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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

July 9th Full

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 at education@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 15 participants.
July 9th Full
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 $50 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.

Spring Break Camps 2022

Animal Instincts!

Ages 4-7 | FULL
March 21st-22nd

Ages 8-11 | FULL
March 23rd-24th

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:

Wild Recess | January 2022

January 20th, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 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!

Ages 4-7

$45/members, $50/non-members
$5 Parent fee

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

Artful Animals | February 2022

February 17th, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Stripes, swirls and zig zags, Oh my! There are so many unique patterns in nature, but what do they mean? Some animals like to stand out from the crowd, while others prefer to blend in with their surroundings. From camouflage to color-changing, there is art all around us!

Ages 4-7

$45/members, $50/non-members
$5 Parent fee

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

Animal Detectives | March 2022

March 17th, 2022 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

$45/members, $50/non-members
$5 Parent fee

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

What Lives in Your Backyard? | April 2022

April 21st, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

There are so many cute critters that live all around the world, but sometimes the most fascinating ones are the ones we see everyday! From mammals with pouches, to spiky rodents, come help us discover the amazing animals that live right here in our own backyard!

Ages 4-7

$45/members, $50/non-members
$5 Parent fee

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

Small and Mighty! | May 2022

May 19th, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

As a kid, you dream about growing up to be big and strong. But in the animal kingdom, bigger isn’t always better! Help us explore the seas, shrubs and skies to find out why nature’s tiny, terrific creatures are so important!

Ages 4-7

$45/members, $50/non-members
$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:

Feasts for the Beasts | January 2022

January 15th, 2022 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

$45/members, $50/non-members
$5 Parent fee

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

Outback Adventures | February 2022

February 12th, 2022 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

$45/members, $50/non-members
$5 Parent fee

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

Disguises & Surprises! | March 2022

March 12th, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you’re an animal, a good disguise or sudden surprise can come in handy! What’s the secret behind animal “tricks” like playing dead, rolling into a ball, and showing off Discover how animals are designed to be masters of deception.

Ages 8-11

$45/members, $50/non-members
$5 Parent fee

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

Creatures of the Night | April 2022

April 16th, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Have you always wondered what goes on in the animal kingdom after the sun sets? Join us as we discover
how animals navigate the night! Explore the way heightened senses can help animals thrive in dark places.

Ages 8-11

$45/members, $50/non-members
$5 Parent fee

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

Radical Reptiles! | May 2022

May 21st, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could slither like a snake, shed your skin like a lizard, or chomp like a crocodile? Reptiles come in many different shapes and sizes, but they all play an important role in our planet’s ecosystems. Join us and find out what makes our ectothermic friends so radical!

Ages 8-11

$45/members, $50/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:

Wonders of Water | January 2022

January 8th, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

How do animals survive in the desert without water? What makes some animals float in water, while others sink? Let’s use our silly senses to learn all about the wonders of water in nature!

Limit of 10 kids per camp
Ages 4-7

$30/members, $35/non-members

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

Slither, Sprint, Soar | February 2022

February 5th, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to slither like a snake, crawl like a crab, or leap like a lemur? Animals move in special ways that help them navigate their environment. Bring your best moves and see how well you can mimic your favorite animal’s locomotion!

Limit of 10 kids per camp
Ages 4-7

$30/members, $35/non-members
Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Crunch, Munch, Slurp | March 2022

March 5th, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

What’s that sound?! It’s one of our noisy neighbor animals having their favorite snack! Just like us, animals have foods that they like and dislike. Meet one of our animal ambassadors and see what it’s like for them to forage for food everyday!

Limit of 10 kids per camp
Ages 4-7

$30/members, $35/non-members
Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

African Adventure | April 2022

April 2nd, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Life in Africa isn’t easy for many animals, so they rely on their amazing adaptations to help them survive. Hop on as we go on an African safari to find some of the world’s largest, fastest and most powerful animals!

Limit of 10 kids per camp
Ages 4-7

$30/members, $35/non-members
Register by calling 541-679-6761 x221
Or email education@wildlifesafari.net

Summer Camps 2022


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

 

Pint-Sized Explorer Camp

Ages 3 – 4

Creeps from the Deep | June 13h-15th

Incredible adaptations allow some animals to live beneath the surface of the water. Explore this camp with us as we discover and learn about all the unique creatures that survive underwater!

Crafty Critters | July 25th-27th

Spiky quills, sharp teeth, and powerful sounds! Animals have lots of ways they are able to get themselves out of sticky situations. Join us as we learn about all the species that have a few tricks up their trunk!

Whose Teeth are These? | Aug 22nd-24th

From chewing their food to defending themselves against predators, animal teeth are specialized for each species to make survival easier. Become dental detectives in this camp as we explore what we are able to learn about animals from their teeth!

Discover Camp

Ages 4 – 7

Splash into Summer! | June 20th-23rd | FULL

You might need a bigger boat for the amount of aquatic fun this camp holds! Enjoy cooling summer water activities while learning about the ecosystems that are sustained by different bodies of water.

Animal Engineers | July 11th-14th | FULL

Ant burrows, beaver lodges, and chickadee nests…oh my! Join us in this camp to learn about how and why certain species are excellent engineers!

Crafty Critters| August 1st-4th | FULL

Spiky quills, sharp teeth, and powerful sounds! Animals have lots of ways they are able to get themselves out of sticky situations. Join us as we learn about all the species that have a few tricks up their trunk!

Animal Care 101 | August 15th-18th | FULL

Strap on your boots and gloves and join us for lessons and activities that teach you how to provide delicious meals, cozy homes, and zany entertainment for our animal friends!

Adventure Camp

Ages 8 – 10

Conservation Heroes | June 27th-30th | FULL

Wildlife is in peril and we are sending out the signal calling for all Conservation Heroes! Learn about all the ways species contribute to healthy ecosystems and how you can protect valuable habitat and creatures.

Animal Engineers | July 4th-7th

Ant burrows, beaver lodges, and chickadee nests…oh my! Join us in this camp to learn about how and why certain species are excellent engineers!

Animal Care 101 | July 18th-21st | FULL

Strap on your boots and gloves and join us for lessons and activities that teach you how to provide delicious meals, cozy homes, and zany entertainment for our animal friends!

Ready, Set, VET! | August 8th-11th | FULL

Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to give shots, perform surgeries, and diagnose animals? Join us for this camp as we explore all the different ways veterinarians are able to provide medical care for our residents!

Member Price $85

Non-Member Price $95

Member Price $150

Non-Member Price $160

Member Price $150

Non-Member Price $160

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