Participants will get a hand’s on approach to learning about all kinds of animals, therefore developing a greater understanding of the species, creating a lifelong link with the love of nature and animals of all kinds. We take pride in being as interactive as possible working with as many different species of animals possible during each and every camp week! We try to balance out every camp 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! Participants can expect to develop the skills and expertise to care for all of the animals at the store including snakes of all species and sizes, turtles and tortoises, crocodilians like alligators and caimans, lizards, arachnids, amphibians and more!
The children will be submerged into the animal kingdom as they experience live educational animals shows from Savannah Steve and the rest of Reptile Camp staff. They will also participate in a snake feeding seminar, with the possibility of feeding the snakes by themselves if they wish. The other shows and topics during camp include Arachnids and other Creepy Crawlies, Nocturnal Hikes, Endangered Species Education, Loss of Habitat Discussion, Animals in Captivity and more. The children will also have a chance to play games, create crafts, fill out their Jungle Journals, take photographs with animals and study the animals at the camp. During the final camp day the children will have the opportunity to entertain and educate their family on the animals they are presenting in a formal classroom style lecture! The kids do the show!
In addition to the zoology and animal portion of the camp we will also spend time participating in adventure programming. Now that the camp has metamorphosed into a residential program, or overnight camp we have included new programming! Campers will partake in hiking, orienteering, geo caching, team and individuals sports, life skills such as cooking and meal planning, archery, kayaking and more! This is now a true summer camp, creating authentic summer camp memories.
This summer camp program will pick your children up in the middle of the concrete jungle we live in and overwhelm them with the natural world around them. They will study thousands of species and learn hundreds of facts about these creatures. This will definitely create a greater passion for wildlife in the life of your child.
Save the planet with us, one step at a time! It starts with knowledge, and knowledge starts at the Reptile Camp!
Camp Director, Steve Featherstone