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.
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
The June 3 - 7 session is SOLD OUT.
REGISTER NOW (AUG 12-16)
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.
Vet Career Camp and MOLA Herpetology Career Camp are not offered in the summer and are typically offered in the fall or spring semesters. Future dates coming soon!
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
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
Summer Volunteen Program
Summer Volunteens (students entering grades nine through 12 for the 2018 – 2019 school year) spend one week during the summer assisting staff in our Summer Zoo Camps. Camps run Monday through Friday, from June to August. Teens in grades nine and 10 will assist in half-day camps from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and teens in grades 11 to 12 will assist in full-day camps from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Click here to learn more about Summer Volunteen opportunities.
Summer Zoo Camp Photography Volunteer Position
This summer we are offering volunteens the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in a media focused volunteer position. Volunteers in this position will be responsible for capturing candid moments of our campers throughout camp, as well as capturing lifelong camp memories such as meeting animals, feeding the giraffes, or playing games with new camp friends.
If you are interested in this applying for this position we ask that you meet the minimum requirements. Because we know that capturing moments in time of our campers making lifelong friends and memories is not only important to us but to their parents, who will have the opportunities to view and purchase these pictures, we are asking that volunteens not only meet the requirements for the general volunteer program, but also include the below in their application:
Application Requirements in addition to the general volunteen application requirements:
- Must be a senior during the 2018-2019 school year.
- Must be available for a minimum of one week (Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30).
- At least once of your letter of recommendations must be from someone who has knowledge of your photography skills.
- Have a portfolio ready to present at interview
- Be available for interview during the week of April 30th-May 4th.
Email email@example.com for more information and to schedule your interview.
For more information, contact the education department:
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110