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Coming Soon: Wildlife Explorer Camps!

We are working on the VA license process and currently taking bookings for our waitlist. Please contact the Education Director at education@leesburganimalpark.com if you have questions about camps or classes. Updates will be sent out to those on the waitlist as soon as new information comes in. Thanks for your patience!

Do you have an animal lover at home? Join us for unique and exciting summer camps that include interactions with LIVE animals! In addition to the activities planned for each week, your kids will enjoy pony rides, wagon rides and a private encounter with a special live animal.

Week 1: Safari Explorers - For our opening week, kids will become explorers of the plains of the Serengeti and the dark jungles of the amazon! We will learn about animals that come from these regions and meet animals like an African serval cat and Scarlet macaws.

Week 2: Junior Zookeepers - Has your child ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes at animal parks and zoos? We’ll help feed and groom animals at the Park, and learn about the responsibilities that come with caring for animals.

Week 3: Conservation Helpers - This week we’ll learn all about endangered species around the world and animal conservation. We will make crafts to be sold to Park customers, with all proceeds going to a non-profit organization dedicated to animal conservation!

Week 4: Animal Detectives - We’ll dive deep into the marine life of the ocean and tirelessly search for the animals hidden in the folds of the rainforests! We’ll create a beautiful wall mural which depicts a snapshot of the life we find in the vast ocean and dense rainforest.

Week 5: Mad Botanists - The plants surrounding us are at least as important as the animals we share our world with. This week we’ll plant our own safe and air-cleansing plants and learn about everything plants do for us and our critters!

Week 6: “We’re Animals Too!” - Learn about cool similarities between various animals and humans. Does a lemur have fingernails? How do different species communicate? We will get interesting answers to questions about us and our animal friends!

Week 7: Habitat Specialists - This week we’ll research animal behaviors in their natural surroundings, work with Leesburg Animal Park zookeepers and teachers to create enrichment toys and install the toys into exhibits for the animals to enjoy!

Week 8: Creature Theatre - This week we’ll learn about our favorite animal friends and put together a great production of our favorite animal story! Kids will work together to research their animal character, build the stage and props, rehearse lines and perform at the end of the week!

Week 9: Critter Families - We’ll learn about different types of animal families as we bring the exciting summer to a close. We’ll also enjoy fun, relaxing activities as kids get ready to go back to school. We’ll review everything we learned throughout the summer and play fun group games like Animal Jeopardy!

 


HOURS:

We offer two camp sessions each day: 9am-12pm or 1pm-4:00pm, Monday-Friday.

PRICING:

Half-day (9-12:00PM session or 1-4:00PM session) is $249 per week.

$50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of enrollment for each week enrolled for each child registering.

POLICIES:

Our campers must be age 5-11. Campers must have reached his or her 5th birthday by June 15, 2014.

Our classes are very limited. If your session is full, we will put you on a waitlist. If your child does not get a spot in a class, we will refund your deposit the week of the camp.

For more information, email education@leesburganimalpark.com

Preschool Classes Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00am-11:30am

"Super Heroes in Nature!" Series - Explore the amazing abilities of various animal species. Super strength, agility, hearing, defense & more! We'll test our own abilities in these areas through fun and engaging activities. We will also meet an amazing animal in our own private animal encounter.

Super Hearing, Defense & Smell: March 25, April 3,15,24

Super Speed & High Jump: March 27, April 8,17,29

Super Strength & Eyesight: April 1, 10, 22

School-Aged Classes: Tuesday & Thursday from 3:00-4:30pm

"Animal Enrichment" Series - In addition to making sure the animals eat well & have proper shelter, Zookeepers also need to be sure they get quality playtime! We'll learn about typical behaviors for animals at the Park & make them cool playtime toys & treats. We will also meet an amazing animal in our own private animal encounter.

"Primates" - March 25, April 3,15, 24

"Birds" - March 27, April 8,17,29

"Reptiles" - April 1,10,22

Classes are $20 per child, or $15 per child for groups with a minimum of 15 people. One adult may accompany each child without charge. To register, please send an email to education@leesburganimalpark.com. Price includes entrance to the class and all supplies. Does not include admission to the park.

Are you planning a trip as a school group? Contact us about custom programming and custom rates at education@leesburganimalpark.com.

For more information, email education@leesburganimalpark.com

The education director Stephanie Johnson has worked in children's education, including in administration, for more than fourteen years. A graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a B.S. in Human Development, she teaches with inspiration from the Reggio Emilia philosophy. The Reggio Emilia approach emphasizes individualized learning and creativity through science-inspired activities, problem-solving, art, and other modes of expression.

Stephanie is also actively involved in bonobo conservation. Bonobos are an endangered species of great ape somewhat similar to chimpanzees. She has traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo in her conservation efforts.

 


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