Junior Safari Summer Camp at America’s Teaching Zoo begins June 19 through August 4, enrollment now open

America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College is now accepting applications for enrollment for the Junior Safari Summer Camp program that runs June 19 through August 4 for children entering grades 1st through 6th in Fall 2017.  Junior Safari Summer Camp allows campers the unique opportunity to interact with the Zoo’s animal collection while participating in age-appropriate, science-based learning experiences. Camp activities include animal presentations and handling opportunities, as well as art and science projects.  Activities occur within the safety of Zoo grounds (7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA) under direct supervision of trained camp staff.  Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with “early bird” and “night owl” options available.  All camp sessions begin with a drop-off/sign-in with a camp counselor. 

Grade level (participants going into that grade in Fall 2017) and themes for summer 2017 include:

Grade 1st/2nd, June 19-23, Zookeeping 101

Grade 3rd/4th, June 26-June 30, Wild in the City

Grade 1st/2nd, July 3-7, Planet Superheroes

Grade 3rd/4th, July 10-14, Zookeeping 101

Grade 1st/2nd, July 17-21, Animal Detectives

Grade 5th/6th, July 24-28, Animal Dream Jobs

Grade 5th/6th, July 31-Aug 4, Zookeeeping 101

For detailed information, camp availability and registration forms, visit the “Teaching Zoo” at www.moorparkcollege.edu or call (805) 378-1441.

MOORPARK COLLEGE, one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, was founded in 1967. It is set on 150 beautiful acres, nestled in the foothills on the southeastern flank of Ventura County, about 40 miles from UCLA, and approximately 75 miles from UC Santa Barbara. It is also a short drive from CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, and California Lutheran University. Moorpark College was recognized in the Huffington Post in March of 2015 as the fourth-best community college in the nation. It has an excellent reputation for university transfer preparation, and its signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training, which incorporates the world-renowned America’s Teaching Zoo. The college also offers a dynamic range of classes and programs in the visual and performing arts, and its pristine athletic fields and mild climate provide an excellent home for student athletes.


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