Wild Wonders to present family zoo camps

Young campers get up close and personal with an armadillo at Wild Wonders. Courtesy photo

BONSALL – As summer vacation comes to a close, Wild Wonders’ annual Junior Keeper-For-A-Day zoo camps go back into hibernation until next June. This year, over 200 children, ages 6-13, fed an armadillo, made treats for foxes, learned about challenges animals face in the wild, and met and touched animals that they had never known existed.

Wild Wonders has been offering summer zoo camps for four years, with attendance increasing each year. It’s so popular that there’s one camper that has attended for four consecutive years. Each session is limited to a maximum of 13 campers and runs for four hours. All camps include a full tour of the facility, so the kids can see the over 120 animal ambassadors on-site.

Based on feedback received from interested parents who come to pick their children up from camp, Wild Wonders is introducing a family zoo camp adventure in September. Like the Junior Keeper-For-A-Day program, the adventure will be four hours long, but it will be exclusively for one family at a time.

In this unique experience, Mom, Dad and kids will together perform various animal husbandry duties, learn about conservation efforts with endangered species and receive a full, private tour of the facility. Plus, there will be plenty of opportunities for photos of this shared experience.

For pricing and availability of the family zoo camp and other offerings, visit the Wild Wonders website at www.wildwonders.org.

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