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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 4:00 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, please contact Wildlife Safari’s education department ateducation@wildlifesafari.netor by calling 541-679-6761 ex 221.

If you would like to book a private group overnight on an alternate date, we require a minimum of 10 participants.
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.

This three-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

Homeschool: Discovering Wildlife | Ages 4-7

Join the Wildlife Safari education team for classes appropriate for children ages 4-7!

 

Homeschool: Discovering Wildlife Dates:

Animal Detectives | September 2021

September 16th, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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?

Ages 4-7
$30/member students, $35/non-member students
$5 Parent fee

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

Super Seeds | October 2021

October 14th, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

You can probably recognize a seed, but what do you actually know about the tiny plant babies? Some seeds are poisonous, some taste gross, and some are absolutely delicious. Seeds can come in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors too. Join us as we uncover the many secrets of seeds!

Ages 4-7
$30/member students, $35/non-member students
$5 Parent fee

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

Raptor Rendezvous | November 2021

November 17th, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Have you ever noticed that some birds have massive talons? Talons aren’t the only fantastic features that belong to meat-eating birds! Huge eyes, silent flight and super speed are all things that make these animals so fierce. Join us as we investigate the birds known as raptors!

Ages 4-7
$30/member students, $35/non-member students
$5 Parent fee

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

Creature Features | December 2021

December 16th, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Giant ears, scaly tails, and super snuffly noses; some animals have features that really stand out!  These animals might look a little strange, but their superior senses have a purpose.  Join us as we explore why looking funny is beneficial for residents of the animal kingdom.

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
$30/member students, $35/non-member students
$5 Parent fee

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

Homeschool: Exploring Wildlife | Ages 8-11

Join the Wildlife Safari education team for classes appropriate for children ages 8-11!

 

Homeschool: Exploring Wildlife Dates:

Outback Adventures | September 2021

September 25th, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where can you find animals with pouches, birds that mimic car alarms, and mammals that lay eggs? Come say “G’day” to these weird and wonderful creatures as we explore Australia!

Ages 8-11
$30/members, $35/non-members
$5 Parent fee

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

Jungle Journey | October 2021

October 23rd, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Are lions really the king of the jungle? Join us on a tropical safari where we will discover which animals call these forests home and how they have adapted to survive life in such an extreme environment!

Ages 8-11
$30/members, $35/non-members
$5 Parent fee

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

Feasts for the Beasts | November 2021

November 20th, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Did you know humans aren’t the only species that prepare their food? Stones, carrion and dung are just a few of the unusual, tasty “treats” that animals like to eat. Discover the wonderful world of herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and scavengers and where they all fit into the food chain!

Ages 8-11
$30/members, $35/non-members
$5 Parent fee

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

Animal Outlaws | December 2021

December 4th, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sometimes the lesser known animals turn out to be the most exciting! Meet some of our misunderstood ambassadors and let them wiggle and slither their way into your heart!

Ages 8-11
$30/members, $35/non-members
$5 Parent fee

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

Cub Club | Ages 4-7

Join the Wildlife Safari education team for camps appropriate for children ages 4-7!

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

 

Cub Club Dates:

Little Stinkers | October 2021

October 16th, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

What’s that smell?! The animal kingdom is full of things that will make you cover your nose and run the other way. Each of these offensive odors has a very special purpose, and many animals could not survive without these smells. Join us as we explore why all the bad smells are actually good!

 

Limit of 10 kids per camp

Ages 4-7
$20/members, $25/non-members

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

Creature Features | November 2021

November 6th, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Giant ears, scaly tails, and super snuffly noses; some animals have features that really stand out!  These animals might look a little strange, but their superior senses have a purpose.  Join us as we explore why looking funny is beneficial for residents of the animal kingdom.

 

Limit of 10 kids per camp

Ages 4-7
$20/members, $25/non-members

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

Wild Recess | December 2021

December 11th, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Basketball, tag, and jump rope….recess is the best!  Humans aren’t the only ones that enjoy recess; animals have a playful side too!  From learning hunting skills to building up muscle, play has a very important role in the animal kingdom.  Join us as we uncover all of the creative ways that animals play!

Limit of 10 kids per camp

Ages 4-7
$20/members, $25/non-members

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

Summer Camps 2022 | Coming Soon!


Join the Wildlife Safari education team for Summer camps appropriate for various ages!


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

 

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