Spring Junior Zoo Keeper Camp

Spring Junior Zoo Keeper Camp
Spring Safari Camps are offered for children ages seven to twelve years during spring break March 11-15. 
Roll up your sleeves because it’s time to get to work. Campers will take part in many hands-on activities including animal husbandry, feeding and training. Campers will learn first-hand what it takes to be a Zookeeper. Campers are sure to get their hands dirty in this hands-on camp, where teamwork and education are the focus.

Children are required to either bring a sack lunch or purchase a zoo lunch. Please note that refrigeration is not provided.The cost of a zoo lunch is $30 for the five days and can be purchase in advance or the first day of camp. Single day lunch purchases are $6.

Monday – Pork hot dog, chips and fruit
Tuesday – Cheese pizza, chocolate chip cookie and fruit
Wednesday – Breaded chicken strips, fries and fruit
Thursday - Pepperoni pizza, chocolate chip cookie and fruit
Friday - Hamburger, chips and chocolate chip cookie

*menu is tentative and subject to change
*side of fruit varies from day to day and may include grapes, apples, oranges or bananas
*side of veggies varies and may include carrots or celery
*each meal will also include a milk or juice drink

Campers will receive a morning and an afternoon snack each day (included as part of camp registration-no extra fee).  Snacks might include items such as: bananas, Goldfish crackers, or fruit snacks (these items are tentative, subject to change, and vary from day to day). 

***Food items containing nuts are not served during camp.  However, we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment.  Camp kids often bring their own lunch items containing nuts, and nuts are a regular part of our animal diets.  Please disclose all participant food allergies during registration.  To discuss concerns or request special accommodations, please contact.  


Check-in begins at 8:50 a.m. at Admissions.
For the safety of your children, we will only release your child to the person/s you list as authorized on your registration. If there are emergencies/last-minute changes, please notify instructors at check-in or call 381-7911. Please note, a photo ID is required for pick up.
Before and After Care
Extended care is available for an additional fee.
Before Care: 7:30am – 9:00am - $25/week per child
After Care: 3:00pm – 5pm - $25/week per child
Both - $50/week per child


Please dress children in close-toed, comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing.  Layers are encouraged as mornings may start out chilly and then warm up in the afternoon.  

Registration, Confirmation and Cancellation
Pre-registration is required for all camps. After your registration is processed, a confirmation email will be sent (please check your spam folder). Your registration is not confirmed until you receive this confirmation.  Call 806-381-7911 if a confirmation email is not received. Payment must be made in full at the time of registration. Payment can be made over the phone, by mail or in person. If a cancellation is necessary more than two weeks out from the camp start date, Amarillo Zoo will grant a refund for the registration amount minus a $25 processing fee.  Any cancellations requested within two weeks of the camp start date will not receive a refund. Switching to a different week of camp is an option but depends on availability. 

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Additional Forms:
Liability Waiver  |  Gift of Right of Publicity  |  Personal Information Sheet |  Camper Check In/Out Form


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