anteater? See like a hawk? Laugh like a kookaburra? Campers will discover the answers to these questions, and many more, using sight, sound, smell, and touch to explore the talented world of the animal kingdom in a whole new way!

Ages 4-7
$130/members, $140/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Movies, Mammals and Animals in the Media! | July 2020

July 13th-16th, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Ages 4-7

Baby Yoda, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Porgs, Hippogriff, Fawkes, Pokemon…what are some of these characters? Mysterious and mythical creatures are not just found in books and movies, but often have real life counterparts that are just as amazing! The force is strong with this camp!

Ages 4-7
$130/members, $140/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Behind the Scenes Bonanza! | August 2020

August 10th-13th, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Ages 4-7

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Wildlife Safari?  What does it take to care for our animals? Zookeepers pack a lot of things into their day, and not all of them are glamorous!  From preparing animal diets to scrubbing poop, keepers are busy ensuring all the park residents are happy and healthy. Tour our vet clinic, view some animal x-rays, and try out a variety of zookeeper tasks!

Ages 4-7
$130/members, $140/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Adventure Camp | Ages 8-10

Adventure camps give older elementary students the chance to dive deeper into the world of natural science.  Campers use critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork to grow their environmental science knowledge base.  Camp activities include experiments, STEAM lessons, themed activities, and animal meet-and-greets.

Wildlife Safari camps and classes fill up fast! Don’t delay in getting your student enrolled today. Below, you will find the necessary registration forms for each age group, as well as a schedule of camp dates. For more information, reach out to education@wildlifesafari.net or call 541.679.6761 ex 221

 

Get Adventure Camp Forms

 

Adventure Camp Dates:

Nature’s Got Talent | July 2020

July 6th-9th, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Ages 8-10

Could you eat like an anteater? See like a hawk? Laugh like a kookaburra? Campers will discover the answers to these questions, and many more, using sight, sound, smell, and touch to explore the talented world of the animal kingdom in a whole new way!

Ages 8-10
$130/members, $140/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Movies, Mammals and Animals in the Media! | July 2020

July 20th-23rd, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Ages 8-10

Baby Yoda, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Porgs, Hippogriff, Fawkes, Pokemon…what are some of these characters? Mysterious and mythical creatures are not just found in books and movies, but often have real life counterparts that are just as amazing! The force is strong with this camp!

Ages 8-10
$130/members, $140/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Wild by Design | August 2020

August 17th-20th, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Ages 8-10

Flamingos, cougars and gibbons…oh my! Have you ever imagined what your own wildlife park would look like? From design, to diets to animal training, learn what it takes to make Wildlife Safari a center for excellence in animal care!

Ages 8-10
$130/members, $140/non-members

Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

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