Zoo Careers Camp - High School

Zoo Careers Camp - High School

Join the Fort Worth Zoo for Zoo Careers Camp!

Zoo Careers Camp fees include housing, all meals, activities, and camp materials. Zoo Careers Camp sessions are first come, first served. Campers must be 14 to 18 years old and entering grades nine to 12. Space is limited.

Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.


Summer Zoo Careers Camp

Zoo Careers Camp is designed for high school students entering ninth through 12th grades who are interested in zoological sciences, wildlife conservation and animal-related careers. During this five-day overnight camp, participants will learn about animal care, husbandry, maintenance and training and accompany animal staff on daily schedules, participate in animal care activities and attend presentations given by the Zoo staff.

Dates: June 3 - 7, Aug. 12 - 16
Fees: $800; Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.
Ages: 14 to 18 year olds and entering ninth through 12th grades

An option for a nonrefundable deposit of 50 percent is available. The remaining balance will be charged 10 days out from the start of the program.

Online registration opens April 27 at 9 a.m..


Vet Career Camp

Vet Career Camp is designed for students in ninth through 12th grades who are interested in the field of veterinary sciences. During this three-day overnight camp, participants will learn about animal care, veterinary careers, assist the hospital staff on daily schedules, participate in animal care activities and attend presentations given by the Zoo staff.

Date: Future dates coming soon
Cost: $695; Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.


Animal Behavior Camp

Students in ninth through 12th grade will explore all aspects of nutrition for Zoo animals by looking at the fundamentals of nutrition. The science of animal nutrition draws upon chemistry, biology, zoology and mathematics in order to understand the complexity of animal health. During this three-day, overnight camp, participants will learn about the formulation of diets, condition assessment, diet preparation and presentation, record keeping, inventory and quality control. This camp is designed for those interested in a career in animal nutrition or animal health.

Date: Future dates coming soon
Cost: $695; Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.


MOLA Herpetology Career Camp

Are you fascinated by all things that slither, hop and swim? MOLA Herpetology Career Camp is a new opportunity for high school students to learn about herpetology careers! During the three-day overnight camp, participants will learn about animal care and husbandry for reptiles, amphibians and fish. Campers will also work with animal staff on daily schedules, participate in animal care activities and attend presentations given by Zoo staff.

Date: Future dates coming soon
Cost: $695; Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.


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For more information, contact the education department:
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110
phone: 817-759-7200
fax: 817-759-7201
email: education@fortworthzoo.org