Each summer, we put on a series of camps on the Sanctuary grounds ranging in length from one day to a full week. Students receive a framable certificate at the end of the class.
Information and signups for our 2019 camps will be available in early spring. You can check this site then, or follow our Facebook or Twitter feeds for details as they come out.
Junior Keeper Camp
Campers in two different age groups get a hands-on look at what animal keepers do and learn how we take care of the animals. These two-day camps cover everything from animal welfare to enrichment to how to give a tour. They'll see animal feedings, enrichment, food prep, and more while learning how to become a professional animal keeper. These camps are organized in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club in Red Lodge.
Wildlife Art Camp
This full-week camp with art teacher and former zookeeper Lindi O’Brien introduces campers to drawing and sculpting animals in a variety of media from pencil to oil paint. No prior art experience is needed. Students have a chance to sketch the animals live, and the last day of art camp is an art show open to parents and teachers.
Poop Science Camp
Our Education Director, the author of the popular Who Pooped in the Park? book series, teaches kids about animal scat identification, diet, dentition, health checks, parasites, and more. We learn about scats & tracks, pick apart owl pellets, examine the diets of wild animals, and learn why scientists would study animal poop.