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Hands on Exotics
Hands on Exotics
432 Horner Avenue
Toronto, Ontario,
M8W 2B2

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Hands on Exotics

Hands on Exotics

432 Horner Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M8W 2B2

Day camp
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)
$410 to $510/week
6 to 16
20 to 50

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Avery Harte - Camp Director

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About this camp


Zoo Camp at Hands on Exotics is a summer day camp dedicated to creating an immersive learning environment that is enriching for both campers and zoo residents! Campers will learn all about animals at the zoo such as kangaroos, lemurs, birds of prey, snakes, and many more. All attendees will have the opportunity to interact closely and safely with a variety of zoo animals.

Every day will host a new set of engaging, educational activities such as zookeeping, animal enrichment, environmentalism and conservation, and camp activities like arts & crafts and sports. Our mission is to provide your kids with an amazing adventure and to have them leave camp feeling empowered to help our planet.

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432 Horner Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Day Camp
Ages: 6 - 16
Expired 2017
Zooology/Animals|Writing / journalism|Environment|Public Speaking/Debate|Marine Biology|Basketball|Hiking|Soccer|Volleyball|Track and Field|Yoga|Football|Ultimate Frisbee|Arts & Crafts|Photo/Video|Painting|Cooking|Woodworking|Jam Camp|Drawing|Pottery/ceramics |Baking/Decorating|Hip hop|Wilderness Skills

Director's Message


Avery Harte, Camp Director


Welcome to Zoo Camp at Hands on Exotics and congratulations on taking the first step to having a unique, educational and exciting adventure interacting with and caring for our animal friends. My name is Avery Harte and I am passionate about all animals, even the creepy crawly ones. 

I have spent my life learning about Earth's creatures and it's this curiosity that has compelled me to get a degree in zoology and pursue postgraduate studies in education with an emphasis on studying the positive benefits of having animals in classrooms. I am very excited to share my passion for wildlife and learning with the Zoo Camp community. 

At Zoo Camp at Hands on Exotics we nurture many exciting animals including kangaroos, owls, lemurs, a lynx, a kinkajou, sugar gliders, snakes, spiders, and more. Our program encourages confidence by empowering campers to identify, respect and interact with animals in a safe and inclusive setting. We welcome kids of all ages and experience and celebrate differences and needs. We endeavour to create a fun environment to promote enthusiastic exploration under the guidance of trained counsellors who will help your children experience the wonders of our natural world through activities designed to stimulate lifelong interest in animals and nature. 

For 2017 we have assembled an amazing team of individuals from a variety of backgrounds so that we can create a dynamic camp for your kids. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally with any questions you might have about our program. We look forward to sharing our passion with you!

Stories & Testimonials


Excited and Honoured

I am so excited and truly honoured to a part of this amazing experience. I can't wait to be able to share my love of animals and the environment with campers this summer! I know it's going to be a summer I'll never forget <3

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April 3, 2017 - Zoo Camp Team Assembled - Celine aka Nut

Zoo Camp at Hands on Exotics' summer staff as officially been assembled. Celine is one of our awesome team members! ...

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