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Jr. Safari Summer Camp

Jr. Safari Summer Camp

America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College has a Junior Safari Summer Camp for kids 1st through 6th grade. Kids can interact with the Zoo’s animal collection while participating in science-based learning experiences. Campers can attend full-day (8:30am to 4pm), early bird half-day (8:30am to noon) or night owl half-day (12:30 pm to 4pm). There's even a counselor training program for teens 14-17, but note that this is a chance to work with kids, not animals.


JR. SAFARI allows your child the unique opportunity to come up close and personal with the zoo’s animal collection while participating in age appropriate science-based learning experiences. All projects are designed not only to entertain, but also to educate the campers about the natural world of animals. We have put together a summary of themes, hours, and activities your camper will be participating in.


Camp activities include animal presentations, handling opportunities, art projects, and science projects. All activities have been developed by our professional zoo education staff with the campers age in mind. Activities occur within the safety of zoo grounds under direct supervision. The campers will have special access to the back areas, barns, classrooms, zoo kitchen, and wildlife theater.


Full day campers are required to bring a lunch. We provide a morning snack, afternoon snack and drinks each day.


Fridays are special days here at the zoo. Full day campers and Night Owls will have the special privilege of inviting their family and friends to attend an animal show that they have prepared. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see what your camper has learned during their week, so bring your cameras. Early Birds are not included in this opportunity, so please choose your session carefully.


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Candidates must be 14 - 17 years old and have previously participated in at least one full week of Jr. Safari Summer Camp at America’s Teaching Zoo.  Participation is subject to staff approval due to limited space. Available in FULL DAY only for ages 14-17 any week to assist camp counselors. Contact for application.


    7075 Campus Dr.

    Moorpark, CA 93021


    Summer 2024: 

    February 26th


    8:00 am to 4:30 pm




    Full Day campers with siblings receive a $50 discount per additional sibling


    Tel: 805-378-1400


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