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Kids zoo camps

Zoo camps give kids the keys to the animal cages!

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There are several zoo camps across Ontario where kids can spend summer time to get hands on experience with animals and learn firsthand what life is like inside the zoo. Of course, they get to meet many of the animals face-to-face. For kids who love wildlife and animals zoo camp offers the experience of a lifetime.

Kids zoo camps

A zoo camp is usually organized as a residential summer camp program that gives campers a chance to work with animals in a zoological park. Younger children may have activities like games, songs, activities, animal visits, stories, crafts and walk-abouts. Older children may undergo advanced training in zoo maintenance and even animal behavior. Teens can explore animal behavior, wildlife conservation and career options at these zoo camps.

Some activities at this kind of camps include:


• Daily care of the animals

- Cleaning, feeding and watering at the zoo.

• Animal sharing:

Free time with the animals.

• Wildlife safari:

Campers learn about wildlife and the environment. Night safaris teach about nocturnal animals.

• Hiking:

Learning to identify native plants and animals.

• Orienteering:

Using a compass to navigate the woods.

• Animal tracking:

Identifying the footprints of deer, raccoons, chipmunks, bears, and more.

Campers can also choose from a variety of activities taught by SCBI scientists and keepers. Outdoor living skills, arts and crafts, tree climbing, sports and campfires may also be included. Talent shows, presentations, biking and outdoor sports are also organized by zoo camps. In fact, these camps may cover every aspect of the zoo and aquarium that affects the wellbeing of the animals like nutrition, enclosures, security, exercise and enrichment, veterinary care, contact with visitors and so on. Campers at zoo camps are taught about endangered species, extinct animals, wildlife art, tribal art and many related subjects too.


PO Box 370, 3667 Concession 6, Orono, Ontario, L0B 1M0
Clarington
The only residential summer camp of its kind in the world, participants work alongside professional zoo keeping staff to care for a variety of animals, many rare and endangered.
Camp Specialties:Animals, Environment, Science, Outdoor Living/Survival [view profile]
  • Ages 6 to 19
  • Overnight Camp
  • Adventure
  • Adventure
361A Old Finch Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M1B 5K7
Toronto
Located at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo. Voted Best Day Camp in GTA - Toronto4Kids
Camp Specialties:Animals, Environment [view profile]
  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Adventure

1132 Leslie St, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3L7
Toronto
This horseback riding stable offers Summer Camp and March Break programs where campers get twice daily riding lessons and testing.
Camp Specialties:Horseback Riding/Equestrian, Animals [view profile]
  • Ages 9 to 15
  • Day Camp
  • Sports

5234 Kelso Road, Milton, Ontario, L0P 1B0
Milton
This Halton Region day camp offers traditional and specialty programs including biking, waterfront, raptor, girls only, and LIT/CIT. Options for kids ages 4 - 15.
Camp Specialties:Animals, Environment [view profile]
  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

361A Old Finch Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M1B 5K7
Toronto
A uniquely wild adventure camp in the GTA, where kids (six and older only) stay overnight and explore the African Savanna right in Toronto.
Camp Specialties:Animals, Environment [view profile]
  • Ages 6 to 100
  • Overnight Camp
  • Family Camps

288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario,
Toronto
Summer camp at the Toronto Ripley's Aquarium offers your kids an exciting learning experience into the wonderful world of water and aquatic life. For kids aged 5 to 11.
Camp Specialties:Animals, Marine Biology [view profile]
  • Ages 5 to 11
  • Day Camp
  • Education

4272 Watson Road South, Puslinch, Ontario,
Halton Hills
Havencrest Riding Academy offers summer and March break day camps to horse enthusiasts between 7 and 14 years of age.
Camp Specialties:Horseback Riding/Equestrian, Animals [view profile]
  • Ages 7 to 14
  • Day Camp
  • Sports

340 King Street East, Bowmanville, Ontario,
Clarington
A unique opportunity for kids aged 5 to 12 to interact with animals and learn from animal experts. Bowmanville is one of the world's largest reservoirs of trained animals.
Camp Specialties:Animals [view profile]
  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Day Camp
  • Adventure

