Each summer, we host a series of camps and reoccurring program series. Information on these programs will be available in early Spring. Check back with us soon or follow us on Facebook to receive updates.

Pre-registration for each camp is required. Please register by either calling (406) 446-1133 to pay over the phone, or by visiting the Gift Shop during hours.

Junior Keeper Camp

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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.

Summer 2019: We are offering a 3rd Junior Keeper Camp from July 18-19 for children who were waitlisted or do not attend Boys and Girls. This camp will be $50 for members, $40 for non-members.

Wildlife Art Camp

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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.

Summer 2019:

Wild Art Camp July 8-12, 9:00am-12:30pm. Ages 6-10. Camp is $140. Please bring water, food, and appropriate clothing for the weather.

Wild Art Camp July 29-August 2, 9:00am-3:30pm. Ages 8-12. Camp is $220. Please bring water, food, and appropriate clothing for the weather.

*Both camps also offer a day camp experience for a daily rate.



The Sanctuary and Red Lodge Carnegie Library are providing passports for stuffed animals exploring Red Lodge this summer. Participants can pick up these free passports at the library or the Sanctuary gift shop. Fill out your stuffie’s bio and go on adventures to collect stickers or stamps.

What you and your stuffie can do:

  • Stuffie Camping Trip with the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation: July 19th

  • “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” story and crafts at the Willows Patio: July 23rd @9:45am

  • “Wonky Donkey” storytime at Moonlake Market: July 23rd @2:00pm

  • Red Lodge Carnegie Library’s Stuffed Animal Sleepover event: August 8th @7:00pm

  • Attend the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary’s Critter Care event: August 3rd

  • Volunteer at one of the Stewardship Saturday park clean-ups at the Sanctuary: every other Saturday all summer

  • Go on a hike in the national forest, then take your passport to get a sticker from the Beartooth Ranger Station

  • Attend one of the monthly moon walks hosted by the U.S. Forest Service

  • Go on a picnic in one of Red Lodge’s parks

  • Take your stuffie to SCOOPS and get a free scoop of ice cream!

  • Drop by the FM99 The Mountain radio station in downtown to get a prize!

  • Go by one of the participating businesses- Lewis & Bark’s, Kidz Corner

*this list will be continually updated with ideas and participating events