Above: Exterior image of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park sign.
Discover an adventure like no other during the Safari Park’s Summer Camp 2013!
Critter Caper Campout
A 3-day camp that includes 2 overnight stays for grades 3–6
The Safari Park is a mysterious place full of exotic creatures from around the world. You can learn a lot from those animals by investigating the clues they leave behind. Become a super sleuth as you investigate animal mysteries throughout the 1,800- acre Park. One day you’re dissecting an owl pellet to see what it ate, the next day you’re following a set of tracks to figure out what exactly happened at the watering hole. Your search may lead you behind the scenes to an animal’s bedroom or onto a Caravan Safari truck to investigate the herds in our large field enclosures. An animal ambassador may come to you for an up-close encounter, or you may venture into the dark on a nighttime prowl throughout the Park. As mystery abounds, one thing’s for sure: you’re in for an amazing experience at this Critter Caper Campout!
Dates: July 1–3
Animal Care Boot Camp
A 5-day camp that includes 4 overnight stays for grades 6–8
It’s back and better than ever! Get the inside scoop on animal care and conservation straight from the experts. Meet zookeepers and animal trainers to see firsthand what it takes to work with exotic animals. Get up close to animal ambassadors during private animal encounters and learn how we train cheetahs to run top-speed, off-leash, right in front of you at our Cheetah Run track. Take a trip to our state-of-the-art hospital to see veterinary medicine in action. Hop on board a Caravan Safari truck to venture deep into the heart of the Safari Park’s enormous field enclosures where you’ll be able to feed giraffes and rhinos and try your hand at wildlife research as you become a field biologist monitoring animal behavior.
Plus, enjoy the Safari Park when no one else can— at night! Make yourself at home in our Roar & Snore campsite and spend an entire week exploring every acre of this incredible place, including behind-the-scenes areas as you visit animal bedrooms and barns with your camp counselors, including behind-the-scenes visits at Lion Camp, tigers, okapis, elephants, and many, many more! From pancake breakfast and early morning zookeeping to late-night Park prowls and s’mores at the campfire, the animal action is nonstop. Get ready to get down and dirty as you go through Animal Care Boot Camp to become an animal-care pro!
Dates: June 24–28
Price: MEMBER $479 to $879 (3 or 5-day) NONMEMBER $509 to $909 (3 or 5-day)
Reservations: Book online or call 619-718-3000.
Duration: 9 a.m. on first day–4 p.m. on last day. See schedule above.
Dates: See schedule at above.