14-17 year olds

Keeper camp program

This program is for youth born in 2007-2010 and each camper may attend a maximum of one week per summer.

The award-winning Keeper Camp is a program designed to teach participants about the world of zookeeping and then experience it through hands-on, real-life zookeeper work. The program will admit up to five campers per week who will receive instruction on the value of zoos, endangered species, conservation, animal classification, proper animal handling techniques, animal enrichment, animal husbandry, and more! The campers will shadow the animal care staff and will be given the opportunity to assist these staff members in cleaning, feeding, and caring for the animals.

Parental consent is required to participate and the Magnetic Hill Zoo has a zero tolerance policy regarding compliance to safety rules and regulations. 

Program details

Program details

Drop off time: 9 am

Pick up time: 4:30 pm

Group size: maximum 5 campers

Participants must wear either sneakers or boots to participate in Keeper Camp. We will provide steel toe boot caps that the camper must wear whenever they are working in animal care sections. If campers already have steel toe boots, they can still bring them. 

Bilingual weeks

Bilingual weeks

  • June 24-28
  • July 2-5*
  • July 8-12
  • July 15-19
  • July 22-26
  • July 29-August 2
  • August 6-9*
  • August 12-16
  • August 19-23
Cost and registration

Cost and registration

$260 per week

*The weeks of July 2-5 and August 6-9 have a duration of 4 days due to Holidays on the Monday of that week. The cost for these weeks is $220.

  • Please note that our summer zoo camps are completely full for the summer. However, you can still put your name on the waiting list by clicking the registration button below and then clicking on the red hourglasses.