WILDLIFE CAMP

Ages 4-9

Our twice-weekly morning sessions in Wildlife Camp are spent exploring the Middlefork Savanna and nearby habitat in Northwest Lake Forest. Children ranging from 4 to 9 years of age will learn about nature as they study and observe our local wildlife and its natural habitat. Session days vary by age.

Registration opens March 2 for Residents & March 9 for Non-Residents.

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ZOO CAMP

COMPLETED GRADES 3-6

If you have a child that is an aspiring zookeeper or naturalist, this is the camp for you! Each day we will learn a new aspect of professional zookeeping and conservation. Your child will spend time indoors and outdoors working shoulder-to-shoulder with our professional staff including feeding, animal enrichment, exhibit maintenance, and even helping to design an exhibit. A variety of technologies will be utilized including a software program we use to keep track of all of our animal husbandry data.

Registration opens March 2 for Residents & March 9 for Non-Residents.

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WILDLIFE SCIENCE CAMP

Ages 8-14

Daily, for one full week, the Wildlife Science Camp focuses on the development of the child's skills in many of the same technologies utilized in the study of natural science. Children will learn to use radio telemetry equipment, field scopes, GPS devices, and other important research tools. Daily interaction with the animals in the Wildlife Discovery Center provides children with the opportunity to learn animal handling basics. Recreation time is provided. An off-campus trip to an animal care facility is included, as well as visits from special guests.

Registration opens March 2 for Residents & March 9 for Non-Residents.

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BEAVER ISLAND WILDLIFE CAMP

Ages 11-15

Since 1996, the staff members of the Wildlife Discovery Center have been leading a trip to the Central Michigan University Biological Station located at Beaver Island, MI. Learning about the island ecology has been a transformative experience for past participants, many of whom have been inspired to pursue careers in biology. Group members will hike, boat, and kayak as they explore the ancient forests, pristine coastlines, and marshes rich with wildlife. The station provides excellent accommodations and boasts a fabulous cafeteria serving three buffet-style meals daily. This program is very popular; your early response best ensures your child's inclusion.

Registration opens March 2 for Residents & March 9 for Non-Residents.

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