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Zookeeper Animal Camp

"In the end we will conserve only what we love, and we will love only what we understand." 

Baba Dioum, African Ecologist
 Summer camp dates are posted below! 
Please contact our camp director at zookeepercamp@gmail.com for more information and registration information. 

2015 Zookeeper Camp dates 
July 13-17
July 20-24
August 3-7
August 10-14 

About our camp program:
Zookeeper summer camp is an animal nut's dream! Our entire week long camp program is designed to ensure the maximum experience for the animal lover while safe and secure as they observe some of nature's most incredible animals. Participants will get hands on approach to learning about all kinds of animals, and therefore developing a greater understanding of the species and creating a life long link with the love of nature and animals of all kinds. We take pride in being as interactive as possible with as many diffrent species of animals as possible during each and every camp week! We try to balance out every week so we are learning about all kinds of animals, not just reptiles. We also study mammals, birds, insects, arachnids, fish, and more! Every week is something different!

During the camp days spent at Crocodile Encounter children will have the opportunity to learn along side the trained professionals of one of the nations largest outdoor crocodilian facilities. Participants can expect to develop the skills and expertise to care for all of the animals at the facility including various snakes, many turtles and giant tortoises, various lizards, arachnids, amphibians and ,of course,our incredible crocodilians. Campers will receive an excellent science education focusing on the animals habitat, behaviour, and general biology.

Additional field trip days are built into the camp schedule to allow the campers to experience other forms of wildlife as well. We will get an up close look at native animals during a trip to Brazos Bend State park, see amazing mammals at the Bayou wildlife park, and have guest speakers give the campers the low down on our high flying friends the birds!

This summer camp program will allow your children to escape the concrete jungle and video games that surround them and overwhelm them with the natural world. They will study hundreds of species, and learn information unavailable in books. This will definitely create a greater passion for wildlife in the life of your child. It is a life changing event that we hope spurs many into a lifetime of passion for the outside world.

Help us educate the youth of our area, one step at a time! It starts with knowledge, and knowledge starts at the Crocodile Safari Summer Camp!

Camp sessions are limited in the number of participants and are first come first served. We do not hold spots without a deposit. A  non-refundable $50 deposit(which can be immediately processed by clicking the button below) is due at the time of enrollment with the balance due at the start of camp. Space are intentionally limited to enhance each campers hands-on experience so please do not delay in registering your child.
We will periodically update this section of the webpage with information regarding camper slot availibility.

Camp Times and information:

Drop Off is between 8:00-8:15 a.m. (Bus will leave at 8:45 a.m. with no exceptions on trip days)

Pick Up is between 12:15-12:30 p.m.

Click here to download registration form

$200.00  Early bird price if paid before June 5th! Crocodile Safari summer camp all inclusive price. Includes t-shirt, photo DVD, programs, admission on field trips, snacks and drinks. *Please note the first $100 is non refundable as it holds your child's place and once you are registered may result in others being turned away.

Sample schedule for Croc Safari camp:

Monday                            Snake/lizard day at Crocodile Encounter

Tuesday                            Field trip and wild alligator experience at Brazos Bend state park

Wednesday                     Turtle/tortoise day at Crocodile Encounter

Thursday                          Mammal day at Bayou Wildlife park Alvin and Crocodile Encounter

Friday                               Crocodile finale at Crocodile Encounter/pizza party for the campers

Each camper receives a camp T-shirt, a DVD(or photo book) with photos of them with various animals, crafts, and snacks.

Houston's premier animal summer camp.