340 King Street East, Bowmanville, Ontario,
Clarington
One of the world’s largest reservoirs of trained animals, at the Eco Adventure Camp at Bowmanville Zoological Park, the animals lead and we follow.
Camp Specialties:Animals [view profile]
  • Ages 7 to 13
  • Day Camp
  • Adventure

18786 McCowan Road, Mount Albert, Ontario,
Newmarket
A summer camp tradition for horse crazy kids specializing in fun and horses for over 30 years
Camp Specialties:Animals, Horseback Riding/Equestrian [view profile]
  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Sports

1290 Speers Rd Unit 6, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 1X7
Oakville
At Safari Science camps, kids learn about life and earth sciences, interact with animals, conduct experiments, play games and have other fun with science and learning.
Camp Specialties:Science, Animals [view profile]
  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Year-Round Program
  • Adventure

197 Fierobin Road, Ladysmith, Quebec,
Ladysmith
Environmental education - No textbooks or online activities could match the Nature connection provided in our programs. We work together with siberian huskies, birds of prey, horses and many much more.
Camp Specialties:Animals, Environment [view profile]
  • Ages 9 to 25
  • Overnight Camp
  • Education

Inter-Varsity Camps, 1 International Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, M9W 6H3
Throughout Canada  •  Arden  •  Hamilton  •  Port Sydney
Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here! [view profile]
  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Overnight Camp
  • Adventure
  • Traditional
5234 Kelso Road, Milton, Ontario,
Milton  •  Oakville
Planet Kids offers 30+ unique programs for kids 5-16. Two great locations to choose from; Kelso Conservation Area, Milton & Kings Christian Collegiate, Oakville. Free transportation, swimming, archery, hiking & more! [view profile]
  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

#10545 Hwy 60, Eganville, Ontario, K0J 1T0
Eganville  •  Ottawa
Adventure Begins at Summer camp! Day and overnight programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from Ottawa to China. [view profile]
  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional
  • Travel
10545 Hwy 60, Eganville, Ontario,
Eganville
Programs are geared to encourage speaking as opposed to writing proficiency. By using picture images, with English labels, each child gains a certain level of familiarity with the terminology presented. [view profile]
  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 5M4
Fort Erie
Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's three Summer Camps! [view profile]
  • Ages 11 to 18
  • Overnight Camp
  • Travel
  • Travel
30 Frayn Road, Box 309 RR#1, Lombardy, Ontario, K0G 1L0
Perth
Summer camp for kids and teens in Eastern Ontario offers theatre arts along with sailing, water skiiing and other sports. [view profile]
  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

205 Humber College Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 5L7
Toronto  •  Greater Toronto Area
A nature focused exploration and adventure camp set within a beautiful urban green space. This camp helps children foster an appreciation for the the many wonders of the natural world. [view profile]
  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, Ontario,
Toronto
An educational day camp for children 8 to 14. Kids get to experience life in the 1860s while playing games and learning new skills. [view profile]
  • Ages 7 to 14
  • Day Camp
  • Adventure

1231 Morinus Rd., Port Carling, Ontario, P0B 1J0
Port Carling
Summer camp in the heart of the Muskokas. Outdoor activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing and many others. [view profile]
  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

5100 Appleby Line, Burlington, Ontario, L7M 0P5
Milton  •  Burlington
Halton region camp offering leadership training and an extraordinary camp program that will exceed your expectations. We fuse traditional camp activities with the extraordinary. [view profile]
  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional
  • Traditional
3846 Larisa Grove, Mississauga, Ontario,
Throughout Canada
Students enroll for two years and work at their own pace with a web-based program, research tools, telephone, Skype, and in-house personalized coaching sessions. Students can start at anytime. [view profile]
  • Ages 10 to 19
  • Year-Round Program
  • Education

