Veterinary and Wild Animal Science Camps 2022

2022 Veterinary Camps

The Zoo will continue its Veterinary Camps beginning May 2022 with Covid-safe protocols in place.

Great news! The Zoo’s veterinary staff plans to, once again, offer four on-site veterinary camps. The camps will accept 22 campers again this year, and we will enforce strict COVID-safe protocols throughout the camps.

Junior Veterinary Camps are suitable for rising 7th through 9th graders and are scheduled for May 14, 2022, and August 6, 2022. Learn more or begin the application process now by clicking here

Senior Veterinary Camps are suitable for rising 10th graders to first-year college students and are scheduled for June 17-19, 2022 and July 15-17, 2022. Learn more or begin the application process by clicking here.

2022 Wild Animal Science Camps

The North Carolina Zoo’s Wild Animal Science Camps provide fun and educational opportunities for young, budding scientists! The camps’ hands-on activities mimic the fieldwork conservation scientists undertake in the wild and offer realistic overviews of what it might be like to follow in the footsteps of conservation heroes, like Jane Goodall or Dian Fossey.

Through carefully planned activities around the Zoo, campers practice research methods used by the Zoo’s field biologists when they work in the wild to save elephants, gorillas, vultures, and more. These activities show campers how to use camera traps and field guides to study animal behavior, identify footprints and bones, and investigate simulated human-animal conflicts.

Campers also undertake an exciting, nighttime exploration of the Zoo to learn to use research equipment to observe and study wildlife in dim light. These experiences create a venue for campers to form friendships and network with people who share an interest in working to protect wildlife and habitats.

Junior Wild Animal Science Camps are suitable for rising 6th through 8th graders. Click here to learn more.

Senior Wild Animal Science Camps are suitable for rising 9th graders through first-year college students. Click here to learn more.

Additional information, including registration instructions, will be available on December 1, 2021.