550 Bayview Ave, Centre for Green Cities, suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3X8
Toronto
Discover the city's fascinating natural world at Evergreen Brick Works, a kids day adventure camp in the heart of Toronto. Kids experience a new side to the city here! [view profile]
  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Adventure

959 Principale, St-Donat, Quebec,
Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm
Located on the banks of Rivière Ouareau, we have a magnificent site of 115 acres of land with unique and safe facilities, making it one of the most beautiful camp sites in Quebec. [view profile]
  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

10243 Reesor Road, Markham, Ontario, L6B 1A8
Markham
This summer camp in the Toronto suburb of Markham offers various arts and sports activities including archery, soccer and much more. [view profile]
  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

376 Ponacka Road, Highland Grove, Ontario,
Bancroft
Ponacka boys say camp is "home away from home". A strong emphasis on individual growth in the context of having the most fun ever, learning skills, developing lifelong friendships and great food. What could be better? [view profile]
  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario,
Vaughan
An outdoor adventure day camp surrounded by nature just north of Toronto for ages 5 to 14. [view profile]
  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Day Camp
  • Adventure

UOIT, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7L7
Oshawa
Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, ideal for children from Ajax and elsewhere in the GTA. [view profile]
  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Day Camp
  • Science

123 Street, Brisbane, Alberta,
International
Spend 3 weeks exploring Australia with teens from around the world. Flights, transportation and meals included. Check this out! [view profile]
  • Ages 13 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Travel

200 Kodiak Road, McKellar, Ontario, P0G 1C0
Parry Sound
Integrated residential summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, NLD and AS. Social skills program, academic program and 50+ activities. [view profile]
  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Overnight Camp
  • Special Needs

100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6
Toronto
Diverse Toronto summer camp (with March Break programs) offering kids programs in environment and science as well as arts and more. [view profile]
  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

5725 6th Line, Rockwood, Ontario, N0B 2K0
Guelph
Girls from around the world come to this camp for the high quality equestrian coaching and the family like atmosphere. We are ideally located between Guelph and Toronto. [view profile]
  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Overnight Camp
  • Sports

937365 Airport Road Unit 1, Mulmur, Ontario,
Mansfield
A day and overnight adventure camp nestled in the Niagara Escarpment. Offers biking, horseback riding and hiking to kids aged 4 to 16. [view profile]
  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Adventure

8082 Chemin du Lac Morgan, Rawdon, Quebec, j0k 1s0
Rawdon
Quebec summer camp with specialized programs in cinema and horseback riding. Activities include numerous other sports. [view profile]
  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

3800 Paddock Road, Claremont, Ontario, L1Y 1A2
Pickering
A horseback riding camp offering full day and half-day equestrian programs ideal for girls or boys from Ajax, Oshawa, Pickering and elsewhere throughout the GTA. [view profile]
  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Day Camp
  • Sports

1183 Grand Rang Sainte-Clotilde, Ste. Clotilde, Quebec, J0L 1W0
Ste. Clotilde
A bilingual Quebec summer camp with a focus on horseback riding and equestrian instruction. Other activities include sports like soccer and more. [view profile]
  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Overnight Camp
  • Sports

20682 Hurontario Street, Caledon, Ontario, L7K 1X1
Caledon
A Christian summer camp and year round retreat facility close to the GTA, specializing in horse, hockey, extreme adventure, bmx biking and soccer camps. [view profile]
  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Overnight Camp
  • Sports

3353 The Credit Woodlands, Mississauga, Ontario,
Mississauga
Wise Adventures offers Birthdays, Camps and Fun, Art, Animal and Academic programs for school age children. Programs include Lego Club, Mini Zookeeper, Animal Trainer, Spelling Bee, Canvas & Pottery Painting and more. [view profile]
  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Day Camp
  • Arts

501 Arlington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 1T7
Toronto
Conveniently located for many GTA parents, this traditional kids day camp offers arts and sports activities, swimming and more. [view profile]
  • Ages 2.5 to 15
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

1398 Frankford Road, Quinte West , Ontario,
Belleville
  • Ages 14 to 65
  • Overnight Camp
  • Special Needs

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